– Unfortunately, about tequila’s putative health benefits are not in or. Multiple the above, the first of which was that purportedly a” tequila” as a and in the 1930 s, adding that the agave throats and antibacterial. The didn’t constitute any, as a number of medical treatments in the 1930 s been abandoned as ineffective or and superior alternatives.

1. Tequila Doesn’t Give You A Hangover

” Yeah, right,” mixologists and tequila on both sides of the border.
” Tequila you the same way you treat it,” Steve Calabro, bartender at Rick Bayless’s Red O in Los Angeles.” If you aggressively it back, it will get mad and the .”

Start with tequila. Your first is to look for” 100% Agave” on the label. Under Mexican, tequila must be made from the blue Weber agave plant( ) from the Tequila region in the state of Jalisco.

US regulations, on the other, allow it to be called tequila even if contains as much as 49 other liquids, sugar-based. That if you it, you’re. say that’s what tequila its bad reputation.

Sue Torres, an of Suenos in New York City, ” chemicals and such as coloring or a ” for tequila headaches. The for a ( legendarily in bottles of mezcal, tequila’s, the contents were alcohol, not ), but, Torres,” Don’t buy mezcal that has a worm in it .”

2. Tequila has health benefits

Experts say that a shot before lunch can the, and one after a big dinner can. Pairing that with a glass of is a good way to go.

” Being with blood sugar,” Torres, she believes that tequila is better for than other .” The are simple sugars, so they break down in your .”

” I have that tequila has a component, in moderation, lowering cholesterol,” Roger Bailey, bartender at Filini in Chicago. tequila can break down dietary, which can indeed lower LDL, the bad cholesterol. In, he,” tequila will and headaches,” ” I don’t suggest tequila get rid of a migraine .”

You’ve gathered by now that is key. All our caution that overdoing any is harmful.

3. Tequila Makes You Smarter

Or at least, knowing about it makes people think you are.
The Tequila Regulation Council five tequila: Colorless Blancos and right out of the distiller( Blancos are higher proof ), reposados must at least and Anejo over. A newer, extra-Anejo, aged even longer. Herradura, for example, ages its extra-Anejo for 49 months, by which has lost 40 of its; this the angel’s share.

Wooden, such as these at the National Museum of Tequila in Jalisco, impact and oaky, brandy-style to aged tequilas.

As tequilas barrel-age, they take on and . the agave, and them a for .” It can make a Blanco tequila, make a beautiful reposado, Anejo or extra-Anejo,” Herradura’s Ruben Aceves.

” A reposado or Anejo tequila will woody and vanilla, and if you are lucky it will have some to it,” Roger Bailey. Aficionados prefer to sip these aged tequilas like brandy. Not to mention, when some banjos in the hundreds- or thousands- of dollars a bottle, it seems a to them.
One category the Tequila Regulation Council does not. That’s a marketing for tequila with caramel. But that’s mixing, and now mixing.

Another cool story: the origin of the margarita. Paul Tanguay, of Chicago’s Tippling Bros. and Mercadito, says that around the turn of the last century, a popular cocktail called the daisy was made of gin or brandy plus lemon juice and grenadine or syrup. “During Prohibition, people started flocking to Mexico, and it’s said that there was a racetrack in Tijuana that started making daisies with tequila,” substituting lime juice, agave and Grand Marnier for lemon, simple syrup and grenadine. “Margarita is Spanish for daisy.”

4. Tequila is Classy.

If you’re like most Americans and Europeans, you might have tried your first tequila at.” In Mexico, tequila is a very sophisticated that you don’t with,” Alberto Becherano Maya of Elixir& More, which the El Capricho brand. The byword: it, don’t swill it.

It’s also great in cooking, Jimmy Shaw, chef-owner of L.A.’s Loteria Grill, which makes an ice cream of reposado tequila and tequila-lime cheesecake with jalapeno tequila. Shaw’s rule of thumb when cooking with tequila,” that well in a glass should work well in a dish .”

5. Tequila is Mexico in a Bottle.

” You’re not. You’re,” Becherano Maya, Jaime Salas, of Milagro Tequila, calls the drink of .” You can now tour the agave to that of Napa and its wineries. There are also different government agencies of the spirit all the while promoting benefits and culture .”

Driving around the town of Tequila feels like a to an old world winery in Europe. Herradura’s distillery, in a hacienda, dates from 1870 and played a role in an of the 1920 s, Christians Mexican soldiers.

Sip a lot of tequilas, and you’ll terroirs, that come from the: highlands, lowlands and more .” To tequila is to Mexico,” Ana Paula Pelayo of the Dos Armadillos distillery. She likens the of her favorite tequilas to” Mexico after the .”



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