Tequila is an alcoholic beverage made through a distillation process involving the blue agave plant which is grown in Mexico. Â Pure Tequila is made solely from the agave plant, but some varieties of this drink are mixed with other ingredients, like corn, to come up with a different taste or save costs. Â As an alcoholic drink, Tequila has the reputation of being a strong drink. Â With Tequila bottles formulated with up to 40 percent alcohol, in itself it is a strong liquor. Â But aside from its alcohol content, many people also consider Tequila as a strong drink because of its taste. Â The bitter and sour flavor of this alcoholic beverage literally makes the impression that this drink is a strong one. Â When compared with other drinks, Tequila may actually have the same alcohol content, but it is the taste that gives it a somewhat stronger punch for some people. Â The more agave content Tequila has, the smoother the flavor is for most Â people. Â And when flavors are smooth, they also give the sense of strength to the alcoholic drink.
Some alcoholic beverage lovers also think that Tequila is stronger because of its color. Â With these drinkers, the drink color is usually associated with its strength. Â This perception can be applied to Tequila Gold wherein the color is darker than other alcoholic drinks like Vodka.
Overall, Tequila is considered strong mostly because of people’s perception about a strong drink. Â Some attribute it to taste while others look at the color. Â Sometimes also it’s about how Tequila is marketed as an alcoholic drink. Â With advertising related to Tequila and other alcoholic drinks, people will already get an impression of what the drink is all about. Â If the marketing campaign pushes a product to be perceived as a strong drink, then people will also respond to it and think of it as one. Â As with Tequila, its reputation is enough for people to view it as a strong, alcoholic beverage even if these same people haven’t even tried the drink yet.