How to drink tequila and what to eat - recommendations and video tips

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For residents of Mexico, namely this country is the birthplace of the drink, it does not matter at all how to drink tequila correctly with salt and lemon. For Europeans, drinking a drink is a real ritual that requires certain skills and knowledge.

I will tell you how to drink a drink in Europe and America, and you can try the methods in practice at home. The main thing is to have a bottle and an appropriate snack on hand.

  1. In one gulp. There is a small hollow between the index and thumb. Pour a little salt here. Take a slice of lemon in your hand. It remains to lick the salt, empty the glass and bite with lemon.
  2. Mexican Ruff. Mix 330 milliliters in one glass beer and 33 milliliters of tequila. Drink in one gulp. The cocktail is quickly intoxicating, so in some countries it is called "Fog".
  3. Margarita. A cocktail based on tequila. Preparing is simple. Pour 150 ml of tequila into a large glass and 50 ml of lemon juice and orange liquor. Mix everything and add ice.
  4. "Tequila boom". This method of consumption is popular among young people in nightclubs. In one glass, mix tequila and sweet soda in equal proportions, and then cover the dishes with a cup holder and lightly hit the bottom of the table. This allows you to get a foamed liquid that is drunk in one gulp.

Having listened to tips and tricks, you will get real pleasure from drinking an alcoholic drink. Just remember, tequila is an alcoholic drink, excessive consumption of which can lead to undesirable consequences.

The right ritual of drinking

Photo of tequila bottle

The mysterious and incendiary drink has many names. Among them, "Mexican vodka", "cactus moonshine" and others. The official name is tequila.

To understand how to drink tequila correctly, it is not necessary to go to Mexico and communicate with the local population. Although, if you like tourismdo so. In general, it is enough to learn how to use “Mexican vodka”.

In total, five varieties of tequila are produced, including golden, silver, seasoned, rested, seasoned high grade. And species are used in different ways.

What is required for proper use?

  1. Tequila
  2. Lime
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Orange
  5. High stack with a large bottom
  6. Sugar
  7. Salt

Let's imagine that the listed ingredients and kitchen utensils are there. Now it's time to learn the intricacies of using "moonshine from a cactus."

The method of drinking number 1

I suggest starting the tasting with a silver variety. I will describe the most popular way of using.

  1. Pour some Mexican alcoholic beverage at room temperature into a special shot glass.
  2. Cut lime or lemon into four parts. If the fruit is large, divide into slices.
  3. In the dimple, which is located between the index finger and the thumb, pour a little salt.
  4. It remains to lick the salt, gulp a glass of tequila and bite a piece of lemon.

The method of drinking number 2

The second method is traditional for drinking establishments and involves the use of a golden variety.

  1. Fill tequila with a special pile.
  2. Cut medium-sized orange into half rings.
  3. Pour a little sugar into the container, add a little cinnamon powder and mix everything thoroughly.
  4. Drink a stack in one gulp and bite a slice of orange, which previously roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

Expensive, mature varieties of "Mexican vodka" are recommended to be consumed only in pure form in order to enjoy the excellent aroma.

Drinking tequila with salt and lemon

A hot drink appeared in Mexico 400 years ago. It is not surprising that many of his fans live there. In Russia, the culture of consumption has just begun to gain popularity.

Although the drink appeared on the Russian market relatively recently, many compatriots loved it very much. In a short period of time, they were able to master a variety of ways to use "cactus moonshine." I will tell you how to drink tequila with salt and lemon.

Tequila is a strong alcoholic drink, so drink it in small portions from piles. Mexicans use tall narrow glasses.

Salt and lemon are the most common way. It is noteworthy that it was not the inhabitants of Mexico who invented it, but the Europeans. In order to enhance the culture of drinking, they came up with a real ritual.

  1. Before the procedure, prepare a lemon - cut into thin slices.
  2. Pour tequila into a glass. Squeeze a couple of drops of lemon juice on the back of your hand and pour a little salt.
  3. After exhalation, lick salt grains from your hand, drink a drink and quickly have a snack with a lemon. After that, it is allowed to exhale.

The use procedure is simple and fun at the same time. If the method seems extreme, change it. Take orange and cinnamon instead of lemon and salt. And another option - moisten the rim of a glass with lemon juice and dip in salt. After that, pour the drink into the dishes. Put the lemon on a plate and place it side by side.

A comic video clip, how not to drink tequila

How to drink tequila

Tequila is made different. It's about fortress, endurance, value. In particular, Blanco is bottled without aging and has a rich aroma of agave. Grade Gold has a golden hue due to the addition of dyes. Reposado variety, like cognac, aged in oak barrels for 2-12 months. It is easy to guess that the cost of such a drink is higher. The agave flavor in this tequila is not too bright, but it is more than offset by the taste and aftertaste.

How to drink Olmec's tequila

Tequila Olmeca is a premium Mexican national liquor. The rules for drinking Olmeca are developed for a reason, because following them allows you to fully enjoy the excellent taste of expensive alcohol. Consider the three most common methods.

Classic way

  1. Pour tequila into a wide, small glass. Next to put a plate with salt and a quarter of lime. The taste of the fruit goes well with Mexican vodka.
  2. Pour a little salt into the recess near the thumb and squeeze a little juice out of lime.
  3. The ingredients located on the hand, gently lick, empty the glass and bite with fruit. If you don’t like lime, take a lemon.
  4. Mexicans add to Olmeca a soft drink called sangrita. They make it from chili pepper, tomato and orange juice.

They use Olmek in a different way. Before drinking, eat a slice of lemon or snack with lime, sprinkled with salt.

Method "Rapido"

  1. Olmek is served with tonic. Cover the glass with the mixture with your hand and hit the bottom on the table top. This is followed by a drink.
  2. Hitting the table makes tequila rage. In our country, the method is called "Tequila Boom."

Lime drink

The third method is the most interesting, because in this case, lime simultaneously plays the role of a glass and a snack.

  1. Gently cut the lime in half, slowly remove the pulp and slightly flatten the bottom. This allows you to make two "fruit cups."
  2. Salt the edges of the edible utensils and pour chilled tequila.
  3. It remains to drink a drink and a bite to drink.

3 way videos

How to drink tequila - 3 ways: with sangrita, sprite, salt and lime

What tequila is drunk and eaten with

Drinking tequila is a real ritual. Snack taken with lime and salt. It is believed that this method is used most often in Mexico. Oddly enough, this tradition is rooted in the past.

At the beginning of the last century in Mexico was flu epidemic. Doctors, trying to help the inhabitants of the country, recommended using tequila with lemon and salt.

Usually people are not limited to one glass of alcohol, and not many people like the prospect of eating a lot of salt. So, if you do not want to get too drunk from the drink, take care of a normal snack.

  1. Meat snacks. Perfect option. Juicy pork, fried lamb or meatballs go well with Mexican vodka.
  2. Fancy food. Unusual dishes such as tacos, burritos, shawarma and other snacks are served on the table with tequila.
  3. Seafood. Have a bite salted salmon, fried pollock or mussels.
  4. Cocktails. On the basis of tequila, they make cocktails, including Margarita. True, true admirers do not recommend mixing it with other components in order to preserve the original taste.
  5. Sangrita. Tequila is recommended to drink. Sangrita is best suited - a mixture of pepper, orange and tomato juice.
  6. Alcohol. Mexicans sometimes drink tequila at home with a different alcohol, including scotch tape and cognac. True, the mixture will knock down even an experienced alcohol fan. So use it carefully.

If an event is planned, the main liquor of which will be tequila, it will be known what to serve and what to eat.

I believe that tequila is a universal alcoholic drink that can be consumed in its pure form and in combination with other alcohol. This is not to say that strict requirements are also imposed on the appetizer.

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