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Salud! It's National Tequila Day!

Salud! It's National Tequila Day!

Today is National Tequila Day, and so we thought we'd look to Mexico for our travel inspired recipes. So check back later today for shrimp tacos, tropical salsa, Tex-Mex nachos, and more. Until then, be sure to bookmark the recipe for the

, and while you're sipping away, be sure to learn more about the various kinds of tequila:

  • Gold: Value tequilas that get their color from added caramel colorings.
  • Blanco (aka Silver): Unaged, clear tequila.
  • 100 Percent Blue Agave: Premium tequila made with 100% certified blue agave. It has no added colors, flavors or sugars. May be Blanco, Añejo or Reposado.
  • Reposado (aka Rested): Aged 60-364 days in wooden barrels (like wine) - the barrel provides the golden color.
  • Añejo (aka Aged): Aged 1-3 years, also in wooden barrels. The longer aging provides a richer copper color.
  • Extra-Añejo (aka Reserva/Reserved): Aged 3 years+ in wooden barrels (which are often secondhand bourbon barrels) - copper or amber in color.

Source: Imbibe Magazine
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Join The Conversation
tommi tommi 10 years
YUM!! I think I will have a LOT of that this weekend since I'm celebrating my birthday! :) No salt, no lime...just a bottle!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
radar, whip out that Patron bottle, babe!!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
tati33 tati33 10 years
lol radar kitty!! tequila!! :dance:
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I have tried this but it burns going down :D
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
Do I see a shot of Patron with my breakfast today? ;) Just kiddin.
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
I think there's a mango marg recipe on here somewhere too.
davie-k davie-k 10 years
oh please doooo mizlynz! I get a headache from white spirits, would the gold do the same?
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
This is making me want to whip out that cherry margarita recipe.
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