Tequila is made from mature blue agave plants. Blue agave takes up to 10 years to mature, and 17 pounds of fruit is needed to make 1 liter of tequila. The drink takes its name from the city of Tequila, where much of the beverage is distilled.
In a shot of tequila that is a serving size of 1 1/2 ounces, there are approximately 104 calories. This amount of tequila also contains 8 grams of carbohydrates. A smaller serving size of 1Â ounce has about 69 calories.
According to About.com, several drinks can be mixed with tequila, including orange juice and grenadine, as well as grapefruit juice. Tequila can be used in both hot and cold drinks.
As of August 2015, good tequila brands include El Tesoro, Siete Leguas, Chinaco and Gran Centenario Leyenda. All receive high ratings on Esquire's website. El Tesoro Platinum is a "blanco" tequila, which stays in a container about 60 days before bottling. The distiller uses plants grown in Mexico's
Tequila contains no sugar; all its calories come from alcohol. One ounce of 80-proof tequila contains 9.3 grams of alcohol and 64 calories. Tequila is a distilled liquor made from blue agave. It is produced primarily around the city of Tequila, Mexico.
Comestibles and potables that mix well with tequila are sloe gin and sweet vermouth, as combined in the leapfrog. Tequila can also mix well with orange juice and grenadine for the Arizona sunrise. The classic margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lemon juice.
A drink recipe using tequila is Liquor.com's Margarita Cocktail recipe. To make the margarita, add 3/4 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce triple sec and 1 1/2 ounces tequila to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, if desired.
Although it's a common misconception, tequila never contains a worm in its bottle, according to The Straight Dope. Mescal, tequila's cheaper relative, sometimes contains a worm thanks to Jacobo Lozano Paez, a Mexican entrepreneur who first implemented the worm as a marketing gimmick in 1950.
There are no carbohydrates in tequila when it is drank straight without any mixers. However, when it is used in a mixed drink, the carbohydrate count is based on the mixers used and is typically quite substantial.
There are no proven side effects that come with consuming a Tequila worm. While the worm is popularly called the tequila worm, it is only found on the bottom of a bottle of mezcal, a variety of tequila obtained from distilling blue agave and similar plants. The meriposa worm is grown on agave from w