This Cloud Actually Rains Drops Of Tequila
If you love Science, you are going to love this. Science has created an indoor cloud that produces raindrops of real tequila. The tequila cloud is part of an installation at the Urban Spree art gallery in Berlin. The invention was created by the ad agency LAPIZ on behalf of the Mexico Tourism Board. The idea is In March the weather sucks in Germany, so it's the perfect time to go to Mexico for a holiday. Great idea. The unique invention works by using specialized humidifiers to vibrate tequila at an ultrasonic frequency that turns the drink it into a thick fog. The visible fog is then able to condense into water and fall like rain drops right into your glass. They even let guests drink the tequila rain for free, which is even better. The more conventional way of creating some steamy fog, such as heat vaporization, would evaporate all the alcohol off because it boils at a much lower temperature than water so that would not be a good idea.
Tequila is a regionally specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant. Primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, which is 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the central-western Mexican state of Jalisco. Although tequila is similar to mezcal, modern tequila differs in the method of its production. With modern tequila being made with the use of only blue agave plants, as well as in its regional specificity. Tequila is commonly served neat in the country of Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime around the rest of the world. The red volcanic soil found in the surrounding region is particularly well-suited for growing blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested in the region each year. Agave tequila grows differently depending on the specific region where it is grown. The Blue agaves that are grown in the highlands of Los Altos region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves that are harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor.
Mexican laws clearly state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco along with limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas. Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in over 40 countries. Tequila is protected through NAFTA in Canada and the United States and bilateral agreements with individual countries such as Israel and Japan. Tequila has also been a protected designation of origin product in the constituent countries of the European Union since 1997. Tequila was first produced hundreds of years ago in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not established until 1666. The Aztec people of the region had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, long before the Spanish arrived there in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadors found themselves running out of brandy, they began to distil the agave plant to produce one of North America's first indigenous distilled spirits. Although some tequilas have remained family-owned brands, most of the well-known Tequila brands in the country are owned by large multinational corporations. However, there are over 100 distilleries that make over 900 brands of tequila in Mexico and over 2,000 brand names that have been registered.
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