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3 myths about tequila debunked by a food historian

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Everything you thought you knew about tequila is probably wrong.
The infamous worm is never in tequila, only mezcal - while all tequila is mezcal, all mezcal is not tequila.
To be labeled as tequila the spirit must be distilled from at least 51% blue agave and made within a region around the Mexican town of Tequila.
Mezcals, on the other hand, can be made from any of 30 aloe-like succulents and can be made in a number of Mexican states.
" Margarita " is Spanish for daisy, but the drink probably wasn't named after a woman.
In less than a decade, worldwide sales of tequila have doubled...
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