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After a couple of bad experiences, I swore off tequila unless it was mixed into a margarita. I thought tequila made me too mouthy and extremely hungover. Recently, my friend Holly introduced me to white tequila, and I realized the Mexican potent potable could go back on my personal drink menu.
(And actually, the night I tried a shot of white tequila for the first time, it led me to do a body shot for the first time, too. Probably shouldnâ€™t have agreed to the third shot. Note to self.)
While tequila is simply unaged, uncolored tequila. Most of the high-end tequilas have "100 percent blue agave" embossed on the bottle. Patron, for example, is one of the most popular 100-percent blue agave white tequilas and my personal favorite.
For the love of extraneous information, might I add that tequila comes from the distillation of the blue agave cactus grown in the town of Tequila -- and surrounding areas -- in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The red volcanic soil in that area is ideal for the cacti to grow.
So, if you have sworn off tequila, you might want to give white tequila a whirl. Order it as a shot next time someone offers to buy you one -- it's pricier than the gold tequilas -- and you might be amazed at how smooth it is, and how easily it goes down. Careful.