A long time ago, before mortgages and elementary school homework help, and keeping a damn dog alive at the house, I was a musician, and I was lucky enough to travel all over the world playing some good, and some not so good, music. Over the years I have been to Mexico dozens of times, and I must say, I love everything about Mexico. I love the food, I love the women, I love the friendly attitude, and, of course, I love the national drink of Tequila.
Tequila comes from the agave plant, which is grown all over Mexico. But the King of the Agave is the Blue Agave, which is found in the Jalisco region near Guadalajara. Tequila, like many other types of spirits, is strictly defined by authorities, in this case, the Mexican government.
Well, I recently stumbled across a web series done by the folks at Tres Agaves Tequila, that is all about the chasing down and making of tequila. I got sucked into it immediately, and watched all four episodes in one sitting. You get a history and background of the region and its specialty product, some recipes and tips for drinking the stuff, and even a drunk guy singing My Way at a Mexican Karaoke bar. Here’s a sample episode.
One of the trips I took to Mexico was a corporate music/fashion tourism tour, which included a rock and roll band (me) and eight fashion models (me likey). There was some tequila involved in that trip. The rest? Well, that’s something for a different kind of website.
So grab a bottle of Tres Agaves, or whatever your favorite brand is, and enjoy some Mexico. Remember, when life gives you limes, make Margaritas!
— Jim R.