Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Mark Chesnut
VIDEO: How to Drink Tequila and Agave, in Mazatlan, Mexico
PHOTOS & VIDEO BY MARK CHESNUT
In this EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, you’ll see exactly how to savor Tequila, the world-famous Mexican drink (although actually, what I drank is called agave, after the plant from which it’s made — just like Champagne is only Champagne if it’s from that region in France, you can only call Tequila “Tequila” if it’s from the town of the same name).
My education began at Vinata Los Osuna, a beautiful hacienda near Mazatlan, Mexico, where agave plants are raised and the spirit is produced. Tours are available to the public here, showcasing the process behind the product, with plenty of time to sample the creation afterwards. With the help of a friendly bartender, tour guide and my traveling companions — not to mention plenty of salt and lime slices — you can be drinking like a pro in no time.
|An enthusiastic tour guide at Vinata Los Osuna shows how to drink Tequila and agave.|