There’s something for everyone on National Tequila Day 2022, whether you enjoy a margarita on Mondays or a top-shelf double after a long day at work.
The importance of location cannot be overstated.
Tequila may only be named tequila if it is made in one of five designated Mexica states: Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, Tamaulipas, and Jalisco. This is similar to how authentic champagne comes from France’s Champagne region.
The Weber Azul agave plant, which is only found in those five states, is the main ingredient, according to USA Today.
Hiatus Tequila’s founder, Kristopher DeSoto, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that the name of the booze comes from the town of Tequila in the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Tequila is a type of mezcal, however not all mezcal is tequila. 3.
The Weber Azul agave plant comes into play in this situation.
According to Bon Appétit, tequila is a form of mezcal manufactured only from the blue Weber agave, often known as blue agave or agave tequilana, which is a genus of succulents endemic to central Mexico.
In contrast, 30 different agave plants possess enough natural sugars to produce mezcal, according to a food and entertaining magazine.
Colors are linked to a person’s age.
The age of tequila is indicated by the hue of the liquor when it reaches the market. The following is a breakdown provided by Fox News:
A blanco tequila is a clear spirit that has been matured anywhere from 0 to 5 months.
Gold-amber in color, reposado tequilas are usually matured for six months.
Gold-brown in color, Aejo tequila is usually matured for at least a year.
Diamonds have been created using tequila.
Researchers at Mexico’s National Autonomous University of Science and Technology have discovered that 80-proof tequila contains just the right amount of ethanol to water to successfully make artificial diamonds, as reported by Popular Science.
According to the magazine, researchers heated the tequila to 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit before evaporating it into a mist. An impurity-free diamond layer forms when vapor contacts a silicon or stainless-steel tray, and this is what we call a “diamond vapor”. Despite their small size, synthetic diamonds have found several uses in industry, electronics, and other non-jewelry-related fields.
Vodka, watch out!
CNBC claimed that tequila and mezcal were the second-fastest-growing spirits sector in the United States in 2021, after only pre-mixed cocktails.
30.1 percent more than was sold in 2020 in agave-based spirits, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
Until the 1970s, vodka was America’s most popular spirit, generating $7.1 billion in 2021 sales, but agave-based options are on the rise, according to CNBC.