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Phil 2011/4/6

 

I am of the generation that once believed that tequila was only consumed in shots. In my old circle of friends, back in the day, when someone ordered a round of tequila shots... well... it was going to get weird. When I was a bartender, when a group would approach and order tequila shots I would automatically reach for the salt and lime wedges. The routine was familiar; Shots would be distributed, hands would be licked, salt would be shaken on moistened hand, shot would be slammed, eyes would widen, faces would contort until the lime was bitten to extinguish a fire in the mouth. Yes this was my experience with tequila until a few years back.  I was out with a group when a friend of a friend ordered "patron, neat". I looked at her, my eyebrows went up, and I said, "wow tequila shots, I'll have one with you". She smiled at me and said, "I'm not going to shoot it, I'm going to sip it, and I'd love it if you'd join me", I accepted the invitation.  When I received my portion of patron, “neat”, I asked the bartender for salt and lime. My new friend stopped the bartender saying, "That won't be necessary".

 

We made our way to a table and for the next few hours we chatted and sipped tequila.  We began with patron silver, and then we had a little reposado, then a portion of anjeo. With each serving I learned a bit more about liquor I once feared and now had grown to respect, and enjoy. It was an excellent evening and it didn’t get weird! Here is a link to an article I did that covers the history and technical aspects of tequila.

 

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Phil 2014/9/18