Even when tequila tends to have a bad reputation when mentioned in movies and TV, and being associated with the worst imaginable hangover, this Mexican spirit is not only delicious to taste, but it has some interesting uses that you may not know of. From using it as a disinfectant and cleaning solution to adding some to your favorite recipes and as an ingredient in spa treatments, tequila is quite an interesting drink that can do more than complement your summer cocktails.
Just like regular alcohol does, tequila can kill germs found on pretty much any surface. Alcohol is usually employed as a disinfectant and sanitizer, especially when it has a concentration of 50% and 80%, thus the higher the concentration level, the better. Using tequila to disinfect and sanitize is not very uncommon, and it can be used on many different surfaces and materials, including copper, jewelry, hair brushes, and even to sanitize your hands.
Because of its particular properties and its level of alcohol, tequila can also be used as a cleaning solution, which works wonders after throwing a party. If we have some leftover tequila and a serious mess to clean up, soaking a cloth of microfiber on some tequila can be the best way to get rid of any gooey, sticky, or dirty stains left by our guests.
As we have mentioned in previous blogs, adding tequila as a kitchen ingredient will add a wide variety of dishes and meals that will result in a healthy and tasty menu. There are many dishes that we can prepare with recipes that list tequila as an important ingredient. Grilled peach and mozzarella salads, chile verde pork, margarita marinade, and even Tequila-Lime sorbets for dessert. The list goes on and on, and there are enough recipes to satisfy even the most delicate palate.
Perhaps one of the most uncommon uses for tequila, however, is as an ingredient for spa treatments. More and more spas are starting to incorporate tequila cleansing and exfoliation treatments, as well as massages and tequila body wraps. This is because of the spirit’s astringent properties, which can improve the quality of our skin’s appearance. Also, because of the agave’s anti-inflammatory and immune system-boosting qualities, these treatments aim at detoxifying one’s pores while also reducing our levels of stress and anxiety.