5 Random Facts About Tequila

posted by Jerry Caldwell - RMS Online Producer - 

It's Cinco de Mayo! What better way to celebrate than by talking about TEQUILA!  Here are five facts you may not have known...

  • The United States consume twice as much tequila as Mexico, where it originated
  • On a typical day, margaritas account for about 23% of all cocktail sales in bars and restaurants... but on Cinco de Mayo, more than 47% of cocktails sold are margaritas
  • Tequila is made from a plant called agave, not cacti.  In fact, agave plants are more closely related to LILIES than a cactus
  • Despite what you've heard, worms AREN'T found in bottles of tequila.  They're in mezcals, which is a liquor that's also made from the agave plant
  • The famous Champs song "Tequila" had a sequel.  It was called "Too Much Tequila", and it reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100

Here's more about how tequila is made from HuffingtonPost.com - So THAT’S Where Tequila Comes From

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