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Various brands of tequila

Tequila is a spirit made primarily in the area surrounding Tequila, a town in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara and in the highlands of Jalisco. It is made from the blue agave (Agave tequilana azul), which is native to Mexico. Tequila is most often made at a 38–40% alcohol content (76–80 proof), but there are also several varieties of tequila produced with 43–46% alcohol content (86–92 proof).[1] Look up tequila in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1366x1024, 265 KB) What: Various Tequila bottles in sunlight Source: Photo by Aaron Sherman, (c) 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1366x1024, 265 KB) What: Various Tequila bottles in sunlight Source: Photo by Aaron Sherman, (c) 2005. ... A distilled beverage is a consumable liquid containing ethyl alcohol (ethanol) purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as fruit, vegetables, or grain. ... Tequila is a municipality in the central part of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 30,534. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Binomial name A. Weber Blue Agave, the tequila agave of the Agave tequilana species, is an agave plant that is an important economic product of Jalisco state in Mexico due to its role as the base ingredient of tequila, a popular alcoholic drink. ... Alcoholic proof is a measure of how much ethanol is in an alcoholic beverage, and is approximately twice the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV, the unit that is commonly used at present). ...

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History

A distillery oven loaded with agave "piñas" or "pineapples", the first step in the production of tequila.
A distillery oven loaded with agave "piñas" or "pineapples", the first step in the production of tequila.

Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1656. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli (later, and more popularly called pulque), long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill this agave drink to produce North America's first indigenous distilled spirit.[2] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 636 KB) Author Tobias Hesse Description distillery oven loaded with agaves at the El Jimador tequila factory close to Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico Mit Agaven gefüllter Ofen in der Tequila-Fabrik von El Jimador in der Nähe von Tequila... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 636 KB) Author Tobias Hesse Description distillery oven loaded with agaves at the El Jimador tequila factory close to Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico Mit Agaven gefüllter Ofen in der Tequila-Fabrik von El Jimador in der Nähe von Tequila... For other uses, see Aztec (disambiguation). ... Species see text. ... Pulque, or octli, is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of the maguey, and is a traditional native beverage of Mesoamerica. ... Conquistador (Spanish: kōn-kē-stŏ-dōr) (meaning Conqueror in the Spanish language) is the term used to refer to the soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas and Asia Pacific under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 17th centuries, starting with the 1492 settlement... For other uses, see Brandy (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ...


Some 80 years later, around 1600, Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle, the Marquis of Altamira, began mass-producing tequila at the first factory in the territory of modern-day Jalisco. By 1608, the colonial governor of Nueva Galicia had begun to tax his products. Nueva Galicia (New Galicia) was a region of New Spain. ...


The tequila that is popular today was first mass-produced in the early 1800s in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Recent history

Blue agave fields and ancient distilleries near Tequila are recognized as part of the World Heritage List.
Blue agave fields and ancient distilleries near Tequila are recognized as part of the World Heritage List.

Since 2002, sales of ultra-premium and super-premium tequilas have grown at a rate of 28 percent. That is an average growth rate of 8.6 percent per year, as reported by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. With tequila sales last year projected to fall just short of 10 million cases, sales actually exceeded expectations by reaching well over 10 million cases as shown in the 2007 report by IWSR based on Adams Liquor Handbook. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, increasing worldwide popularity of tequila drove corporate interest in the drink. Notable developments as a result included: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1800x1200, 339 KB) Photo of tequila facilities at Dona Engracia hacienda, Jalisco, Mexico, taken November 2005 by User:Stan Shebs File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tequila... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1800x1200, 339 KB) Photo of tequila facilities at Dona Engracia hacienda, Jalisco, Mexico, taken November 2005 by User:Stan Shebs File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tequila... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

  • The purchase of Herradura by Brown-Forman for $776 million in September 2006.[3]
  • A new NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana) for tequila (NOM-006-SCFI-2005) was issued in 2006, and among other changes, introduced a category of tequila called "extra añejo" or "ultra-aged" which must be aged a minimum of 3 years.[4]
  • The purchase of the Sauza and El Tesoro brands by massive holding company Fortune Brands.[5]

Although some tequilas have remained as family owned brands, most well-known tequila brands are owned by large multinational corporations. However, there are over 100 distilleries making over six hundred brands of tequila in Mexico and over 2,000 brand names have been registered.[4] The Brown-Forman Corporation is one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business, and is a diversified producer and marketer of various consumer products. ... Fortune Brands, NYSE: FO is a holding company founded in 1969 as American Brands and later re-named in 1997. ...


A one-liter bottle of limited-edition premium tequila was sold for $225,000 in July of 2006 in Tequila, Jalisco, by the company Tequila Ley .925. The bottle which contains the tequila is a two-kilo display of platinum and gold. The manufacturer has received the Certificate from Guinness World Records for the most expensive bottle of liquor ever sold.[6] Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ...


2006 Tequila Trade Agreement

On January 17, 2006 the United States and Mexico signed an agreement allowing the continued bulk import of tequila into the United States. Without this agreement all tequila would have had to be bottled in Mexico. However, bulk importing applies to "well tequila" which must include a minimum of 51% agave. 100% agave tequilas must be bottled in Mexico. In addition to allowing bulk import, the agreement also created a “tequila bottlers registry” that identifies approved bottlers of tequila.[citation needed] is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other key elements of the agreement include:

  • The end of restrictions of bulk tequila exports to the United States;
  • A prohibition on Mexican regulation of tequila labeling or marketing, as well as the labeling, formulation, and marketing of distilled spirits specialty products outside of Mexico;
  • Continuation of current practice with respect to addressing Mexican concerns regarding the manufacturing of tequila in the United States; and
  • Establishment of a working group to monitor the implementation of the agreement.

TMA

For more detail on TMA, see the entry in Tequila agave

TMA ("tristeza y muerte de agave") is a blight that has reduced the production of the agave grown to produce tequila. This has resulted in lower production and higher prices throughout the early 2000s, and due to the long maturation of the plant, will likely continue to affect prices for years to come.[7] Binomial name A. Weber Blue Agave, the tequila agave of the Agave tequilana species, is an agave plant that is an important economic product of Jalisco state in Mexico due to its role as the base ingredient of tequila, a popular alcoholic drink. ... Blight is the name for any of a number of diseases affecting many species of plants. ...


Types of tequila

Tequila is usually bottled in one of five categories:[4]

  • blanco ("white") or plata ("silver") – white spirit, un-aged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in oak barrels;[8]
  • oro ("gold") – un-aged "blanco" tequila, blended with rested or aged tequilas, and often with caramel coloring, sugar-based syrup, glycerin, and/or oak extract added so as to resemble aged tequila;
  • reposado ("rested") – aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels;
  • añejo ("aged" or "vintage") – aged a minimum of one year, but less than 3 years in oak barrels;
  • extra añejo ("extra aged" or "ultra aged") – aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. This category was established in March 2006.

It is a common misconception that some tequilas contain a 'worm' in the bottle. Only certain mezcals, usually from the state of Oaxaca, are ever sold con gusano, and that only began as a marketing gimmick in the 1940s. The worm is actually the larval form of the moth Hypopta agavis that lives on the agave plant. Finding one in the plant during processing indicates an infestation and, correspondingly, a lower quality product. (Note: for more information on how tequila is made, see mezcal.) However this misconception continues, and even with all the effort and marking to represent tequila as a premium — similar to the way Cognac is viewed in relation to brandy — there are some opportunist producers for the shooters and fun market who blur these boundaries.[9] A cheap commercial bottle of Mexican Mezcal bought in Cancun. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... Binomial name Hypopta agavis Hypopta agavis, known in Spanish as chilocuil, chinicuil, or tecol, is a moth native to North America. ... A cheap commercial bottle of Mexican Mezcal bought in Cancun. ... Cognac in a tulip glass Cognac (pronounced ), named after the town of Cognac in France, is a brandy produced in the region surrounding the town. ... For other uses, see Brandy (disambiguation). ...


There are two basic categories of tequila: mixtos and 100% Agave. Mixtos use up to 49% of other sugars in the fermentation process and Agave taking up the remainder. Agave sugar is glucose-based, and is easier for the human body to break down. Mixtos use both glucose and fructose sugars. Glucose (Glc), a monosaccharide (or simple sugar), is an important carbohydrate in biology. ... Fructose (also levulose or laevulose) is a simple reducing sugar (monosaccharide) found in many foods and is one of the three most important blood sugars along with glucose and galactose. ...


There is a very distinctive taste difference between the different types of tequila.[citation needed] The most notable is a "bite" for which tequila is often remembered. This "bite" is a characteristic of lower quality mixto tequilas, which use additives — commonly grain alcohols — that are less expensive than 100% agave.


With 100% agave tequila, blanco or plata is harsher with the bold flavors of the distilled agave up front, while reposado and añejo are smoother, subtler, and more complex. As with other spirits that are aged in casks, tequila takes on the flavors of the wood, while the harshness of the alcohol mellows. The major flavor distinction with 100% agave tequila is the base ingredient, which is more vegetal than grain spirits (and often more complex).


Brands

This list of tequila brands contains the marketing names of the various types of tequila. ...

Drinks

See also List of cocktails with tequila

In Mexico, contrary to popular belief, tequila is drunk straight without salt and lemon. It is always popular to drink fine tequila with a side of sangrita—a sweet, sour and spicy drink typically made from orange juice, grenadine (or tomato juice) and hot chilies. Equal-sized shots of tequila and sangrita are sipped alternately, without salt or lemon.[10] Wikibooks Bartending has a page on the topic of Cocktails A cocktail is a style of mixed drink made predominantly with a distilled beverage, such as vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, or tequila, mixed with another drink other than water. ... Sangrita is a tequila based drink that is popular in the home state of tequila, Jalisco. ...


Tequila shots

Outside Mexico, a single shot of tequila is often served with salt and a slice of lemon. This is called "tequila cruda" and is sometimes referred to as "training wheels," "lick-sip-suck," or "lick-shoot-suck" (referring to the way in which the combination of ingredients is imbibed). The drinker moistens the back of their hand below the index finger (usually by licking) and pours on the salt. Then the salt is licked off the hand, tequila is drunk and the fruit slice is quickly bitten. It is common for groups of drinkers to do this simultaneously. Drinking tequila in this way is often erroneously called a Tequila Slammer, however this is a mixed tequila and carbonated drink. Though the traditional Mexican shot is straight tequila, lime is the fruit of choice when a chaser must be used.[11] The salt lessens the "burn" of the tequila and the sour fruit balances and enhances the flavor. This is rarely done with aged tequilas due to their smoother character. Typical modern shot glasses A shot glass is a small glass designed to hold or measure one to three ounces of liquor, to be poured into a mixed drink, or drunk straight from the glass (a shot). The modern thick-walled shot glass probably originated in the United States during... Edible salt is mostly sodium chloride (NaCl). ... The Tequila Slammer is a cocktail served in a rocks glass. ...


In Germany and some other countries, tequila oro (gold) is often consumed with cinnamon before and slices of orange after, while tequila blanco (silver) is still consumed with salt and lime. Binomial name J.Presl Cassia (Chinese cinnamon) is also commonly called (and sometimes sold as) cinnamon. ...


In the United States the cinnamon spice is more commonly put on the orange and the tequila is chilled, slam and bite. The Shot is being called Cimmamon (spelled intentionally with the letter M instead of N).


Finally, as with other popular liquors, there are a number of shot-related drinking games and "stunt" drinks such as body shots and the tequila stuntman. A body shot is a shot of alcohol (such as tequila) that is consumed off a persons body, usually from erogenous zones such as the belly button or the breasts. ... The Tequila stuntman (also known as a Manly Man, Iron Man, Tough Guy Shot, Man Shot, or simply a Stuntman) is a variation on the standard tequila shot. ...


Glasses

A margarita glass
A margarita glass

When served neat (without any additional ingredients), tequila is most often served in a narrow shot glass called a caballito ("Little Horse" in Spanish),[12] but can often be found in anything from a snifter to a tumbler. Margarita glass. ... Margarita glass. ... For other uses, see Margarita (disambiguation). ... The term Snifter might refer to: A snifter glass Snifter - a type of stemware, a short-stemmed glass whose main vessel has a wide bottom but that narrows at the top. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Tumbler Tumbler is a part of a lock whose position must be changed by a key in order to release the bolt. ...


The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council) approved an "official tequila glass" in 2002 called the Ouverture Tequila glass, made by Riedel.[13] Riedel (pronounced Rhee-dl), is a manufacturer of high-quality crystal wine glasses and related crystal products based in Kufstein, Austria. ...


The margarita glass, rimmed with salt, sugar, or plain, is a staple for the entire tequila/fruit mixed drink genre, including the margarita itself. For other uses, see Margarita (disambiguation). ...


Other drinks

There are an endless variety of drinks that involve tequila, relying only on the imagination of the preparer. As with most of the hard liquors, there is a martini variant that involves tequila as well as a large number of tequila drinks made by adding a fruit juice such as the Tequila Sunrise. Sodas and other carbonated drinks are a common mixer, as in the Tequila Slammer. The martini is a cocktail made with gin and dry white vermouth, although substituting vodka for gin is now common. ... This article is about the cocktail. ... The Tequila Slammer is a cocktail served in a rocks glass. ...


Popular culture

It is a common misconception that tequila is fermented from cactus. Agaves and cacti are both types of succulents, but are members of different botanical classes (Liliopsida and Cactaceae, respectively). Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store water in their fleshy leaves Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to xerophilic climatic or soil conditions. ... Liliopsida is the botanical name for a class. ... This article is about the desert plant. ...


Tequila is a common topic of popular culture, ranging from films that simply use the name, such as Tequila Sunrise (1988) to songs about the drink. According to Tom Robbins's book Still Life with Woodpecker tequila is the preferred drink of outlaws. Sandra Lee of the Food Network refers to tequila as "her friend." In song, tequila is diversely portrayed, ranging from Jimmy Buffett's semi-serious Margaritaville to The Eagles' maudlin Tequila Sunrise. The track "Mexican Cousin," off Phish's Round Room pays tribute to the drink stating "Oh tequila, I turn to you like a long lost friend. I wanna kiss my Mexican Cousin once again" and continues to refer to the drink as the band's "Mexican Cousin". Tequila even enters the popular news media. For example, Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic outburst when arrested for drunk driving was attributed to tequila consumption.[14] Sammy Hagar, rock star (singer of the bar anthem "Mas Tequila"[15]) and owner of Cabo Wabo Tequila described tequila's stigma as, "the stuff that you go, 'I will never drink that as long as I live,' and you have gotten sick in college on rot-gut tequila." This image of tequila as the instigator of particularly egregious intoxication and hangovers is pervasive in references to the drink in popular culture,[16] this even leads to the chant: Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 movie written and directed by Oscar-winner Robert Towne. ... Tom Robbins at a reading of Wild Ducks Flying Backward in San Francisco on September 24, 2005 Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. ... Still Life With Woodpecker (1980) is the third novel by Tom Robbins, concerning the love affair between an environmentalist princess and an outlaw. ... An outlaw is a person living outside the law. ... Jimmy Buffett tours Pearl Harbor with United States Navy Admiral Jonathan Greenert, June 12, 2003 James William Jimmy Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... Margaritaville is a 1977 song by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett from the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. ... For other uses, see Eagles (disambiguation). ... Tequila Sunrise is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... This article is about the band. ... Round Room is the twelfth studio album by rock legends Phish. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Mel Gibsons mugshot from his July 28, 2006 arrest for DUI On July 28, 2006, at 2:36am PDT,[1] Mel Gibson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped for speeding (84 mph/140 km per hour in a 45 mph/72... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Exterior view of Hagars Cabo Wabo restaurant/nightclub in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Cabo Wabo is the name of two nightclubs and restaurants located in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico, and in Harveys Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, as well as a popular brand of tequila, all founded... For other uses, see Hangover (disambiguation). ...


One Tequila
Two Tequila
Three Tequila
Floor!
Five Tequila
Six Tequila
Seven Tequila
Morgue!


Additionally, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette has penned an ode to tequila entitled "On The Tequila" for the Flavors of Entanglement sessions, and says tequila has helped her balance things out in her life.[17] Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. ... Flavors of Entanglement[1] is the seventh studio album and fifth international release by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette. ...


Tequila plays a role in the climactic scene of "Funhouse", the season two finale of the HBO Original Series The Sopranos. In this episode, the character Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero asks several members of the crew if there is any good tequila available, knowing that he is about to be killed and wanting a final drink with his longtime friends.[18] Episode chronology Funhouse is the twenty-sixth episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and the finale of the shows second season. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ... Salvatore Big Pussy Bonpensiero (Mostly just called Pussy, although in an affectionate way; his wife called him Sal), played by Vincent Pastore, was one of Tony Sopranos men on the fictional HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ...


In the United States, National Tequila Day is July 24.[19]


Notes

  1. ^ The Best Tequilas.
  2. ^ Chadwick, Ian (2004). In Search of the Blue Agave: History and Legend.
  3. ^ Brown-Forman Completes Casa Herradura Acquisition for $776 Million (Brown-Forman press release). Brown-Forman Corporation (2006).
  4. ^ a b c Romo, Miguel Aguilar - El Director General de Normas (2006). NORMA OFICIAL MEXICANA NOM-006-SCFI-2005, BEBIDAS ALCOHÓLICAS-TEQUILA-ESPECIFICACIONES..
  5. ^ Fortune Brands: Our Brands. Fortune Brands (2005).
  6. ^ "Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000", Associated Press Online, July 23, 2006. 
  7. ^ Chadwick, Ian (2004). In Search of the Blue Agave: Industry News & Information.
  8. ^ Gran Centenario Tequila Plata.
  9. ^ Waller, James (2003). Drinkology: The Art and Science of the Cocktail. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, p. 224. ISBN 1-58479-304-X. “Let's get the whole worm thing straight right now, muchachos. If there's a worm at the bottom of your tequila bottle, you've either purchased gag-inducing hooch aimed at gullible gringos, or your top-shelf booze is infested by some kind of alcohol-breathing, alien bug.” 
  10. ^ Recipe: Mexican Sangrita & Tequila "Completo". Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
  11. ^ How To Drink Tequila. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
  12. ^ Chadwick, Ian (2004). In search of the blue agave Part 7 of 14.
  13. ^ RIEDEL INTRODUCES OFFICIAL TEQUILA GLASS. Atlanta's Finest Dining.com (2002-04-12).
  14. ^ Popkin, Helen A.S. (2006-08-16). Mel Gibson didn’t mean what he said: ‘Road Warrior’ continues to blame tequila, not himself, for bigoted rant. MSNBC.
  15. ^ Mas Tequila lyrics.
  16. ^ Interview with Sammy Hagar from Cabo Wabo Tequila. Tequila Aficionado Magazine (2006).
  17. ^ Pop Music | Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times: Archives
  18. ^ HBO: The Sopranos: Episode Guide: Summary: Season 2: Episode 26
  19. ^ 2008 Occasion Calendar

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Cognac in a tulip glass Cognac (pronounced ), named after the town of Cognac in France, is a brandy produced in the region surrounding the town. ... 1956 Armagnac Armagnac (IPA [aʁmaɲak]), the region of France, has given its name to its distinctive kind of brandy or eau de vie, made of the same grapes as Cognac and undergoing the same aging in oak barrels, but with column still distillation (Cognac is distilled in pot... Bärenjäger is a honey-flavoured liqueur based on vodka, made by Teucke & König in Germany. ... Polish Krupnik Krupnik, or Krupnikas as it is known in Lithuanian, is a traditional sweet vodka, similar to a liqueur, based on grain spirit and honey, popular in Poland and Lithuania. ... Bourbon bottle, 19th century Oak casks in ricks used store and age bourbon. ... Corn whiskey is an American whiskey made from a mash made up of at least 80 percent maize, or corn. ... Tennessee whiskey is a type of American whiskey. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Ţuică (in Romanian , sometimes spelled tuica, tzuika, tsuika, tsuica, or tzuica), is a traditional Romanian alcoholic beverage, usually made from plums. ... A glass of grappa Grappa is a fragrant grape-based pomace brandy of between 30% and 80% alcohol by volume (60 to 160 proof), of Italian origin. ... Pomace brandy is a liquor distilled from pomace wine. ... Orujo is a liquor obtained from the distillation of the pomace of the grape. ... Zivania (also Zivana) (Greek: Ζιβανία) is a traditional Greek-Cypriot distillate produced in the island of Cyprus from pomace (or marcs), the residue of grapes that were pressed during the winemaking process (including the stems and seeds) mixed with high-quality dry wines produced from the local grape varieties of Cyprus. ... Tsikoudia or raki is a grape-based spirit from the island of Crete (Greece), made from the distillation of pomace, i. ... Tsipouro (Greek: Τσίπουρο) is a distilled alcoholic beverage, more precisely a pomace brandy, from Greece and in particular Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and the island of Crete, where the same spirit with a stronger aroma is known as tsikoudia. ... Vodka bottling machine, Shatskaya Vodka Shatsk, Russia Vodka (Polish: wódka, Russian: водка) is one of the worlds most popular distilled beverages. ... A bottle and glass of Linie brand akvavit. ... A 500 ml plastic bottle of Brennivín featuring its distinctive black label. ... Snaps is a small shot of a strong alcoholic beverage taken during the course of a meal, very much like the German schnapps. ... Baijiu (Chinese: 白酒; pinyin: ) or Shaojiu is potent Chinese alcohol. ... Kaoliang jiu (literally sorghum liquor; often called simply kaoliang) is a strong distilled liquor, made from fermented sorghum (which is called gaoliang in Chinese). ... Rice baijiu (Chinese: 米白酒; pinyin: mǐbáijiǔ), also known as rice fragrance baijiu (米香型白酒), is a variety of distilled beverage popular in China. ... Soju is a distilled beverage native to Korea and traditionally made from rice. ... Awamori (泡盛) is an alcoholic beverage indigenous to and unique to Okinawa, Japan. ... Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine. ... Rye whiskey describes two types of whiskies, theoretically distilled from rye. ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. ... Cachaça Java, from Salinas-MG, Brazil Cachaça (IPA: ) is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. ... Aguardiente is the Spanish generic name for alcoholic drinks between 29 and 45 percent alcohol, meaning fiery water, or, literally burning water [1] (as it burns the throat of the drinker). ... Falernum is a sweet syrup used in Tropical and Caribbean drinks. ... This page is about the drink, for the locality, go to Guaro Guaro is the name of a kind of liquor in many places in Central America. ... Seco Herrerano is considered the national alcoholic beverage of Panama. ... Shōchū ) is a distilled alcoholic beverage popular in Japan. ... This article is about the beverage. ... Vodka bottling machine, Shatskaya Vodka Shatsk, Russia Vodka (Polish: wódka, Russian: водка) is one of the worlds most popular distilled beverages. ... For other uses, see Whisky (disambiguation). ... Canadian whisky is whisky made in Canada; by law it must be aged there at least three years in a barrel. ... Jenever (also known as genever or jeniever), is the juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Flanders, from which gin has evolved. ... Revenue men at the site of moonshine stills, Kentucky, 1911 or earlier For other uses, see Moonshine (disambiguation). ... In scuba diving, the word cocktail also means a hazard with diving with some rebreathers: it means a caustic solution resulting from water reaching and dissolving the absorbent. ... The shot glass containing Midori was dropped into a shandy, making a fairly potent beer cocktail. ... Wikibooks Bartending has a page on the topic of Cocktails A cocktail is a style of mixed drink made predominantly with a distilled beverage, such as vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, or tequila, mixed with another drink other than water. ... Serving multiple flaming cocktails can be an impressive skill to learn. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... A wine cocktail is a mixed drink similar to a true cocktail. ... It has been suggested that glogg be merged into this article or section. ...


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tequila: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (2469 words)
Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage made primarily in the area surrounding Tequila, a town in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, 65 km from Guadalajara.
Tequila is required to be at least 51% agave; the remainder is usually maize or sugarcane.
Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila which was not officially established until 1656.
Tequila - cocktail.com (410 words)
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant which looks like a cactus but is a member of the lily family.
Tequila doesn't have a worm in it - that would be mezcal.
Aged tequilas are often described as mild and peppery.
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