With over 1000 different brands of tequila available, it's good to know that they can be divided into two categories, 100% pure blue agave or 'mixed' tequila.
Pure agave can present colored if it's been aged in barrels, otherwise it's clear.
Gold tequilas (mixed) are usually young and are used as mixers in drinks. These mixed tequilas are about 1/2 sugar and a gold because they are colored.
"Tequila Worm" myth
This is a misconception that began as a marketing gimmick in the 1940s. The 'worm' is the larval form of a moth that lives in the agave plant. Finding one while processing indicates an infestation and lower quality product. We've all heard those stories during our college years about the hallucinogenic potential when swallowed (not that I ever hung out with that crowd ;) ...
'Tis' margarita season and so here is leslie's skinny margarita recipe!!
Start with a pitcher filled with ice
and a beer (that's my husbands and notice it's a Belgium beer?)
For two margaritas:
1 large lime for 2 shots of tequila (I sometimes use more lime but this is what my husband does)
About a 1/2 shot agave or triple sec. Agave is supposed to be "healthier" but recent studies show the contrary..
Stir and serve up, no ice and I always ask for salt. The last step is a splash of sparkling mineral water. The little bit of fizz makes it the perfect drink to serve at a girls night-out gathering.
Random things.. sweet doves in my yard.
Such a pretty day today ~ Layla learning to swim!
Skyline ~ great view of the Space Needle
The bridge goes up to allow the tall sailboats to pass.. sorry the umbrellas are in the picture!
We love our boats.. and kayaking.. so fun!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!