Feeling Salty? It's National Tequila Day

If 'tequila makes your clothes fall off', then 'you are a friend of mine!'

Today is a day to celebrate the famed liquor, made from the blue agave plant, which grows in the rich and sandy soil of Jalisco, Mexico at high altitudes.

To make tequila, the heart - or piña - of the plant is removed and heated to extract the sap, which is then fermented into the popular adult beverage. According to history, the Aztecs created fermented beverages from the agave plant prior to arrival of Spaniards in 1521.

According to Mexico's regulatory council (Consejo Regulador del Tequila), the nation produced over 31-million gallons of pure agave tequila; about 20-million gallons were exported.

The Guinness World Records reports the most expensive bottle of tequila was worth $225,000 in 2006. The Platinum & White Gold Tequila bottle was sold by Tequila Ley .925 to a private collector. The tequila was harvested from 100% blue agave plants that had been aged 6 years.

Bars and restaurants around the county are offering special deals on margaritas and shots.

If you need more reason to celebrate, today is also National Cousins Day, National Drive-thru Day, National Amelia Earhart Day, and National Thermal Engineer Day.

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