Silver and gold tequilas are two of the five different types of tequila. Silver tequila is clear in color and usually not aged, although it can be aged up to 60 days. Gold tequila is gold in color because flavorings have been added before it was bottled. Gold tequila is also usually not aged.Know More
Other names for silver tequila are blanco or white tequila. Gold tequila is also called joven tequila. Silver tequilas typically have a smoother taste than gold tequilas. Silver tequilas can be used for shots or mixed drinks, whereas gold tequilas usually don't have the smooth taste required for shots. Silver and gold tequilas tend to be the lowest-quality tequilas.
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant and must contain at least 51 percent blue agave. Silver tequila provides the purest blue agave taste. Rested tequila is tequila that has been aged in a barrel at least two months, but often for three to nine months. Anejo tequila, also known as old tequila, has been aged at least one year to produce a darker tequila. It can be aged up to four years. Muy anejo tequila is the most expensive tequila, because it is aged at least four years.Learn more about Liquor & Cocktails
Tequila is made from mature blue agave plants. Blue agave takes up to 10 years to mature, and 17 pounds of fruit is needed to make 1 liter of tequila. The drink takes its name from the city of Tequila, where much of the beverage is distilled.Full Answer >
Comestibles and potables that mix well with tequila are sloe gin and sweet vermouth, as combined in the leapfrog. Tequila can also mix well with orange juice and grenadine for the Arizona sunrise. The classic margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lemon juice.Full Answer >
Paul Mitchell does not own the Patron brand of tequila, which is produced by Patron Spirits. John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of hair care company John Paul Mitchell Systems, is a co-owner of Patron Spirits. Founded in 1989, Patron Spirits produces nine varieties of tequila as of 2014.Full Answer >
Although it's a common misconception, tequila never contains a worm in its bottle, according to The Straight Dope. Mescal, tequila's cheaper relative, sometimes contains a worm thanks to Jacobo Lozano Paez, a Mexican entrepreneur who first implemented the worm as a marketing gimmick in 1950.Full Answer >