Margarita Tequila and How it's Made


A classic shot of Margarita is a combination of mix cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Particularly, the drink is often served with salt on the rim of the glass. In addition, the drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up).

Nothing promises a good time like a good ol’ shot of tequila. But not all tequilas are created equal. Some are perfect for Margaritas and other tequilas are meant for sipping. Certain brands dominate among consumers, mainly in the off-premise world of restaurant sipping and casual bar slugging.

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Margarita Cocktail with Tequila

Tequila (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈkila] is a regional distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink. In particular, made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila. Approximately 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Aside from differences in the region of origin, tequila is a type of mezcal (and the regions of production of the two drinks are overlapping).

Tequila Processing

Unlike other tequila production steps, fermentation is one of the few steps out of the control of human beings. Fermentation is the conversion of sugars and carbohydrates to alcohol through yeast in anaerobic conditions, meaning that oxygen is not present during the process. Fermentation is also carried out in a non-aseptic environment which increases the bacterial activity of tequila. The participation of microorganisms from the environment (yeasts and bacteria) makes fermentation a spontaneous process which gives rise to many byproducts that contribute to the flavor and aroma of tequila.

Tequila Fermentation

During the fermentation process, the inoculum is added to the batch to speed the rate of fermentation. When inoculum is added, fermentation can take approximately 20 hours to 3 days. If inoculum is not added, fermentation could take up to 7 days. The rate of fermentation is a key factor in the quality and flavor of tequila produced. Worts fermented slowly are best because the number of organoleptic compounds produced is greater. The alcohol content at the end of fermentation lies between 4-9%.

The distinction is that tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave. Additionally, Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime across the rest of the world. How is Tequila Made? Well, you’ll learn more through the video below.


Margarita with Tequila Cocktail

As a matter of fact, there are many margarita cocktail chronicles exhibited all over the world, but with only one original recipe. However, the classic margarita is one of the easiest cocktails you can make from scratch. And you’ll love the refreshing lime flavor backed by your favorite tequila.
The secret to a great margarita is in its simplicity. There is no great mystery to this iconic drink and which is not complicated. The only ingredients you need are tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Once you find that ideal balance of flavor, you’ll realize just how delicious a fresh margarita is. It’s also so easy that it’s hard to justify buying a bottled margarita mix!

Margarita Cocktail Preparation Recipe

There are three basic ways you can serve a margarita: straight up (as in this recipe), on the rocks, or frozen. The next question is whether to rim your glass with salt or sugar or to leave it bare. The possibilities are endless and a margarita glass is not required. Check out the video Explainer below by Howcast:

Benefits of a Margarita Tequila

When most people mention tequila, their first instinct is to hold their head and moan a little bit. But in order to reap the benefits of tequila, you need to make sure you’re drinking a pure 100 percent agave tequila. According to Forbes, the U.S. and Mexican laws differ on the production of tequila. In America, the liquor can contain as much as 49 percent of other liquids and still be considered tequila.
But under Mexican law, tequila must be made from only the blue Weber agave plant from the Tequila region. All those other additives, chemicals, and sugars are what gives most people a bad feeling about tequila. You trust Mexico with your tacos, right? So trust the country with your tequila.

1. No hangover on Tequila Margarita Cocktail

If you’re drinking 100 percent pure agave tequila, that is. When it comes to making tequila, the law is that it can be called tequila as long as it has at least 51 percent of alcohol distilled from agave, which means the rest of the drink is filled with other sugars and can cause hangovers according to NBC. So pick a pure, 100 percent agave tequila to indulge on and save yourself from feeling terrible in the morning.

2. Tequila Margarita Cocktail fights Osteoporosis

Skip the milk and sip on some tequila for bone health. The agave plant that tequila is made from contains fructans that can protect your body from osteoporosis. Especially, by boosting the body’s absorption of calcium, notes the American Chemical Society.

3. Tequila Margarita Cocktail helps you Lose Weight

If you try to save your calories for drinking, you’re doing yourself an even bigger favor by choosing tequila. According to the American Chemical Society, the agave plant used to make tequila contains agavins, a natural form of sugar. This sweetener is non-digestible and acts as fiber, so it doesn’t raise your blood glucose levels. Apparently, those agavins can also leave you feeling fuller longer, so there’s less of a chance that you’ll overeat.

4. Taking shots of Tequila Margarita can help treat Colon Diseases

Those suffering from colon diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis might find tequila their new drink of choice. The raw ingredient in tequila, blue agave, contains compounds that are naturally effective at delivering drugs used to treat colon diseases directly to the colon. Apparently, many colon medications are destroyed by stomach acids, and scientists are looking at using the compounds from blue agave as drug carriers. Those fancy fructans in the agave plant have another great benefit — prebiotic qualities. A study found that the fructans made intestines a better environment for thriving healthy bacteria.

5. Helps prevent Heart Disease

Sure, this is a benefit of any type of moderate alcohol drinking, but it’s still worth mentioning because hello, tequila. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, moderate drinking can reduce the build-up of fat in your arteries and prevent them from clogging.

Parting Shot

Regardless of its negative connotations, it is remarkably a type of liquor to be celebrated. Not only has it been around for centuries, but Feb. 22 is also National Margarita Day, which gives you the perfect excuse to pick up your favorite (100 percent agave) tequila and reap all the above benefits. Remember to drink in moderation! Please, read more Additional Tequila Benefit.

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