15 Mexico facts to bore your customers with


Is your bar chat a bit crap?  Need to know more stuff to sell more tequila (which is always a good thing)? Look no further! We’ve got 15 Mexico facts to bore your customers with:

  1. The Spanish conquered Mexico and its indigenous people in the 16th century.
  2. The population started to become mostly Mestizos, which is a mix between both the Spanish and the Indigenous population.
  3. Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1810.
  4.  In 1846 the Mexican-American war broke out and two years later with their defeat, Mexico surrenders half of its territory to the United States.
  5. There are over 156 registered Tequila distilleries in Mexico.
  6. Texas was a Mexican province which declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, resulting in war with the United States (1836-1838).
  7. 20% of all tequila on the market in Mexico is counterfeit.
  8. There are approx. 200 varieties of agave with around 40 being used in the production of Mezcal and only one (blue agave) for tequila.
  9. Recent research and excavations seem to indicate that it wasn’t the Spanish that brought distilling to Mexico but that it had been practiced by the indigenous population well before the Spanish invasion by distilling their Pulque (fermented agave beer)
  10. Technically Tequila is a form of Mezcal, as Mezcal is known as the generic term for spirits distilled from agave “Mezcal de Tequila” much like Brandy is the generic name and Cognac is the special brandy.
  11. Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chillies to the world.
  12. Mexico City is built over the ruins of a great Aztec city, Tenochtitlán. Because it is built on a lake, Mexico is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year as pumps draw water out for the city’s growing population
  13. Modern Mexicans are a unique blend of many ancient civilizations, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Toltec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, African, French, and Spanish.
  14. During an Aztec human sacrifice, five priests, sometimes with their faces painted with different colours, held the sacrificial victims’ arms and legs. The heart, referred to as “precious eagle cactus fruit,” was cut from the live victim and burned on a fire in the temple.
  15. The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog and is named for a Mexican state.

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