It’s National Tequila day: history and tips for mixing drinks

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. — It’s National Tequila Day!

The spirit shakers at Jesus Latin Bar and Grille shared their tips, tricks and knowledge surrounding tequila.

“It’s not as difficult as you might think. Really all you need are limes, a few ounces of tequila, a tablespoon of sugar, orange liquor and you’ve got yourself a margarita that’s a lot better than just the pre-made mix from the store,” said head chef at Jesus Latin Bar and Grille, Drew Sachau.

To celebrate the special day Jesus will be extending their Thursday tequila flight special through the weekend.

Sachau says this opens up the opportunity to learn more about the various types of tequila and mezcal.

“There are three different types of tequila. An anjeo, reposado, and blanco. Anjeo ages for 12 plus months allowing for rich flavor. The reposado ages 6 to 12 months while the blanco takes the shortest time to age yet is the best choice for mix drinks like margaritas,” said Sachau.

Even tequila and mezcal each have their own unique nuances from how they are made to the taste.

“Both tequila and mezcal are made from the blue agave plant but how they are made are unique to the individual distillers,” said Sachau.

If you are interested in learning more in person from some local experts, you can go to Jesus Latin Bar and Grille.

Jesus holds mixology and Sunday School classes to teach the public on the creation and history behind making drinks and the spirits involved.

Sunday School is a class held one Sunday every month. Guests can come for a brunch and history lesson where the bartenders pair tequila flights with information behind the various different spirit types.

If history isn’t your thing and you would rather focus on learning how to make your own drinks— Jesus’ mixology courses might be for you!
The mixology classes help the guests learn how to pair certain ingredients that will excel your drink making and drinking experience.

For more information on the classes or if you have any questions, reach out to Jesus Latin Bar and Grille for their full schedule.

They do want to remind folks that their schedules are changing due to the coronavirus— so calling ahead will give you the most accurate information and schedule.

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