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Not all types of tequila contain a tequila worm. The tequila worm or as it should be known as the Mezcal worm is normally only found in Mezcal (tequila). The worm is reserved for a drink known as Mezcal, which, according to some, is tequila’s big brother. But the two spirits are entirely different. Tequila is distilled from any number of natural Mexican ...


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Generally speaking worms would be found in a drink called mescal or mezcal (same thing), and not in tequila. Mezcal is related to tequila, but not as well known outside of Mexico, which is why the worm in tequila myth started. There are two types of worms you can find in mezcal. The white worm is a larva of the beetle Scyphophorus Acupunctatus. The red worm,...


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Tequila has come a long way from when it was 1st manufactured, back in the day the traditional way to drink tequila was in a shot glass because it actually did taste like you were drinking paint stripper!... this is not the case anymore, now some tequila is drank from wide mouth cups and sipped like wine or a really nice bourbon. Contrary to popular belief ...


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According to this CNBC article: Tequila is only produced inside the Mexican state of Jalisco and in some municipalities in Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Any agave-based distilled spirit outside those regions are called "mezcal." Other subtypes of mezcal you might see are Bacanora, Sotol and Raicilla. In other words, all tequilas are ...


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As you said, many of the traditions like salt & lime are primarily used to disguise low-quality tequila and mezcal. If you're buying a reposado, añejo, or aged mezcal, you'll want to get the full aroma and flavor. The colder the drink, the less aroma you get. Room temperature is recommended by most distilleries. Using a snifter glass, as Jedicurt ...


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Generally, the longer it's barrel aged, the more drinkable it is. Anejo tequila is aged longest (I believe at least a year, but keep me honest). Reposado is aged a bit less (6 months or so), and Blanco is generally not aged for any significant time. You can usually see it in the color of the tequila as well, (though many cheap tequilas are pretty amber in ...


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Safety There is absolutely no need to worry about liquor, including tequila, ever freezing or exploding like a beer or wine would. To freeze liquor, temperatures of -100 to -170 degrees F are required. Your basic house hold freezer is set at about 0 degrees F, and an industrial deep freeze only gets to about -50 F; It also does not matter what type of ...


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Storing tequila in the freezer? I doubt that storing tequila in your freezer will make it taste better, but under certain conditions it could preserve the great taste of tequila. Storing your liquor in general in a freezer is not a bad idea at all, but is only possibly necessary at certain times. For the most part, there’s no need to refrigerate or ...


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What is Tequila when its not from Mexico? Tequila is a regional distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Aside from differences in region of ...


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According to the article "Tequila industry taking shape in South Africa" when sold in South Africa its called "Agave Spirit" all Tequilas are agave spirits, but like Champagne or Port there is a protection of the Appellation of Origin in order to call it “Tequila”, so South African producers are forced to label their drink as Agave Spirit and not ...


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Coffee can definitely be mixed with tequila. However most recipes do not stop at simply a tequila/coffee mixture. The vast majority of such drinks involve a few more ingredients into these types of drinks. A friend of mine is a great fan of kahlua, so obviously we like to make something similar to a Mexican Coffee. Ingredients 10 ounces coffee (...


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Me and my son ate the two worms that came in a bottle of mezcal we drank on his 21st birthday, it had no effect on us at all above the drunkeness we got from the mezcal apart from its foul taste that stayed for the next few hours. It tasted like wet rotten leather washed with ashtray juice and would be the worst thing i have ever swallowed. My son made his ...


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There are a ton of cocktails that mix tequila and coffee. There are three options for the coffee part of it: canned/bottled, liquor/liqueur, and home brewed/coffee house. Home brewed coffee is fun for experimentation and there are a lot of variables to work with. Coffee has three different growing regions, different roasts, and brewing methods. These things ...


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This article does not reference any date, but says something interesting: Mexicans have long known that a little sodium chloride on the tongue can help to mollify the fiery flavor that characterizes much of their food. They use salt when downing chile peppers, for example. By the same token, citrus juices of various kinds have long been used to kill the ...


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Sadly don't have a link for this, but had a tasting locally put on by a rep from Pierde Almas. The way we were directed for a "traditional" drinking was in a snifter and served at room temp. He said that you should always start a drink with a deep smell. To keep your mouth closed and you breathe in the scent, and then open it while taking this breathe so ...


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My recommendation would be to ask your local specialty store if they know which distributor makes Tromba Tequila. The gentleman who first distilled Don Julio is the distiller and part-owner of the brand I believe, and their Anejo might be similar to 1942. It's tough to recommend particular tequilas as we don't know where you are and tequila brands are very ...


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Don’t do this unless it’s horrible tequila and you would have a reason to want to destroy terrible flavor and aromas. Certain spirits, like tequila/mezcal and bourbon/scotch/whisky, should virtually never be stored in the freezer and aren’t meant to be served that cold. Freezing actual good tequila is worse than just setting your money on fire because it ...


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I don't have any first hand knowledge about this, but I've heard this can be dangerous. Since tequila has alcohol, it isn't going to freeze. Depending on how cold the freezer is there may be potential for damage to tissues in your mouth. Perhaps this is or isn't true, but you might want to do some research before trying it. I did some casual Googling and ...


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For the most part more expensive tequila is better. For drinking go with 100% agave. For drinking most people prefer gold. For margaritas mid to low end tequila seems to be just fine (I can't tell the difference). I think fresh squeezed lime does more for a margarita than expensive tequila. Most people prefer silver in margaritas. I went to a party once ...


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A general rule when it comes to liquor is that if it's a cheap, generic version of it's type then it's probably better mixed into a cocktail. This is because the cocktail masks the poor quality of the liquor, but you still get the kick of the alcohol. On the other hand, if it's a high quality version of the liquor then the reason you should buy that liquor ...


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