What is tequila?

Irina Gromyak
Irina Gromyak
March 25, 2013
What is tequila?

In recent years, a variety of alcoholic beverages has appeared on the shelves of stores. Among them are those that are not known to us or are known to a narrow circle of their admirers. For example, what is tequila?

About tequila

The birthplace of this drink is Mexico. Mexicans are proud of this drink and call it their currency. For us, not so long ago, tequila was exotic, but today its fans are already going to clubs.

Tequila is a strong alcoholic drink. Its fortress is 38-40 degrees. "Hecho en Mexico" - this inscription should have a real tequila. It is made from blue agave, which looks like pineapple. Agave lives eight to twelve years, and can weigh from seventy to ninety pounds. There is juice in the core of the agave, it is squeezed out, then it wanders in vats intended for this purpose. After fermenting the juice, it is distilled twice and poured into oak barrels for aging. Tequila is ready.

Depending on the percentage in tequila of agave juice, the drink is divided into two groups: tequila- “premium” and tequila- “standard”.The first is made only from the juice of agave and bottled in the region, and the second - contains 51% of the sugars from the agave, and the rest are embodied by cane or syrup from corn.

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