5 Fun Facts About Tequila in Honor of National Tequila Day

5 Fun Facts About Tequila in Honor of National Tequila Day

Sunday, July 24, 2016, is National Tequila Day! That’s right, there’s a national holiday created with the intention of inspiring appreciation for the art and cultural influence of that famous South-of-the-Border liquor!

1. Agave honey water is the source of tequila. While it is also used to make sweeteners and syrups, this liquid in the center of the agave (aquamiel) is fermented and aged to produce liquid gold for millions of people.

2. Tequila, like beer, wine, and whiskey, comes in a..

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The Right Way to Taste Tequila

The Right Way to Taste Tequila

There are many great reasons to drink tequila, but people commonly only choose it for shots or margaritas. Most Americans are used to drinking tequila that is a blended product (mixto) of at least 51 percent distilled agave and as much as 49 percent alcohol from another source. This is what probably started the tradition of licking salt and sucking on a lime with a shot of straight tequila, since the tequila mixto is harsh.

However, when you sip a tequila that is 100 percent agave, you can..

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What Makes Mexican Cheese Different?

What Makes Mexican Cheese Different?

When the Spanish arrived in Mexico 500 years ago and brought cattle with them, they didn’t know they’d be causing a significant shift in the history of food in North America.

Dairy wasn’t a factor in food production at the time, but with the arrival of cattle and goats, the largely fruit, vegetable, fish, and fowl-based diets of the region underwent a dramatic change. As with any colonization event, the two cultures blended throughout the years, with each borrowing and contributing to each..

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What’s Pulque and Why is it Important?

What’s Pulque and Why is it Important?

A traditional alcoholic drink originating in Central Mexico, pulque is an essential predecessor to tequila and is still produced locally in Mexico today.

History of Pulque

Pulque is at least 2,000 years old, with origins squarely cemented in Aztec culture. In fact, pulque is considered by many to be the Aztec drink of the gods – this despite its milky, frothy consistency and acidic scent.

It’s not as a strong as tequila or even mescal, though all three beverages come from the same family of..

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tequila

A Beginner’s Guide to Tequila

More than any other type of liquor, casual drinkers seem to have a love/hate relationship with tequila in particular. While it’s certainly an acquired taste that rewards patrons with subtle, sophisticated flavors depending on the brand and type. Additionally, the popularity of tequila in the United States has led to a deluge of cheap – and bad – tequila brands that even a casual tequila fan probably wouldn’t recognize.

What’s Tequila and Where Does It Come From?

Tequila is made by distilling..

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Tequila Essentials & Holiday Infusions (Nov. 7th @ 1:30 pm)

Join Agave owner Federico Ramos

Tequila, Mescal and how to infuse spirits with seasonal flavors

Includes tastes, 4 tequilas, 1 mezcal and 2 cocktails including a holiday-infused tequila that our guests rave about

Presentation, sit down tasting, palate cleansing vegetable plate, shared appetizers and relaxed fun included!


Tickets are available for online purchase below or at Agave Issaquah

$50 per person (inclusive of tax & tip)

$90 dollars for two people (inclusive of tax & tip)


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“Hola Summer” Agave Cocina & Tequilas Patio Opening celebrates expansion

For Immediate Release: Issaquah Highlands June 15, 2015

               Just in time for the start of summer Federico and Faviola Ramos, owner/operators of Agave Cocina & Tequilas Restaurants announced this week that their retractable seasonal patio adjacent to the restaurant’s entrance has been completed. Construction got underway just before Christmas, the restaurant remained open during the remodel

custom Nano Doors, lighting from México and additional décor have finally all come together.

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Lunch or Dinner Seattle Restaurant Week @ Agave Queen Anne

Lunch 2 Courses for $15


Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Salad (V) (Vegan Upon Request)

Grilled Asparagus & Spinach Salad (V) (Vegan Upon Request)


Grilled Halibut Soft Tacos w/ Beer Braised Black Beans

Pork Carnitas Sandwich Torta


3 Courses for $30


(All Appetizers Paired w/ Tequila)

Roasted Poblano & Corn Guacamole

Blue Corn Tortilla Soup

Chipotle & Orange Caesar


(All Entrees Paired w/ Tequila)

Ancho Chile Prawns & Scallops Soft Tacos w/ Grilled..

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Agave to add patio dining

“We are very thankful to our loyal, wonderful customers to be able to make this sizable investment at our original location, Federico said. “Not only are we adding seats to a relatively small interior restaurant space, but we are hopefully..

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Agave Cocina & Tequilas expansion underway

Issaquah Highlands Agave Cocina & Tequilas expansion underway

Success prompts remodel adding 20 seats, year-around enclosed patioFor Immediate Release: Issaquah Highlands January 21, 2015

Federico and Faviola Ramos, owner/operators of Agave Cocina & Tequilas Restaurants announced this week that they are expanding their east side location by one-quarter, adding a retractable seasonal patio adjacent to the restaurant’s front door.

The brother/sister team and their staff, who celebrated five..

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Plant Sugar May Prove to be Healthy Sweetener

Agave sugar is low glycemic, contains fiber doesn’t raise blood sugar levels…read on!  Furthermore, this might explain why tequila in moderation is easy to enjoy and doesn’t cause some ill effects of other spirits!    

by Elizabeth DeVita Raeburn Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

Agavins, natural sugars derived from the stem of the agave plant, reduced weight and blood sugar in mice prone to diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from Mexico.

In the study, male..

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Seasonal Tamales return to Agave Cocina & Tequilas locations

Favorite holiday flavors available Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve

For Immediate Release: Issaquah Highlands November 21, 2014

Hand-stuffed tamales are a tradition enjoyed in Mexico for special celebrations and holidays. Labor intensive, the ladies of extended families come together for large tamale making gatherings. Tens, if not hundreds, of tamales are made in batches; to be later enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner over multiple festive days. Tamales freeze very well and resulting are..

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Crowd-pleasing (and crowded) on Lower Queen Anne

Maddie Meyer / The Seattle Times

Agave in Queen Anne’s happy hour menu includes overstuffed grilled steak tacos and bacon-wrapped jalapeño peppers stuffed with leeks, goat cheese and cilantro lime-crème.


In Lower Queen Anne, there’s Toulouse Petit and then there’s everyone else. No one can pack a crowd like Toulouse for happy hour, or come to think of it, any hour. Heck, folks even line up for breakfast happy hour.

But in the last three months, the newly opened Agave,..

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5-9 Inside Agave Cocina: Lower Queen Anne’s New House of Tequilla & Tacos

Agave Cocina & Tequila swung its doors open this week in the new Expo building in Lower Queen Anne. (Sound familiar? Agave’s neighbors include Triumph Bar, Roaring Bowl, and Taylor Shellfish.) Owner Federico Ramos designed the space’s custom ironwork and fixtures, then had them crafted close to Guadalajara, where he was born.

The local chain launched in Issaquah and opened a second store in Redmond last year. Ramos imported several of the new location’s 150 tequilas from Mexico;..

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