The Good Times We Have with Our Friend Tequila

[ 0 ] May 1, 2020 |

We’ve all been there, we’ve all done it and certainly, most of us have had to do the walk of shame at least once in our lives am I right? It seems like a good and even great idea at the time, salt licking, lime slices all over the place and rows of shots along the bar counter waiting for their next victim. And undoubtedly they’ll come.

Having worked in a bar as a youngster, and then owning a pub as an adult I have for sure seen my fair share of craziness. 

From lame pickup lines, see some of the cheesiest ones here and girls rolling their eyes, to attempts at flirting with me over the loud music and drinks pouring, those times could make for a great novel. 

Never mind that things don’t change when you’re older, no, you just have more money to splash, and that’s never a good thing when it comes to drinks and having shots.

So why do we do it to ourselves? Why go through the next day with an anvil attached to our heads and the weight of the world on our shoulders? Simple, we are suckers for punishment. We easily erase the previous occasion’s consequences and convince ourselves that this time will be different, and it never is, the anvil returns and we hunt for the greasiest burger we can find.

How to take a tequila shot?

You may think this is a no brainer, but for some people coming of an age where they are starting in the club scene or beginning their drinking circles, it may not be that obvious. 

In Mexico, where tequila was essentially born, it is usually drunk straight and for some, with a side of Sangrita. For some great ideas and to try things of a different heritage, check out this recipe for a simple Sangrita to accompany your next tequila trip.

Now as it’s moved across the world, different cultures have influenced it in various ways, we will look at the basic American culture.

First, you need to lick the area between the thumb and the forefinger and sprinkle salt on it, then using the same hand, hold the lemon or lime wedge based on your preference between your thumb and forefinger ready to bite into. 

Take the shot of tequila in the other hand.

Now, lick the salt, down the tequila in one go and immediately bite into the wedge. And if you’re hardcore you won’t make a face like it’s the first time you’re doing it, #everyone we know. Ha.

How to choose a good tequila combination?

There are hundreds of variations you can opt for when it comes to either making a tequila-infused cocktail or adding tequila products to a themed party. A simple trial and error session, which your friends will no doubt want to be invited to, is a good way to access what you and your circle of friends enjoy and what works well together as a flavor profile. 

For some help in that department, see some already tested success stories for our ‘mate’ tequila, how parties have gone down, how experiments ended up being a massive hit and how this simple potent liquid changed their lives.

3 things to look for in a quality tequila.

  • Purity. You may laugh but we all know the difference between quality and quantity. You want a product that states it is of pure agave ingredients, the agave plant which can take up to 5 – 7 years to grow and harvest will have a very distinctive flavor and tastes nothing like the ones sold in stores filled with additives and sugar syrups.  
  • Color. As mentioned, sugar syrups can change the color of the liquid so don’t be fooled by a golden tequila looking all gold and gleaming. Read the label. 
  • Price. We’ve all made the mistake of thinking more expensive means better products. This is not always true so check the manufacturing and ingredients list if cashing out more. 

Whatever you decide to do with your day off and the bottle of tequila gifted to you for your birthday, do it safely, do it slowly and if there is one thing to remember, let it be that you should not eat the worm at the bottom of the bottle.

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