Salt, Tequila and lemon, that’s the order, right? Well in fact, it isn’t at all. The truth is that you are drinking this iconic Mexican spirit completely wrong the whole time, and we’re going to tell you why.
To be named Tequila, it must have to be produced in Mexico, mainly because the country possesses all the rights over the product. It also has to be made based on the Blue Agave, a local plant. Nowadays, all the Tequilas produced around the world follow these two rules, but it has not always been so. Formerly the Tequila produced had a very low quality, so it was drunk with lemon and salt, to mask the strong taste of the liquor
Tequila is taked as aftermeal liquor, mainly neat, although it can be served cold or with ice. It’s been later that outside the Mexican borders people kept taking it with the iconic ritual of the salt and lemon, omitting the fact that the Tequila has enough quality to be consumed alone
This spirit is well-apreciated all around the world and it is used in many of the most famous cocktails on the globe: The Margarita that mixes it with lemon juice and Triple-sec, or the Tequila Sunrise, made with orange juice and currant.
It is known, also, that it possesses beneficial properties for health, always under a responsible consumption, such as facilitate digestion, reduce bad cholesterol, or increase the cardiovascular system.
So you surely must enjoy the true Tequila, but always with caution! Remember the saying: “One Tequila, two Tequila, three Tequila…” what was the end?