Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 46, Mexico

Aww, Bella, we are so sorry that you cannot come along with us...and we won't be here in Mexico for your birthday on 26 let's celebrate now.....

We all love spicy quesadillas, a Mexican snack food made of cheese (and occasionally other ingredients) on a folded corn tortilla and cooked until the cheese let's have some of those and wash them down with a round of tequilas!

Did you know that Tequila is an agave-based spirit made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco?

The volcanic soil in the region surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year.

Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

Tequila is most often made at a 38-40% alcohol content (76-80 proof), but can be produced between 35-55% alcohol content (70-110 proof).[3

Amit, Prasad, Ramzi and Feroz are teetotallers, so guys, us girls will show you how it's done.
A single shot of tequila is often served with salt and a slice of lemon. This is called "tequila cruda" and is sometimes referred to as "training wheels," "lick-sip-suck," or "lick-shoot-suck" (referring to the way in which the combination of ingredients is imbibed). It is believed that the salt lessens the "burn" of the tequila and the sour fruit balances and enhances the flavor

OK, Jarca, show and tell time....
First, moisten the back of your hand below the index finger (usually by licking)and pour on the salt.
Then lick the salt off the hand, drink the tequila and quickly bite the lemon it?
Ok, all together now........lick, shoot, suck!
No, no, this is not the Tequila Slammer.....a tequilla slammer is a mixed tequila and carbonated drink.

We just love the that the Gypsy Kings on the big screen tv?? "Volare"...we are flyiiiiing
"Bamboleo"......"La Cocharacha".....

, yes....we are going to enjoy this party...
Bella is shaking her head...she doesn't agree with the way we are drinking the tequila......
She says that in Mexico, tequila is often drunk straight, without salt and lemon.
OK, we are brave enough to do that.......When in as .......

Let's go....
One tequila
Two tequilas
Three tequilas

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