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How to Drink Tequila

You can't go to Cabo without having a shot of tequila (at the very least). What better way to enjoy the true merits of this classic spirit than to learn about it? Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. It is only produced in certain regions of Mexico. Each type of tequila is given a category based on age and color. Unaged tequila is called blanco (white, also called silver), while tequila that has been colored with caramel is called joven abocado (bottled young) - also known as "gold." Reposado (rested) is tequila that has aged in oak for at least two months; and añejo (aged) has aged for a year or more. To be classified as tequila, it must be made from no less than 51% Weber blue agave. Fine tequila needs no chasers, limes or distractions. If you want to ease into it, start with a more expensive brand, such as Don Julio, Patron or Herradura - they're generally more pure (and won't give you as bad of a hangover). To drink, swirl your glass, much like you do for wine. The further apart the legs (the drips on the sides of the glass), the more pure the tequila. If you want to try something different, you can also do as the locals do in some regions and drink tequila with a side of sangrita-a sweet, sour and spicy drink typically made from orange juice, grenadine (or tomato juice) and hot chilies. Equal-sized shots of tequila and sangrita are sipped alternately, without salt or lime. Refresca Bar at our Cabo resort Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has over 100 types of tequila served up by tequila certified bartenders. Enjoy a glass at the bar, or after a delicious and fresh dinner at Siempre Restaurant.

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