How to drink Tequila like a Mexican

Choose a 100% agave Tequila

An Agave Plant

An Agave Plant

Most people’s experience of Tequila is marred by not understanding it as a category and its levels of quality, leading to a lifetime of drinking fairly average, often cheap Tequilas.

To get the most of the spirit, always buy 100% blue agave. Unless the bottle states that is is made from 100% blue agave, non-agave ingredients will make up its its content that are usually of lower quality and can affect the taste.

Bottles labelled “made with blue agave” usually indicates a mixto. The Tequila Regulatory Council states only that only Tequilas distilled with 100% agave can label their products as “100% agave”.

One Response to “How to drink Tequila like a Mexican”

  1. As Tequila education grows in US, specially in California, tequila aficionados are well versed in how to drink each Tequila Category.
    Salt and lemon is ok for a Blanco Tequila but maybe not for a Blanco 100% agave Tequila, but still acceptable.
    Tequila Shots are now very popular, but they shall be of Blanco 100% if you do not want a very bad hangover.
    Tequila 100% agave reposado and Anejo are recommended as a sipping drink.

    Europe is still uneducated about Tequila. In Europe most persons still consider Tequila as an Espiri Gonzalez’s Spit fire drink, just as in US was considered 15 years ago. The opportunity for 100% Tequilas is huge.


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