Tequila is an alcoholic drink originating from Mexico, made from the blue agave fruit (Agave tequilana var. azul). Also called the “gift of gods”, tequila was the gift of Aztec natives to the Spanish settlers, looked up to as gods, which is an indication of the birth of this drink (before the 16th century). The current name of the drink was inspired by the Mexican town of Tequila.
It is made from blue agave fruit carefully harvested manually, ripening under the torrid Mexican sun, where they accumulate the required concentration of sugar; they are then crushed and left to ferment. The resulting product is distilled and left to mature, and then turned into tequila, which may be the base of many famous cocktails or served straight, with twist of lime and salt.