When life serves you lemons

March 16, 2008

When life serves you lemons you make lemonade. Yeah right! When life serves me lemons I want a margarita. Yes, beautiful, blended margaritas with a slice of lemon and a double shot of tequila. I want the glass frozen with extra rock salt on the rim.
Which brings me to the subject of tequila. Tequila, the third top selling liquor in the world. The Conquistadors brought the process of distillation to Mexico. The Mexicans saw a good thing and distilled and fermented sap from the blue agave plant. They named this liquid with distinct flavor, tequila from the town Tequila in the state of Jalisco. Tequila is typically drank from a “caballito” which is a 2 0z glass or pretty much a “shot glass“. Tequila is served with a chaser “sangrita” made of tomato and orange juice with salt and chile. There is also the famous Hollywood tradition of drinking tequila. You first drink a shot of tequila, then lick a dash of salt from the back of the hand and bite a wedge of lemon afterwards. Aaaah the good stuff. My favorite tequila, Patron 80 proof.


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