July 24th- National Tequila Day!
National Tequila Day is quickly approaching! This July 24, be sure to grab a lime and some salt.
Tequila has a deep history. The drink is named after a small valley town west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Before receiving the name “tequila,” the drink was known as mezcal wine. The very first commercial producer of tequila to hold a manufacturing license for the drink is still one of the most popular companies of today; Jose Cuervo.
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. Blue agave is grown in the highlands region and is larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste than other types of agave plants. Mexican law states that tequila is only tequila if it is produced within Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.
Most enjoy tequila in a cocktail or margarita, but fine tequilas can be savored like a whiskey. With various ways to sip on tequila, it is a drink many can enjoy this July 24. Observe this holiday with friends responsibly and safely at Verde Kitchen & Cocktails. We have an entire tequila menu to share with you on this holiday, including blanco tequilas, reposado tequilas, and anejo and extra anejo tequilas. From our blanco tequila menu, consider the avion made with hints of rosemary, grapefruit, and pineapple. We also have the maestro dobel humito made with smoked tequila, mesquite wood, and agave, the tromba with black pepper, citrus, and smooth agave notes, and many other options.
From our reposado tequilas, try the ocho, milagro, corzo, suerte, kah, and many more. Finally, our anejo tequilas are aged and matured for 1 to 3 years, consisting of complex and intricate flavor profiles, and our extra anejo tequila are aged for more than three years and meant to be sipped. From this menu, consider the kah anejo with aromas of coffee and vanilla, the milagro anejo with slight tobacco and banana notes, the casamigos anejo with soft caramel and smooth agave flavors, and many, many more. This July 24, the place to be is Verde Kitchen & Cocktails. Find our restaurant at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore!