I live in Mexico and I do not like tequila. Or mezcal. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I hate it. I do not like the taste, or the smell or anything remotely associated with it. This is all rather embarrassing to admit because it is pretty much the official drink of Mexico and is inescapable here. It Two for one maragaritas at happy hour? Not interested. The complementary, after-dinner chocolate tequila that the restaurant has sent over? No thanks.  Tequila and coffee? Ok, well maybe if it’s served with coffee….But I tend to think I’m alone in my dislike because when we recently drove through the state of Jalisco, and in particular right by the city of Tequila (a real place, I swear!), my jaw dropped on the sheer number of blue agave plants that we saw. Thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of this plant which is used to make tequila. And those are just what we could see from the road. So for all the rest of you that enjoy a nice tequila sunrise or margarita, enjoy these pix and then go mix one up on this beautiful Friday afternoon and mock me for my lack of good taste. Myself? I’m off to look for the vineyards full of grapes, my wine glass is empty.

Blue Agave

 

Blue Agave

 

Agave 2

Blue Agave in Jalisco, Mexico