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Salt and Lime with Tequila and related Legends
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PostPosted: 18-10-2014 22:31    Post subject: Salt and Lime with Tequila and related Legends Reply with quote

Are they just to disguise a rough old drink?

When we get the chance to drink a good tequila . . . blissed
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PostPosted: 18-10-2014 22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's interesting that Tequila has so many daft gimmicks associated with it.
Not just the salt and lime ritual, but the worm in the bottle.
What the heck?
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 06:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
It's interesting that Tequila has so many daft gimmicks associated with it.
Not just the salt and lime ritual, but the worm in the bottle.
What the heck?


And those daft little red plastic sombreros found on the cap of one brand. Not forgetting Tequila slammers as well.
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 07:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a song isn't there, or rather a piece of fast music with no lyrics except the word Tequila! shouted out.

Took me years work out what that was all about.
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 07:30    Post subject: Re: Salt and Lime with Tequila and related Legends Reply with quote

JamesWhitehead wrote:
Are they just to disguise a rough old drink?

When we get the chance to drink a good tequila . . . blissed


Ha! ... it's been years since I've seen sugar coated glass tops! (pictured in link) .... there's also an even more bravado version of the Tequila slammer, the Tequila stuntman : same ingredients except you snort the salt and squeeze the lime into your eye ....
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it would be less trouble to get a nasal syring and shoot the whole lot up into your sinuses... since I just made that up I'm going to call it the Tequila Waterboarder! Laughing
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 10:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tequila Waterboarder, pfft, I had that in Cancun in 1972. Wink
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 10:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upside down tequila slammers. In which your 'friends' hold you upside down while you drink it - of course most of it goes up your nose. Amazingly we had a mass game of volleyball after.
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 15:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned early on that "the salad bar" (that is, lemon/lime and salt) truly disguises bad tequila, but good tequila (Repisado 1800 gold and above) requires no such accoutrements.
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 19:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's a song isn't there, or rather a piece of fast music with no lyrics except the word Tequila! shouted out.

Took me years work out what that was all about.


For Escargot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdMTl9zHQ9Y

Very Happy
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 19:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lyrics with deep meaning.
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even better:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVKsd8z6scw
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I'll be hiring a voice coach to help me master the trickier passages. Wink
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PostPosted: 19-10-2014 19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
Thank you. I'll be hiring a voice coach to help me master the trickier passages. Wink


You'll need to spend a looong time memorising the lyrics. Laughing
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PostPosted: 20-10-2014 07:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Dad had one of those bottles with the worm in it .. I didn't learn 'till years later that it came from the Peyote cactus and was said to be hallucinogenic if you ate it.
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