Difference Between Tequila and Vodka

A number of alcoholic beverages such as gin, vodka, whiskey, brandy etc. are manufactured all across the globe. It is almost impossible for a teetotaller to tell the differences between tequila and vodka. However, there are a number of differences between the two alcoholic beverages.

Tequila is distilled in surrounding areas of the city of Tequila and in Jalisco which in turn is a Mexican city. On the other hand, vodka originated in Russia in the 15th century. Moreover, tequila is distilled in five different types whereas vodka resembles clean water and for this reason, it is called little water.

Fermentation of potatoes, grain, or fruits is used when distilling vodka. On the other hand, tequila is obtained as a result of the fermentation of a blue agave plant which grows in Jalisco. Furthermore, there is a difference between the times of origin. Vodka was first distilled back in the 15th century while tequila was first distilled back in the 18th century.

Last, but not the least, consumption levels of vodka and tequila also vary around the world. Every year, vodka is more widely consumed as compared to tequila.


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    Tequila is an alcoholic beverage which has been around for quite a few centuries now. It is very popular in almost all alcohol consuming regions of the world. According to reports from Tequila Regulatory Council (Consejo Regulador del Tequila) more than 901 registered brands from 128 producers are producing millions of litres of tequila on a daily basis.

    Numerous cocktails are also with the help of tequila. Furthermore, Margarita, Tequila Sunrise and Matador are commonly variations of tequila.

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    Water and ethanol are the primary ingredients of vodka (an alcoholic beverage). Surprisingly, vodka was unknown in the US, the largest alcohol consuming nation, until 1940s.

    Traditionally, people prefer to drink vodka in its neat form. However, it is used as an ingredient is a number of cocktails such as Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Sex on the Beach, Moscow Mule, White Russian, Vodka Martini and Vodka tonic.

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