Tequila: An Aztec Love Story

Tequila is one of the most popular liquors in the world.  Everyone knows that tequila brings joy and happiness to everyone that drinks it but few know about the origins of tequila and connection to the Aztecs. The Aztec people considered this drink to be a gift from the Gods.  The Aztecs believed Tequila helped them gain strength, strengthen their health, and renew their personal energy.  Thanks to all these benefits, Tequila is considered sacred to the Aztecs.  In present day, Mexicans still consider Tequila to be a national treasure.
Origins of Tequila: The story goes that a beautiful girl named Mayahuel lived with her grandmother Tzintzimitl, an evil old woman who forbade her from having anything.  One day Mayahuel fell in love with a young man named Quetzalcoatl and ran off to be with him.  Unfortunately, Tzintzimitl found out about it and killed her for disobeying her.  Mayahuel’s remains were buried in a forest and from there the Agave plant (plant where tequila is extracted) began to grow.  One night, a terrible storm broke out in that region.  A lightning bolt struck the Agave plants that grew where Mayahuel was buried, turning them into a kind of liquid honey from which the delicious aroma emanated.  The Aztecs drank it and considered it to be a gift from Gods.  Subsequently, they used this drink in all the ritual ceremonies.  Only the Aztec hierarchs were privileged enough to drink this “elixir”.  When the Spanish conquerors arrived, they streamlined and sophisticated the liquid, to what became the liquor that is now popular all over the world.
Tequila is an ancient drink that the Aztecs created, the Spanish refined, and the Mexican people perfected then gave this nectar to the world for all to enjoy.  From the highlands and the lowlands of the agave fields of Jalisco, this delicious elixir not only serves to soothe the soul, but also have other health benefits:
  • Helps with insomnia.

  • The elixir is a natural aphrodisiac.
  • Tequila is one of the few alcoholic drinks that diabetics can take because it has little sugar and therefore will not negatively impact blood levels. 
  • Tequila doesn’t inflame the stomach like beer, whisky, or vodka does. The Aztec drink is much softer and digests better than any other alcoholic drink.
  • This Aztec elixir helps to lose weight, because it is low in calories and helps in suppressing your appetite.

As you can see, we should all be grateful and appreciative to the Aztecs for creating Tequila.  For the Aztecs, Tequila was used in rituals and ceremonies.  Today, sipping Tequila is a ritual that creates friendship and sparks joy in any celebration.
Perfect for Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day!  Check out this Pink Tequila, aaayyyyyyyCarambaaaaa!!!!

A Recipe for this Delicious Drink Fit for Any Special Day!
  • 2 oz.  Caramba Pink Tequila
  • equal part pineapple juice and Squirt
  • Float with Grand Marnier
  • Add tequila and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker and shake or stir ingredients.  Pour over ice into a Stemless Glass Tumbler for Wine and Cocktails drinks.  Splash of Squirt.  Float with Grand Marnier.  Add a pineapple stick garnish. Deliciouso!!
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