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(LA Times)   July is rapidly coming to a close and you need an excuse to celebrate the summer. So grab some salt and limes and celebrate National Tequila Day today   (latimes.com) divider line 66
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2014-07-24 05:18:48 PM  

That Guy Jeff: chitownmike: That Guy Jeff: I'm not usually fond of tequila. Though I do recall being at one of my cousins parties and a rep was handing out samples of this stuff:

[www.cruztequila.com image 736x581]

It was pretty good, especially for tequila. I may have been too drunk at the time to tell though.

// Best way to drink tequila is strait with a pickle juice chaser.

wtf is the deal with the pickle juice? I have heard it mentioned, here, on fark, but have never heard of or seen anyone do it irl

Well, pickle juice tastes pretty good. It's basically salt and vinegar flavored water. The vinegar gets rid of the burn and aftertaste of tequila instantly and the salt goes well with the tequila. If you haven't tried it, try it.


still don't get it, why not just drink tequila with a nice aftertaste and not allot of burn? Is this a regional thing? I'll try it, I have a big jar of pickled peppers in the fridge
 
2014-07-24 05:22:16 PM  
I hate you all. Love tequila, moderate drinker, but I can't have it anymore because of elevated liver enzymes. Probably isn't from a drink e dry now and then, but the doctors told me to.lay off, just in case. Sad.
 
2014-07-24 05:24:11 PM  
oh, so that explains why the server was down earlier today then.  Drew?  Your crew was drinking on the job.

/around here, I think that gets you a promotion and a raise
 
2014-07-24 05:29:31 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Alcoholics always need one more holiday.


We prefer the term alcoholiday
 
2014-07-24 05:30:39 PM  
Tequila evil.  Makes me do stoopid things, usually naked.
 
2014-07-24 05:45:51 PM  

FilmBELOH20: The other thing you can do for a good tequila without it costing you a ton of money is age your own.  Get a barrel from here, and throw some Kirkland silver in it.  Kirkland is 100% blue agave tequila and it ages really nice at home.


I really like the idea of doing that. Thanks for the link to the barrel place
 
2014-07-24 05:57:26 PM  
This is my favourite...
bodegareal.com
 
2014-07-24 06:37:20 PM  

The_Sponge: MyRandomName: plecos: MyRandomName: Blues_X: Let this now be a thread about good & affordable tequilas.

Good and tequila are mutually exclusive.

You've never seen somebody sip tequila and have a content face. There is a reason there are no tequila flavored gums. Although I am probably wrong on that poi t.

Then you haven't seen me sip anejo tequila. Yum!


robisfunky: El Jimador. That is all


Fark Offten: Sauza Hornitos is a good and affordable tequila. Some people like it so much they drink it everyday.


just been tempting the tequila waters lately

i have it over a lot of ice, salt & lime  (like a margarita, just less of the unimportant stuff)

started with El Jimador Reposado which was good - then tried the Anejo, which is really good

now have a bottle of Sauza Hornitos Anejo - bit more flavor i think than the El Jimador

looking forward to trying some of the other gems mentioned here
 
2014-07-24 06:48:42 PM  

MyRandomName: Blues_X: Let this now be a thread about good & affordable tequilas.

Good and tequila are mutually exclusive.


crow202.org
You want to drink Mexican gasoline? Fine by me.
 
2014-07-24 06:59:00 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Tequila evil.  Makes me do stoopid things, usually naked.


Makes Mrs. Buck do the same. Well, not necessarily stupid, but naked things. I don't discourage her when she wants a shot or a margarita.

Anyone know of or remember a brand called '3 Monks'? Or maybe it was '5 Monks'. Great stuff. Havn't had it for 20+ years.
 
2014-07-24 07:20:51 PM  
Ooh, Espolone(sp?), and Suerte are two great tequilas. Moderately priced and both very, very tasty. I like my tequila a little smokey and woody.
 
2014-07-24 10:31:14 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but don't most moderate drinkers shun the salt and lime with tequila as 'training wheels'? Not the biggest fan of tequila, but I'll man up and take it down straight when it presents itself, is that not how it should be? And what of its little wormy friend mezcal? I am enjoying the info in this thread as I am unfamiliar with most brands, maybe I can find one I like...
 
2014-07-24 10:36:23 PM  

bigsmellypenis: Correct me if I'm wrong here, but don't most moderate drinkers shun the salt and lime with tequila as 'training wheels'? Not the biggest fan of tequila, but I'll man up and take it down straight when it presents itself, is that not how it should be? And what of its little wormy friend mezcal? I am enjoying the info in this thread as I am unfamiliar with most brands, maybe I can find one I like...


I don't about all that, but I enjoy my tequila with lime and salt .. "training wheels" or not.
 
2014-07-24 11:15:30 PM  

bigsmellypenis: Correct me if I'm wrong here, but don't most moderate drinkers shun the salt and lime with tequila as 'training wheels'? Not the biggest fan of tequila, but I'll man up and take it down straight when it presents itself, is that not how it should be? And what of its little wormy friend mezcal? I am enjoying the info in this thread as I am unfamiliar with most brands, maybe I can find one I like...


Salt and lime are used to mask the taste of bad tequila.

Get a good one and you won't need them. Also, you don't pound a good tequila - a good one (that Casa Nobles anejo I mentioned is my favorite - but Don Julio, Herradura are also good) tastes really good and is a sipping liquor

/generally, if it has a tv commercial, it's crap. Especially Patron.
 
2014-07-24 11:32:37 PM  
 
2014-07-25 03:24:50 AM  

test eckols: I really enjoy tequila, so I celebrate for more than one day. Usually start on cinco de Mayo, and wrap up the celebration around the end of April.


Quiter.
 
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