National tequila day is on July 24th, and Mestizo is ready to help you celebrate and cool down this summer! Tequila as an alcoholic beverage has been a Mexican staple since the 16th century, and its notoriety as one of the most classic drinks is known all around the world. So, before you bring your clique to Mestizo to enjoy a shot or two, read up on what makes tequila so remarkably special:

Americans enjoy their tequila.

Every year, the USA consumes about 13,208,602 gallons of tequila. That’s a lot of celebrating!

Tequila doesn’t slow you down.

Unlike other alcohols, tequila is not considered a depressant.

There are multiple types of tequila.

From Blanco, Repesado, Anejo, Double Anejo and Joven, you have many kinds of tequila to choose from. To celebrate the national holiday, why not try them all – but remember: everything in moderation!

Tequila has healthy properties.

When consumed, scientists believe tequila can reduce the likelihood of developing dementia and diabetes – again, in moderation!

 

When consumed, scientists believe tequila can reduce the likelihood of developing dementia and diabetes – again, in moderation!

 

The secret is the agave plant.

Tequila is made from the agave plant, and, unlike fruit-based beverages, it must be replanted and grown from the beginning after being harvested. Making tequila takes work!

Agave plants can pollinate and grow in multiple ways.

One unique way that agave plants get pollinated is with the help of bats. Bats are attracted to agave nectar, so they fly from plant to plant and spread the pollen.

It takes time to get it just right.

Some tequilas require up to 30 years to reach the perfect age in the process. However, the wait is worth it!

Sip or shoot.

Tequila is typically downed quickly in shot glasses accompanied by salt and limes. However, much like whiskey, Mexicans tend to sip tequila over a period of time. Either way, it ranks high with many beverage connoisseurs.

There is no worm.

The common misconception about tequila involves a worm resting at the bottom of every bottle. However, manufacturers assure customers that traditional tequila should not have any bugs of any kind in their alcohol.

Tequila sets records.

In 2006, the most expensive bottle of tequila was purchased by a private collector for 225,000 dollars. I bet it tastes like diamonds!

Now that you know a thing or two about tequila, come by Mestizo to celebrate the occasion and many more to come! Mestizo is setting up a private gameday viewing room, so get ready for fantastic drinks, delicious meals, and wild LSU and Saints football seasons.

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