Tequila is a regionally specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue Agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km NW of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Although Tequila is similar to Mezcal, modern tequila differs somewhat in the method of its production, in the use of only Blue Agave plants, as well as in its regional specificity. Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime across the rest of the world.
Mexican laws state that Tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries.
Tequila is most often made at a 38% alcohol content for domestic consumption, but can be produced between 31 and 55% alcohol content .