National Tequila Tequila Day

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Get ready to raise a glass because it's National Tequila Day! Time to sip, savor, and maybe even party like there's no mañana. Tequila has a rich history and a way of making any occasion more fun. So let's dive into the world of tequila and celebrate this delightful national day!

When is Tequila Tequila Day?

It's national tequila tequila day on the 25th July.

A Spirited History

Tequila, the nectar of the gods (or at least it feels that way after a few shots), has a fascinating history. It all starts with the blue agave plant, which is native to Mexico. The Aztecs were the first to discover that the sap of this plant could be fermented and used to create a potent beverage. They called it 'pulque,' and it quickly became a favorite among ancient civilizations.

Fast forward to the 16th century when Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico. They brought with them the knowledge of distillation, a process that takes pulque and turns it into an even stronger elixir. And thus, tequila was born! The town of Tequila, located in modern-day Jalisco, became the tequila capital of the world. Today, tequila is loved and enjoyed across the globe.

How to Enjoy Tequila

While some may argue that the best way to enjoy tequila is straight from the bottle, there are actually several ways to savor this flavorful spirit. Whether you prefer it in a classic margarita, a refreshing Paloma, or simply neat with a sprinkle of salt and a slice of lime, the choice is yours. Just make sure to use high-quality tequila to enhance your experience.

And remember, tequila isn't just for shots and cocktails. It can be a versatile ingredient in cooking too! From tequila-lime shrimp to tequila-infused desserts, there's a world of culinary possibilities awaiting your adventurous taste buds.

A Day to Celebrate

National Tequila Day gives us the perfect excuse to indulge in this beloved Mexican spirit. Whether you're gathering with loved ones, throwing a fiesta, or simply treating yourself to a solo tequila tasting, make sure to raise your glass and say '¡Salud!' to this magical elixir.

History behind the term 'Tequila Tequila'

16th century

The birth of distilled spirits

Distilled spirits, known as 'mezcal', were being produced by the indigenous people of Mexico long before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Mezcal was made from the fermented juice of the agave plant and was primarily consumed for its medicinal properties.


The birth of tequila

Tequila as we know it today originated in the 1600s in the town of Tequila, located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Spanish settlers began experimenting with the production of mezcal using the blue agave plant, which was abundant in the region. They discovered that distilling the fermented juice from the agave plant produced a smoother and more palatable spirit, giving birth to tequila.

19th century

The rise of tequila production

During the 19th century, tequila production expanded significantly. The first commercial tequila factory was established in the town of Tequila in 1600. In 1758, the King of Spain granted the town the exclusive right to produce tequila commercially. This led to a rise in the number of distilleries and the development of the tequila industry.


The creation of 'Tequila Herradura'

In 1902, the first registered brand of tequila, 'Tequila Herradura,' was established. This brand was named after the horseshoe ('herradura' in Spanish), which was added to the distillery's name as a symbol of good luck.


Official recognition of tequila

In 1974, the Mexican government officially recognized tequila as a designation of origin, ensuring that only tequila produced in specific regions of Mexico, primarily Jalisco, could be labeled as 'tequila.' This recognition protected the authenticity and quality of tequila.

21st century

Global popularity and celebration

Tequila has gained immense popularity around the world, becoming a symbol of Mexican culture and a staple in cocktails. It is celebrated on various occasions, including National Tequila Day observed on July 24th in the United States. Tequila has also inspired numerous festivals, competitions, and even a dedicated Tequila Regulatory Council to preserve the integrity of the spirit.

Did you know?

Did you know that tequila is technically a type of mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila? Mezcal can be made from various types of agave, while tequila is specifically made from blue agave.


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First identified

22nd July 2015

Most mentioned on

25th July 2015

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