I have another friend who has been trying to turn me onto tequila. I didn't know there was such thing as good tequila. Any advice on how to drink that stuff?[/b]
For shots or making Margaritas, use tequila classified as Silver or, better, Reposado. To really enjoy a fine tequila, look for the classification Anejo (meaning aged) with 100% Agave on the label (there are variations of the wording, but "100% Agave" should be there in some form). There are many, many tequilas (with some very interesting bottles), but some that I like (in the 45-100 $US price range) are: Casa Noble, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, El Tesoro, Corzo, Chinaco, Porfidio, Don Julio, Herradura. Drink them neat, sip slow and sweet. Some like to chill in the freezer, but not really necessary or recommended. They will be different at first, but soon you will begin to enjoy. Personally, I now prefer whisky, but a really good tequila is still not bad.