National Tequila Day Calls for a Margarita

Would you believe that there’s an entire day dedicated to blue agave juice and it is celebrated on July 24th? Yes! Every year we can look forward to recognizing this delightful occasion by toasting margaritas all over the country. Ed’s Tavern is proud to provide interesting information about the background of Tequila and how you can take part in National Tequila Day by ordering a margarita.

bar lakewood ranchDid you know that although it is common for liquors to age, agave plants require between eight and 12 years of growth before farmers can harvest them to be fermented into tequila? Wow! It sure takes a lot of time and patience to cultivate these plants so that we can enjoy a long-standing favorite adult beverage. 

Tequila’s forefather was a milky, fizzy, agave drink referred to as pulque. It can be traced as far back as the Mesoamerican era around 1000 B.C. when local Mexicans would routinely harvest and then ferment it for consumption. The tequila we know and savor today was originally manufactured in the 16th Century A.D. by an area of land that was officially labeled as Tequila in 1666. However, a Spanish aristocrat named Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle created the world’s first tequila factory 66 years earlier in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the site of the modern city of Tequila. Furthermore, Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo founded the original Vino Mezcal de Tequila de Jose Cuervo over a century later in 1795 in the region of Tequila, bringing life to the most triumphant tequila in the world ever since.

The genesis of Tequila has been adequately documented but the way that National Tequila Day came to be is not as clear. It is not known with absolute certainty who deemed the holiday, why it came into existence, or the reason why it falls on a particular date. In any event, the fact that National Tequila Day takes place on July 24th every year in the United States is something that is just happily accepted. 

Ed’s Tavern is a favorite sports pub and restaurant among residents in the community as well as those living elsewhere. Its top-notch reputation makes Ed’s the perfect place to stop in to show support for National Tequila Day on July 24th! Since tequila goes wonderfully with plenty of food, you and your party can relax and relish a tasty meal while socializing and sipping your delicious margaritas. Ed’s Tavern is located at 10719 Rodeo Drive in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and we may be contacted by calling (941) 907-0400.


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