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Everything You Need to Know About Drinking Tequila in Mexico

By Laura, USA, February 2013

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The state of Jalisco in Mexico is famous for the production of tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant. Tequila is Mexico’s national drink and plays an important role in Mexican culture. The history of tequila in Mexico dates back to the mid-16th-century, but the beverage didn’t gain widespread popularity until after the Mexican Revolution.

The blue agave plants that are used in the production of tequila are cultivated for eight to 12 years before they’re harvested and shipped to the distilleries.

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