How to drink Tequila like a Mexican

Serve it in a “little horse”


Riedel’s Ouverture Tequila glass

Tequila is most often served neat in a narrow shot glass called a caballito, “little horse” in Spanish.┬áThe glasses are typically taller and thinner than the stubby versions in the US and UK.

In 2002 the┬áConsejo Regulador del Tequila approved an “official tequila glass” called the Ouverture Tequila glass, made by Riedel.

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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