We all have been there, dealing with the worst headache of our lives, feeling the mouth dry, and sick in the stomach at the thought of food after a night of heavy drinking. If we had one too many tequila shots, all we remember is a legendary hangover that we will share with our friends for years to come. This tends to be the reason why many people prefer to stay away from this delicious spirit after their first unfortunate encounter. If this story sounds like something that happened to you, keep these tips in mind next time you are having tequila drinks with your friends.
The very first thing we need to keep in mind when we go out for a drink of tequila is making sure we are having quality tequila. This doesn’t mean that you have to get the most expensive drink on the menu. Instead, look for those that are made from 100% agave. Only the spirits that are made entirely from the blue Weber agave can be considered real tequila. Anything else simply isn’t, so pay attention to the cheapest alternatives, as they can be made with no less than 51% agave, leaving the rest to be completed with sugary alcohol, which causes horrible hangovers.
There are many different alternatives when it comes to tequila, and because of its commercial boom, many liqueur producers want to have a slice of the cake. This results in artificially colored drinks that aren’t 100% tequila. Many “gold” category tequilas include different chemicals and additives in their recipes in order to look appealing to the consumer. However, these are the ones that will leave you feeling sick in the morning after a couple of shots.
You also want to pay attention to the amount of sugar that comes in your drink whenever having cocktails. Many tequila connoisseurs opt for having 100% agave silver tequila, as this tends to be the purest form of the spirit. On the other hand, tequila cocktails come with a lot of sugar will cause your body to dehydrate, which means you’re in for a terrible hangover. Try to enjoy your tequila on the rocks, and sip it with a slice of lime on the side.
This might come as a surprise, but one sure way of avoiding having the worst hangover of your life is by enjoying your tequila sip by sip instead of chugging shot after shot. Many tend to chug tequila instead of sipping it in order to avoid the taste of the spirit. When you drink quality, 100% agave tequila, though, you won’t want to miss out on its delicious taste and rich aromas. Besides, sipping it is the best way to make sure you don’t drink more alcohol than you can handle, which will allow you to avoid waking up with a hangover you won’t forget and memories of a night you won’t be able to remember.