It’s not hard to familiarize yourself with tequila, but it’s very easy to look foolish if you’re a tequila novice. Ordering tequila at a bar without knowing the difference between blanco and añejo; the host who uses powdered mix to make margaritas; the self-styled “expert” who’s only familiar with the same two brands he drank in college; the poor sap who thinks the proper way to drink tequila is to slam it down and then suck for dear life on a lime wedge. These faux pas and many others are, thankfully, easily avoidable. Check out this tequila primer for starters, and of course don’t forget to put the knowledge you’ve gained here into action. After all, what good is knowing about tequila if you don’t drink it?

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