7. The natural origin of tequila is so preposterous it sounds like a legend: it can only be harvested from the enormous heart of a large spiky plant that looks like it might want to kill you, 12 years after the plant is born. Oh, and the plant also produces beautiful yellow flowers that are naturally pollinated by a freaking bat.
8. The supernatural origin is no slouch either: apparently the earth goddess Mayahuel breast fed all of humanity with it. Take that, milk.
9. Tequila proves its skeptics wrong with class. Case in point: at some point, someone told tequila, “There is no way you will ever taste good in a coffee-based cocktail.” Tequila didn’t give up. Nor did it keep trying in that overcompensating, Rudy-like way that seems cute at first but eventually just gets annoying. Tequila just climbed into a cup of java, invited its friends liqueur and nutmeg to join it, and had a casual apres-ski hot tub party.