In 2007, I married Cristina, she grew up in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. My in-laws have spent their entire lives living in Jalisco. Miguel, my wife’s father, is an agronomist and has raised agaves, avocados, & blueberries in Jalisco and Michoacán.
We spent many years together tasting all kinds of tequilas; at birthday parties, posadas, weddings, & on spontaneous random days. In the early 2000’s, when Cristina and I were dating, I discovered tequila. The 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila.
It was a different experience, sipping a small “Caballito” (small shot glass) of a great tasting tequila. I learned how the old tequileros would put a drop into their hands, rub them together, and smell the aroma of the agave. I learned how to enjoy tequila and the rich history surrounding the area of Jalisco. Most of the time you sip the drink, other times you might enjoy tequila with squirt, as a margarita, coke, or in a cazuela. The better the tequila, the more likely you are not to mix the tequila with anything. It’s similar to whiskey; you have whiskey you mix and whiskey you drink slowly, either neat or with an ice cube. It’s not a rule; it’s just a personal preference.