Tequila, as we all know and (and some of us) love today has not always been the party pleaser that it now is. Read on to find out about the history of tequila.
Tequila used to be known as Pulque. Pulque contained the sap of the Agave Plant. In the 1500s, the Spanish government opened a trade route between Mexico and Manila because as brandy ran out, Spaniards would substitute their brandy with mud and agave. This was known as Mezcals – all Tequilas are Mezcals, but not all Mezcals are tequila. This lead to the distillation of everyone’s loved Jose Cuervo Tequila.
Tequila became intellectual property of Mexico – meaning it had to be made and aged in parts of Mexico. Today, we have several different types of Tequila flavours and different ways of drinking Tequila.
We mix Tequila with pineapple juice. We have it frozen. We even have it flavoured as all different types of fruits.
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