The Aztecs made a fermented beverage from the agave plan that they called Octli, but it wasn’t until the sixteenth century that tequila was officially established. Today, there are more than one hundred distilleries making over nine hundred brands of tequila.
Some tequilas are better than others. Choose a high quality one; it’s worth it (especially the next morning). I like Patron.
A great tequila is good straight up or mixed. One of my favorite mixed drinks using tequila is a Silver Dog. Why not try one this weekend?
You’ll need one and half ounces of silver tequila and three ounces of grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed is best, of course). Mix in a highball glass with ice and garish with wedge. I like a salted rim.