July 24, 2012

National Tequila Day


"Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.” - Simon Fowler

It's National Tequila Day!

Oh, tequila. I've seen grown women dance around the plastic sombrero that adorns some of your bottles, and I've seen grown men stumble down a completely level floor all due to your golden nectar.

Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. When the agave plant has matured, the sharp leaves are stripped away, and the remaining “piña” is roasted, mashed, fermented, distilled, then consumed by twenty-one year old's in Cancun on Spring Break every year. Tequila that isn't aged is referred to as blanco ("white") or plato ("silver"); aged for two months to a year and it's called reposado ("rested"). If it's aged for more than that, it's añejo (or "aged").

And now you're all the wiser, lushes foodies.

For tonight's celebration, I celebrated at a local Mexican restaurant where I drank a "Paloma" (which was a mix of tequila and Fresca). My waitress said, "They're seriously authentic. It's what everyone drank when I was in Mexico," she assured me.

Honestly? I think it was just a glass of straight tequila.

And I'm pretty sure if I had ordered a second one I might have been one of those boogying-around-the-hat (whether it was real or imaginary), staggering-on-even-ground drunky mcdrunksters.

Hey Liver... Yo, Ego.... you better appreciate what I spared you from tonight.

Happy National Tequila Day!