Glasgow Living has teamed up with The SOLD OUT Tequila Festival, and we have 6 tickets up for grabs for our Amigos. All you have to do is tag 5 mates who you would love to take along with you, on this Facebook post.

The Tequila Festival will touch down at the Barrowland Ballroom on Saturday as part of a national tour to major cities around the UK. This is a great celebration of the history, culture, and taste of the much-loved drink, in a day and night full of Mexican-flavoured music and entertainment…

From 1 pm until 11 pm, event-goers will embark on a Tequila tasting journey with over 30 Tequilas to try out. On arrival, as well as being handed a complimentary shot, they will receive a Tequila Bible to guide them through their Tequila experience. Traditional Mexican dancers will twirl while a Mariachi band provides live music. DJs will be spinning house music with a Latin twist throughout, and a range of spectacular performers will entertain the crowds, alongside colourful piñatas and processions.

Guests can visit the Tequila cocktail bar, the Amigos beer bar or the Jose Cuervo Tequila Truck, as well as enjoy specialist Mexican food stalls. The Tequila Festival is a celebration of the history, culture, and variety of tastes of this much-loved drink. Tickets for this event have now sold out, a sure sign that the nation has declared tequila one of its favourite tipples!

Multi-ethnic group of happy friends – caucasian and Afro American – drinking shots in the pub. Focus on hands and shot glasses.

There are few drinks as on-trend as Tequila. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association recently reported UK sales have surged over the last two years, particularly of premium brands, rising by 37% to £173million in 2016. It’s become so popular that some of the biggest names in entertainment have their own Tequila brands, such as Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sauza 901’, George Clooney’s ‘Casamigos’ and Sean “Diddy” Combs ‘DeLeon’. It’s an incredibly versatile drink, forming the basis for some of the best-loved cocktails out there such as the classic Margarita, or the Tequila Sunrise, while the Tequila ‘slammer‘ has made most of us pull an unforgettable face at one time or another on a big night out. A whole ritual has built up around drinking Tequila, however, it’s also a drink with a rich cultural heritage.

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The Tequila Festival organiser, Nathan Reed comments:

“Tequila is a drink that is associated with a great party all across the world, however, it is also now being recognised as a more sophisticated, crafted drink with a rich variety of flavours. Tequila has a very strong cultural identity, so we wanted to bring this to life and put on a festival that celebrates the remarkable diversity and history of this wonderful drink. The Tequila Festival will be an unmissable party, full of music and entertainment, and of course, a chance to taste the best Tequilas under the sun.”

The Tequila Festival will celebrate the Mexican roots of Tequila, showcasing the huge variety of tastes cultivated from the Agave plant. It will recognise the role of Tequila in the Mexican fiesta, with traditional Mexican dancing and the spectacle of the Mariachi band. Tequila is also used in Mexican cooking and there will be a wide range of specialist food available to help soak up the drink and inspire the taste buds.

 

However, The Tequila Festival is not just about heritage and throughout the day, the party will also reflect the modern popularity of Tequila with DJs spinning house music with Latin flavours to get everyone dancing, breath-taking acrobats and performers, and colourful processions inspired by Mexico’s famous Day of the Dead celebrations.

Tickets have sold out for the Glasgow debut event and are selling fast for other major dates in Bristol, Brighton and Edinburgh… it looks like the UK has firmly declared Tequila as its favourite drink!