A time-intensive procedure to make your favorite drink!
Course: Alcoholic drink
Appliance: Fermenting Vat
Author: Ishani Bose
15poundsof agave plant
To make tequila, first, you must harvest the agave from one of the limited regions where blue agave plants grow in Mexico.
You will need to cook the agave and then crush the agave hearts, which mills and squeezes the juice that is necessary for the production of the alcohol.
You must then store a large amount of agave juice in a fermenting vat until the alcohol begins to form.
At this point, you can store the alcohol in large oak barrels and allow them to age for anywhere between two months and five years.
Basically, it is possible to make your own, but given the time-intensive nature of production, people normally leave it to the professionals. It takes 8 to 20 years (in some cases) to make a bottle of tequila.