Tequila - a popular drink in youth circles.Learn how to use the cactus vodka, not to be in an awkward position at the next party.
Some like the drink for its exoticism, others - for the fact that it is absorbed better than the usual vodka.However, those and others can not always answer the differences between different versions of cactus vodka, and how to drink tequila.Let's face it.
The different types of tequila?
primarily each kind of cactus vodka has a characteristic aroma and taste special.Quality of agave, from which the beverage is produced, is not always the same.The leaves of this cactus can have different sugar content, or different degrees of maturity.Also the aroma of Mexican beverage depends on the capacity in which it is kept.Since barrels of oak perfectly capture the smell of the wood notes its contents.
Features of different types of tequila
Depending on age, there are 4 kinds of drink:
- Silver (aka - Blanco) - is characterized by its crystal clarity.This species is not maintained in barrels immediately after distillation and bottled.However, sometimes such a beverage still kept in metal containers, but not more than 30 days.The Blanco felt a distinct agave flavor.
- Gold - it's the same Blanco, only color of the drink are changed using caramel and oak essences to yellow or light brown.
- Riposado considered one of the most high-quality types of tequila, as it is aged in oak barrels from two months to one year.As for this time tequila has no time to properly colored, it is also a little caramel tint.
- and record holder for endurance - it Añejo.This drink is aged in oak barrels, which capacity should be not more than 600 liters, from one to ten years.While still Añejo has not kept for longer than 5 years.
This is interesting!Tequila is made strictly on technology, specially designed adjustable Mexican law.This law not only defines the stages of production of the drink, but also provides for the content of the inscriptions on the bottles themselves.
Features drinking tequila
Drinking vodka cactus resembles a ritual, and there are several varieties of it.Surprisingly, compliance with drinking traditions for Europeans is much more important than themselves Mexicans, they do not bother about it.This situation is likely formed due to the marketing activities of manufacturing companies, the purpose of which was fanning interest in the fashionable drink and his unusual use.
basic rule is that you need to drink tequila in one gulp from certain glasses - "kabalitos".The common people, such a stack is called "horse."vodka temperature should be about 20-22 degrees.
Tip: tequila drink is very soft, so do not forget to monitor the amount of alcohol consumed.
How to drink tequila in Mexican
At home around the use of "round dance" national drink do not drive.It is drunk in small portions in one gulp, not drinking anything.Some Mexicans prefer to do a sip of tequila after the soft drink of tomato juice and lime juice with hot pepper - SANGRITA.More Mexicans love to drink their vodka lime juice with a dash of Tabasco sauce burning.
classic European way
In Europe cactus vodka drink mostly follows.First smeared lime or lemon back of the hand at the base of the big toe or in the triangle area between the thumb and forefinger.On a greased skin juice poured salt.You are ready.Salt licks and quickly wash down with about 50 grams of tequila.In some countries, this method slightly modified drinking - a couple of "lime-salt" is replaced with cinnamon and orange.
method "tequila boom"
It is increasingly the way youth use.Stack put on the table, it is diluted with tequila and tonic, sharply and severely beaten on the table that would have boiled tonic.After that you need to quickly have a drink until it is all not "run away".A strong tool that can lay down even the most resistant taster.
How to make this cocktail, look at the video.
Creative way to
lovers of creativity may suggest that you try the drink of the unusual "cups".From lime halves removed most of the pulp, salt sprinkled on the edges.The impromptu glasses poured tequila.Further - on a familiar pattern: salt lick, drink, eating lime.
What mixed tequila?
vodka taste of agave is perfectly revealed in many beverages such as tea, coffee, brandy, scotch.It is used for preparation of various cocktails - with lime juice, liqueur and even beer.Among the "club" of youth popular cocktails Paloma Margarita, Chihuahua.It requires only a fantasy lovers of Mexican drink and good health.
Read more about the national symbol of Mexico see in the video.