ABOUT 99 per cent of the time, whenever women decide that they’re going to do a shot of something it will be tequila. I don’t know why, I don’t know if it gets them all hot and bothered or if it does something to them that makes them crazy. Maybe it gets them drunker, I have no idea. But I just need to try and figure out why females have this obsession with tequila.
To begin with, I know for a fact it’s not because you like the taste. I know that Tequila has got the normal alcohol burn you find in any other spirit, but what’s that spicy, peppery aftertaste it leaves on the tongue, and who really likes it? Well, at least most of the guys I’ve talked to say the pepper flavour is misplaced. I’m just not sure what the ladies have to say.
Almost nobody likes the taste of tequila. If you say you do, chances are that you’re a liar. We drink Tequila for the same reasons that we drink other tribes of alcohol; because life is a bitch and we must do whatever we can do to get through the day.
Most men don’t care that much about Tequila. The only thing they know for a fact about it is that if they are close to sealing a deal on a night out, they will always smuggle in tequila to close that deal.
I have overheard many young urban professionals swear that every time they have bought a woman shots of Tequila on a night out, they (yuppies) never had to return to their homes “empty handed.”
To them, buying a woman a shot of tequila has a better success rate than betting on Lil Wayne to not utter profanities while performing on stage. You always end up a winner.
No other liquid is surrounded by as many stories, myths and legends as tequila. As wine and whisky took their place in modern western culture, so too has tequila. Once only a drink for Mexican gangsters and ranchers, tequila is the drink of choice for today’s corporate and business yuppies.
While many have sampled various breeds of this zesty spirit in the form of a margarita, many more are discovering that tequila can actually be enjoyed like cognac or Scotch whisky—they sit down, relax and savor the taste of liquid fire…sip by sip.
As North America’s first distilled drink, and its first commercially produced liquor, tequila’s history is long and rich. Its roots date back into pre-Hispanic times when native Mexicans fermented sap from the local maguey plants into a drink called pulque.
Mezcal wine, tequila’s grandparent, was first produced only a few decades after the Conquest that brought the Spaniards to the New World in 1521. It was variously called mezcal brandy, agave wine, mezcal tequila and finally simply tequila—appropriately named after Tequila, a small town in a valley in Jalisco state, México. The word means “the place of harvesting plants.”
The first licensed manufacturer was a gentleman named José Antonio Cuervo Sr. Cuervo received the rights to cultivate a parcel of land from the King of Spain in 1758, and the rest is history. However, tequila did not achieve its prominence until after 1821 when México attained independence, and Spanish products were more difficult to obtain.