The tequila’s heat is lessened by the use of salt. The shot glass of tequila should be consumed right away. Take a bite of and suck on a lime or lemon slice as soon as possible. It is the sour fruit that brings the tequila flavor into harmony and accentuates it.
Why do they put salt in margaritas?
The most basic margarita is made with tequila, lime, and sugar; hence, tequila plus lime (lemon) is known as a ‘dry’ margarita. The use of salt dates back to a time when tequila was of inferior quality, and the salt served to hide the unpleasant flavor of the tequila.
Do Mexicans drink tequila with coke?
As a starting point, in Mexico, tequila is not necessarily consumed in the form of a ″shot.″ Tasting it with coke (named charro negro) or, more often, in a cocktail called ″paloma″ (tequila, salt, lemon and grapefruit soda) is widespread. In tequila shots, the lime and salt serve as a smoothing agent to offset the harsh flavor of some tequilas.
What is Tequila good for?
Another piece of advice: tequila is designed to be sipped, rather than shot. Wohler explains that ″in Mexico today, Mexicans drink their tequila because they are proud of their heritage.″ ″It’s more of a sipping spirit.″