Season 5: Alcohol and Friends- Tequila and Mezcal: We've Got A Taste For Agave

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Most people who've sampled Tequila or Mezcal probably has an inkling that it comes from the Agave plant. But just what is the agave plant, and how did we get from a large succulent to a clear strong alcohol? Come party with us this week, as we talk about Tequila and Mezcal!
For thousands of years, people have been using the Agave plant as a raw ingredient in it's native areas of Central America. In fact, a drink was made from it that had such high importance there was not one, but two, gods that were dedicated to it. There's much dispute as to exactly how tequila came about, but soon it was one of the most popular spirits in the area. Now you can find a variety of tequilas and mezcals from their respective areas, and enjoy all different kinds. We hope you enjoy today's episode as we try to take a deeper look into the origins of this plant, and just how much the drinks related to it have changed over many years!
Music Clips by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

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