Do not miss Tequila Festival in Baku
13 OCTOBER 2015
Baku is preparing to host the exciting Tequila Festival this autumn. Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini told local media that the event is scheduled for the end of October. Baku is preparing to host the exciting Tequila Festival this autumn. Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini told local media that the event is scheduled for the end of October.
Experts are to be invited from Mexico that will educate the festival guests about the various types tequila that will be featured. As part of the festival, an exhibition showcasing Mexican films and a photo exhibit will be put on display.
Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, named primarily after the area surrounding the city of Tequila in the northwestern Mexican state of Jalisco.
Many people drink tequila accompanied by salt and lime. They place the salt on the back of their hand between their thumb and forefinger. They then lick the salt, do the shot, and then such on a slice of lime.
In Mexico, the most traditional way to drink tequila is neat, without lime and salt. It is popular in some regions to drink fine tequila with a side of sangria -- a sweet, sour, and spicy drink typically made from orange juice, grenadine (or tomato juice), and hot chilies. Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1666. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, long before the Spanish arrived in 1521.
When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce one of North America's first indigenous distilled spirits.
Some 80 years later, in around 1600, Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle, the Marquis of Altamira, began mass-producing tequila at the first factory in modern-day Jalisco.