How to Turn Agave Into Tequila

By Casey Chan on at

There’s no alcohol that makes me forget the night as much as tequila, and there’s also no alcohol I know less about. Which is fitting, I guess. What makes it special is the blue agave plant.

Here’s a quick look at what it takes to make proper traditional tequila. From harvesting and cutting out the core of the blue agave plant (which looks like something from Super Mario Bros.) to baking it and extracting the juice and letting it ferment, it’s a delicious-looking process.

The lesson seems to be to drink more tequila. Or mezcal, which is made from other agave plants.