Tequila (Spanish pronunciation is a regional distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Aside from differences in region of origin, tequila is a type of mezcal (and the regions of production of the two drinks are overlapping).The distinction is that tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave.[ Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime across the rest of the world.
Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.
Tequila can be produced between 35 and 55% alcohol content (70 and 110 U.S. proof).Per U.S. law, tequila must contain at least 40% alcohol (80 U.S. proof) to be sold in the United States.