Four exciting facts about Tequila Shots

Have no fear, gluten-free folks! Tequila is made from fermenting the juice from the blue agave plant, which has a core called piña because it looks a little like a pineapple.

Once the piña is harvested, it's brought to a distillery to be roasted to unleash its juices, which are fermented, distilled and aged before being bottled.

In order to be labeled tequila, production has to occur in the state of Jalisco or in some neighboring states. But most tequila production is in Jalisco.

Historically, the women of Tequila (as in the town) have been the ones who cultivated the blue agave plants, called hijuelos (little children). Women can still be seen today working the fields