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By Ashley Bard Tequila has magical properties 11.20.2013
Tequila has magical properties

Tequila is more than just a pretty face. This liquid has some magical uses that we think everyone should know about! But too much of a good thing will result one mean hangvoer the next day.

 

 

Liquid gold

First things first, Tequila can make FAKE DIAMONDS. We couldn't make this up if we tried. In 2008, scientists in Mexico discovered that when blanco tequila is combined with silicon it creates diamond films. We knew tequila was a good investment.

Tequila, the fuel of the future. 

Not the kind of enegery you get after throwing back a few margaritas. Oxford University suggests that agave plant is a potential biofuel source for your ride. So you may want to stock up on bottles. You know, jjsut to be on the safe side.

Cure for the common cold

Remember back in the day when people used alcohol as remedy for colds? Well they were on to something. Docs in Mexico recommend mixing .5 ounce of tequila blanco, .5 ounce of agave nectar, and .5 of fresh lime juice. The mix will pump you up with vitamin C, sooth sore throats and make you feel all happy inside. 

Weight loss

The agave plant has the ability to dissolve fats and lower cholesterol. That doesn't mean you can drink all the margaritas you want and the pounds will fall off. Once the plant is distilled into alcohol, it loses the majority of it's fat-loss properties. Add sugar, and you'll actually do the opposite. So in this case, stick to tequila's roots.  

So let's cheers -here's to your health. weath and future, all thanks to Tequila. 

 

Read the rest of the article for even more uses of Tequila! 

By Ashley Bard The coolest Tequila Bottles around. 08.19.2013

 

 

Not only are these tequilas tasty, they're delicious to look at! Tequila companies are really taking the lead in the liquor industry by creating some of the funkiest and most original bottles we've ever seen. With some of the bottles being one-of-a-kind, collectors will pay a pretty penny to display them on their shelf.  Naturally, they're worth more unopened. You'd have to have some serious self control to not steal a sip! Then again, with bottles this pretty, would you want to?   

 

A limited edition bottle from 1800 Tequila.
 

 


El Teporocho Rposado tequila.

 

 

Prodigo tequila.
 

 

Stallion Tequila

 

limited edition bottles from 1800 Tequila.

 

Kah Tequila

 

See more awesome tequila bottles here!

Photo courtesy of www.heavy.com

 

By Wayne Curtis Does Tequila Make Us Crazy? 07.25.2013
Does Tequila Make Us Crazy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know the old saying "Tequila makes me crazy". Does it really though? In a recent survey, 100% of participants believed that the type of drunk they got depended on the type of liquor they consumed. Tequila tends to be the number one alcohol that most want to stay away from when avoiding getting crazy drunk. Why do you think that is? In this article, Wayne gets down to the real reason why Tequila may be the cause of all our problems. 

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By Ashley Bard Be a tequila know-it-all 06.10.2013
Be a tequila know-it-all

 

Be a tequila know-it-all
 
                                                                      
 
Hey there know it all. Think you know a lot about tequila? Well, you might, but it never
hurts to educate yourself a little bit more. From Blanco to Añejo-this Esquire articles covers
the basics for any wanna-be tequila aficionado.
They describe Chinaco as “Knife-edged balance betweenlovely oaky richness and wild agave funk” –Just to give you a little taste. Stick with us, and you’ll be naming off tequila brands like it’s your job. Well, that’s actually OUR job.
 
By Lisa DeCanio; Posted in This vs. That on bostinno.com Thoughts on Whiskey vs. Tequila 05.28.2013

You know what I hate when people say to me? “Pick your poison.” Yeah, yeah I know it’s just a phrase, but do you really consider the delicious flavors of alcohol a poison? Nope, I don’t. So why don’t bartenders say, pick your delicious, liquidy treat? Pick the sweet nectar of getting your buzz on? See, that sounds much better.

But, if you do ask me to pick my poison, two types of alcohol do come to mind. For this edition of This vs. That, let’s examine two popular types of poison…

Whiskey

In terms of straight up, whiskey is disgusting. Just absolutely vile. It smells like what I imagine the Wild West would have smelled like, minus all the horse manure (which may actually be a great alternative to whiskey’s actual smell). And the taste? I don’t know a single person who doesn’t gag after downing a shot of Jameson.

But whiskey has magical powers. As disgusting as it may be plain, it’s absolutely amazing in a cocktail form. Places like Saloon in Davis Square and Kenmore’s The Hawthorne know how to drum up a fancy whiskey cocktail that will have even the worst naysayers toting its accolades. Plus, a major hat tip to local distilleries like Bully Boy for upping the ante in Boston’s craft whiskey scene.

Or, you can opt for the ole Jack and Coke, a simple but beautiful rendition that goes best with a burger. And a manly cigar. Or something else Ron Swanson-esque.

Tequila

Tequila seems to be the celebration alcohol. A Mexican holiday? Shots. Birthday? Shots. Bachelorette party? Shots. Summertime? Shots. Just bought a new shirt? Shots.

Speaking of shots, there’s a reason everyone from LMAFO to Kenny Chesney to The Eagles has sung about tequila. Who wouldn’t like a shot that comes with an automatic chaser? A little salt, a little lime and you’re good to go. Plus, if you opt for the good tequila (sorry, Jose), you likely won’t even need the chaser, as they go down smooth as water.

Also, have you ever had a margarita? Oh, you have? They’re delicious. And while I generally opt for sangria, margaritas are one of the most refreshing cocktails to grace this country. No salt, on the rocks, please.

Winner: Tequila

A drink that’s as good plain as mixed shall always trump one that’s not.

Are you Ron Swanson? Do you hate tequila shots? Or do you want to buy me a tequila shot? Share in the comments below.

Also, check out this slideshow in tribute to tequila. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?

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Drink to your health!

 

 
It sure is hard to stay with healthy with so many tasty alcoholic beverages out there.
Slurping down drinks doesn’t usually allow you tighten up that belt buckle a notch. Fear not!
We’ve found the nine healthiest alcoholic drinks to consume! Oh, and you KNOW Sangria
made the cut. Will you look at that, you really can have your cake and DRINK it too!
 
“There are literally thousands of sangria recipes out there, so look for ones that use more
fruit and less sugar. This is a great way to get a serving of fruit”
 
Ours is LOADED with fresh fruit. So, I think it’s safe to say that we may just have the
healthiest alcoholic drink in town. What are you waiting for? Get your Vitamin C on-and try
our amazing (food pyramid approved) Sangria!
 
It's all about the green-the guacamole that is!

It’s all about the green-the guacamole that is!

There’s really nothing like a fresh bowl of guacamole and warm tortilla chips. As an
appetizer, most don’t expect to spend too much on the starter dish. Yet, in NY, some
restaurants expect guests to fork over $24 bucks for a table share portion! Some argue that
the trade of making top quality guac is worth the price tag. Yet, with prices that high, is it
really even worth the bite?
 
“New York's high-reaching Mexican spots: the latest splashy opening, El Toro Blanco,
charges $12 for a single order, or $24 for a double order. At Empellón Cocina, and Taqueria,
it's $12.”
 
Lucky for you, we still offer our AMAZING Guacamole at normal prices. Hey-we’ll even
throw lobster in there and it will STILL only come out to $12 bucks. Can you beat that deal?
Just go ahead and try…
 

 

Don’t let those tequila shots go to your head: The real meaning of Dia de los Muertos
 
Dia de los Muertos- so you gulp down obscene amounts of tequila and paint a skull on your
face. Then you wake the next morning with the worst hangover of your life and smeared
paint all over your pillow. Sounds pretty fun-but do you know the REAL meaning behind the
day? Let the experts tell you all about it. The ritual dates back over 3,000 years, and is the
celebration to honor the dead.
 
“Unlike the Spaniards, who viewed death as the end of life, the natives viewed it as the
continuation of life. Instead of fearing death, they embraced it. To them, life was a dream
and only in death did they become truly awake.”
 
This year, try to not fear death for just one day on this festive holiday. Although, You should
fear the nasty hangover you’re going to have the next day. Remember equal parts agua my
amigos!
 
 
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