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Tequila
Jay4
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Posted: 2014-06-26 12:12 pm   Permalink

so whats the difference between tequila thats 100 percent agave and stuff that isnt.i bought this margerita mix that came with an actual bottle of tequila,but i found out it isnt 100 percent agave and it only tastes good mixed with the margerita mix.for something to do shots with or mix in something like orange juice should i of picked some silver tequila that was 100 percent agave



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GROG
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Posted: 2014-06-26 12:44 pm   Permalink

The Grammar Police are appalled and the Spelling Police are slightly disappointed.

The Grammar Police would like to point out that letters at the beginning of a sentence should be capitalized and the letter i should be capitalized when used as a word. Also, your first and last sentences should end with a question mark.

The Spelling Police want you to know "should i of picked" is wrong. It should be "should I have picked".

Can't help you with an answer about the choice of tequila----- if you ARE old enough to drink.

Good luck.

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Just checked some of your previous 16 posts, and the Grammar and Spelling Police don't want to just give you a ticket, they think you should serve time in jail for offenses against the English language, but don't let that stop you from posting.

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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2014-06-26 12:57 pm   Permalink

If it not 100% agave, you should not buy it in my opinion. Take it for free and serve margs to your acquaintances with it. Many of the 100% agave tequilas taste horrible as well. I use Don Julio. If you want a cheaper tequila I use El Jimador. I would stay away from Cuervo and Sauza. Most big companies just mass produce it so it is cheap and not good tasting. Try a margarita with a good tequila and then another with a cheap one back to back. You will be able to tell the difference.

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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2014-06-26 2:04 pm   Permalink

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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2014-06-26 2:17 pm   Permalink

I don't have an answer for the actual question. However, the first problem I noticed is that you purchased margarita MIX!
The second is that it came with free tequila. If liquor comes with a mixer in the package it should be left on the shelf.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-06-26 2:42 pm   Permalink

You are breaking all of our drinking laws!



 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2014-06-26 3:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-26 12:44, GROG wrote:
The Grammar Police are appalled and the Spelling Police are slightly disappointed...



I actually LOLed!

Blue agave is the cactus that tequila is made of (I think there are different types of cactus that can be used). The centre of the cactus is baked, then squashed & the juice fermented & distilled (something like that) to become tequila.

A tequila that isn't 100% blue agave contains other liquids other than the product of the above process (eg fructose & glucose). These non 100% blue agave tequila are also known as mixto tequilas. To my mind, Jose Cuervo is the a-typical mixto tequila but there are far worse!

Tequilas can also be roughly subdivided in to Blanco (the white), Respardo (the rested - medium aged) & Anejo (the aged).

It's a matter of taste beyond that. I went to Mexico & tried tons of different tequilas (like 30+) - I brought home El Jimador Blanco & Hennadura Respardo so I recommend them (& also liked Don Julio Anejo).


 
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arriano
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Posted: 2014-06-27 3:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-26 15:40, AdOrAdam wrote:
Blue agave is the cactus that tequila is made of (I think there are different types of cactus that can be used). The centre of the cactus is baked, then squashed & the juice fermented & distilled (something like that) to become tequila.




Not to be horticultural nerd, but agave is not a cactus, although both are succulent plants. However, the tequila process you describe is basically correct.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-06-27 4:03 pm   Permalink

I certainly am not a qualified expert on any alcohols, but prefer the clear ones (gin & white tequila). I am too old to do shots any more...LOL, but I do love on the rocks margaritas and prefer Patron.
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-06-27 4:27 pm   Permalink

Tequila, like rum, brandy, etc. has cheap shit that you slam down in shots at a party and higher grade stuff that is to be consumed neat.

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2014-06-27 4:32 pm   Permalink

My favorite that I can remember is Casa Noble Añejo single barel. Can't buy that one very often!

Not to poop on Patrón but, it is sometimes called 'shampoo' tequila.

This thread my need to be moved to "Fiesta Central."

Edit: forgot my emoticon!

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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2014-06-27 5:17 pm   Permalink

Tiki drinks that use tequila are Bum's Rush, the Yellow Boxer, and Jim's Special.
Jim's Special is the drink created by Mike and Mike of Tki Ti with a big assist from Jah Jim of Tiki Central. My fave is Bum's Rush.

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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2014-06-28 05:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-27 15:34, arriano wrote:
Not to be horticultural nerd, but agave is not a cactus, although both are succulent plants. However, the tequila process you describe is basically correct...



Nerd away, I stand corrected


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-28 08:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-27 16:32, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
Not to poop on Patrón but, it is sometimes called 'shampoo' tequila.



I wouldn't go that far because Patron is way better than the Cuervo which the world so madly embraces. But I will pass up any Patron any day in favor of Don Julio.

I quit drinking tequila 31 years ago when I woke up half-nekkid on a mountain side in the desert behind Barstow, CA, with my girlfriend in the same condition on an adjacent slope. (Then SHE drove me home.) 3 years ago Don Julio brought me back to tequila with open arms and the bottle is now prominently displayed on a middle shelf of my home bar. Shots and sips of Patron, as I re-tested the waters, were never able to do that.
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2014-07-01 3:24 pm   Permalink

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Tequila, like rum, brandy, etc. has cheap shit that you slam down in shots at a party and higher grade stuff that is to be consumed neat.



Brandy shots? Out of tiny snifters?
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