Happy National Tequila Day, AKA My Favorite Day Of The Year

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Very unfortunately for me a lot of the time, I love tequila.

On the rocks, in a marg, as a shot with a lime, I don’t even care how it comes. You hand me any form of tequila, I’m gonna drink it.

And there might be one other person in the country music world who loves it more than I do…

That would be The King, George Strait.

Of course, he has his very own tequila brand called Código 1530 and knows a thing or two about it. I haven’t had the chance to try it for myself yet, but if anyone knows where I can find it in North Carolina, please let me know.

As a quick history lesson in honor of the day, tequila was first invented near the town of Tequila in the state of Jalisco, Mexico in the 14th century.

After learning a few tips and tricks on the distillation process from Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes when he invaded Mexico and eventually conquered the Aztec Empire claiming Mexico for Spain, the people there perfected the fermentation process using the agave plant and gave us the beautiful spirit we know and love today.

Originally, before the more refined distillation process came about, the Aztec people made “Pulque” (their drink of choice), which was also derived from the agave plant, but was a more milky-colored, yeasty, agave juice brew.

If you want to celebrate this beautiful holiday the right way (and why wouldn’t you?), we even have a wonderful playlist of some of the best country songs about tequila to set the mood.

Have a couple shots of Jose Cuervo, Casamigos, Código, Patrón or whatever your tequila of choice is for me and y’all go have yourselves a kickass Saturday.

If you want to drink like George, here’s his margarita recipe, too.

Oh, and his hangover cure in case you need it tomorrow…

From all of us here at Whiskey Riff and The King himself, happy national tequila day:

And I can’t leave you without my current-favorite tequila drinkin’ song, “Tequila Does”:

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STAY ENTERTAINED

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