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Tequila is the most popular Mexican alcoholic beverage in the world. Even in the United States it has a special date to celebrate it, the July 24 is National Tequila DayOne of America’s favorite tequila drinks is margaritas.
Mexican distillate can be enjoyed in different ways and although no alcoholic beverage is considered a healthy option, there are some recommendations when drinking tequila that you can follow to better enjoy the drink and also to reduce the negative effects, including a terrible hangover.
1. In glass or glass
While clean shots of tequila are traditionally served on a shot glass, you may be better served in a white wine glass or other container where there is plenty of room between the liquid and your face.
A drink helps reduce the smell of alcohol, allows you to appreciate and enjoy more of the aroma of your drink, taste soft, aged and rested tequilas. There are even tequila glasses like Riedel’s.
2. Tequila Silver or white
Opting for white tequila could help prevent or lessen the effects of a hangover. Darker drinks tend to have higher levels of congeners than clear drinks, compounds that could make hangover symptoms worse in some people, as explained by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Congeners are compounds other than ethyl alcohol, which are produced during fermentation. These substances contribute to the taste and smell of alcoholic beverages.
3. You can not cool it
Although there are currently trends they include drinking cold tequila and even ice cream. Casa Sauza shares that if the tequila gets cold it can lose some of its flavor and smell characteristics.
4. Avoid soda and juices
Juices and sodas add large amounts of sugar and calories to your drink. If you want to mix the tequila, opt for sparkling water or mineral water for a fizzy drink without getting ingredients you don’t need. Mineral water can change the flavor of your cocktail due to its mineral and sodium content.
Go for the natural. If you want citrus or other fruit flavors, avoid processed drinks or sugar-laden flavorings and use fresh, freshly squeezed fruit.
5. Avoid Mass Produced Margaritas
Store-bought margaritas, like canned margaritas, are highly processed beverages that often have colorings, added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and even high-fructose corn syrup and additives that are left over.
Opt for homemade, restaurant, or bar margaritas where you can see the use of the ingredients.
6. Right and 100% agave
Some people believe that a 100% agave tequila, taken straight, does not cause a hangover the next day. However, the factors that most influence the effects of a hangover have to do with the amount and frequency of alcohol consumed.
“100% agave tequila” only has sugars from the blue variety tequilana weber agave. While the category “tequila” is mixed with other sugars.
7. Moderate consumption
Moderate consumption is one of the best measures to reduce the negative effects of alcohol consumption in the short and long term. Moderate consumption for women is up to one drink a day and for men up to two drinks. One drink of tequila equals 1.5 ounces.
8. Drink water after alcohol
Among the recommendations to reduce hangover symptoms is staying hydrated. After a drink of alcohol take Still water. Carbonation in carbonated drinks causes alcohol to be absorbed faster.
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