Tequila is a beloved spirit enjoyed by millions around the world. However, along with its popularity comes a fair share of myths and misconceptions that have been circulating for years. From tequila being hallucinogenic to it causing terrible hangovers, it' time to set the record straight. In this article, we'll be debunking the top tequila myths with the help of Neurita Tequila.

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The First 5 Myths

Myth 1: Tequila is made from cactus

One of the most common myths about tequila is that it's made from cactus. In reality, tequila is made from blue agave, a succulent plant that's actually more closely related to the lily than the cactus family.

Myth 2: The worm in the bottle is a sign of quality

Contrary to popular belief, the worm in the bottle is not a sign of quality. In fact, the worm is not even found in tequila, but rather in a similar spirit called mezcal. The worm is simply a marketing gimmick used to attract buyers.

Myth 3: Tequila is only meant to be consumed as a shot

While it's true that tequila is often consumed as a shot, it's also a versatile spirit that can be used in a variety of cocktails. From margaritas to Palomas, there are countless ways to enjoy tequila. 

Myth 4: All Tequila tastes the same

Just like with any spirit, there are many different types and brands of tequila, each with its own unique flavour profile. From Blanco to Anejo, each type of tequila has its own distinct taste and aroma.

Myth 5: Tequila is only produced in Mexico

While Mexico is the birthplace of tequila and remains the largest producer of the spirit, tequila can be legally produced anywhere in the world. However, in order to be classified as tequila, the spirit must meet certain requirements and be made from blue agave.

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The Other 5 Myths

Myth 6: Tequila is only meant to be consumed by young people

Tequila has a reputation for being a party drink enjoyed by young people. However, tequila can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and there are many high-quality tequilas that are best savoured slowly and enjoyed in moderation.

Myth is 7: Tequila is always clear

Blanco or silver tequila is the most common type of tequila and is known for its clear, transparent colour. However, other types of tequila, such as Reposado and Anejo, are aged in barrels and take on a golden or amber hue.

Myth 8: Tequila is only for shots and margaritas 

While shots and margaritas are certainly popular ways to consume tequila, there are many other ways to enjoy the spirit. From Tequila Sunrise to Tequila Old Fashioned, there are countless cocktail recipes that feature tequila as a key.

Myth 9: Tequila is guaranteed to give you a hangover 

Like any alcoholic beverage, excessive consumption of tequila can lead to a hangover. However, if consumed responsibly, tequila is no more likely to give you a hangover than any other alcoholic drink.

Myth 10: Tequila is a hallucinogen

Tequila has a reputation for being a wild and crazy drink that can make you see things. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that tequila is a hallucinogen. Any strange experiences you may have had while drinking tequila are likely due to alcohol consumption rather than the spirit itself.