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Tequila 101: Everything to know & enjoy

San Pedro, Belize

Experience hosted by Brad & Shannon

60 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Tequila 101 - Everything you ever wanted to know and learn about Tequila, from the farming to manufacturing, history and then sample each type. Learn how to avoid that “Tequila hangover”, learn the difference between Tequila and Mezcal (which ones have the worm and why? Or is it even a worm?). We discuss the process from the agave plant on the farm to the process of making Blanco, Reposado and Anejo (and learn what’s the difference and TASTE the difference). You will learn why Margaritas aren’t really served in Mexico (except in Americanized resorts - is it an American drink?). We’ll also share some authentic Mexican Tequila drinks and classic cocktails that you might enjoy even more than a Margarita - and we’ll divulge the origin of the frozen Margarita - a true American invention. Being in Central America and just across the bay from Mexico, we have tequila masters that will show you how to make the perfect Margarita (and other more authentic Tequila cocktails), then send you home with the recipes so you can impress your friends. Class includes: 4 tequila shots (half-sized) small refreshments and a tequila cocktail to celebrate your class graduation.
Other things to note
Legal Drinking age in Belize is 18 years old. All guests must be at least 18 years old with a valid ID. Please bring ID with you to this event.
Tequila 101 - Everything you ever wanted to know and learn about Tequila, from the farming to manufacturing, history and then sample each type. Learn how to avoid that “Tequila hangover”, learn the difference between Tequila and Mezcal (which ones have the worm and why? Or is it even a worm?). We discuss the process from the agave plant on the farm to the process of making Blanco, Reposado and Anejo (and learn what’s the difference and TASTE th…

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Meet your host, Brad & Shannon

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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In the US, we owned a large comedy club with a Tex-Mex restaurant. We had Tequila classes every Wednesday night for many years (We owned the restaurant for 8.5 years). We had guests speakers; From tequila distributors, to producers from Mexico, each teaching me all about Tequila, as well as learning myself on numerous visits to Mexico. Attendees will learn history of tequila making, history of the Margarita, what a Paloma and a Cantarita are and how they differ from a Margarita. Attendees learn the difference between Mezcal and Tequila and the difference between Blanco, Reposado and Anejo, and how each is aged. The best (& most fun) way to learn is by sampling! We'll give you some great recipes for historical tequila drinks & teach you how enjoy them while avoiding that “tequila hangover". Graduation is a tequila cocktail of choice!
In the US, we owned a large comedy club with a Tex-Mex restaurant. We had Tequila classes every Wednesday night for many years (We owned the restaurant for 8.5 years). We had guests speakers; From tequila distributors, to producers from Mexico, each teaching me all about Tequila, as well as learning myself on numerous visits to Mexico. Attendees will learn history of tequila making, history of the Margarita, what a Paloma and a Cantarita are and how they differ from a Margarita. Attendees lear…
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Where you'll be

We will experience this overlooking the local neighborhood streets of San Pedro. We opened Iguana Juan's restaurant, the only non-Belizean owned restaurant in this “locals-only” area of town, so guests can enjoy a comfortable American owned & operated restaurant & bar while they experience the true authentic feel of a local Belizean neighborhood, while they learn about Tequila, it’s history, differences and how to enjoy it properly
Mark
February 2021
Wonderful experience! Customized for my desires. Great food and interesting people. Thorough overview of Caribbean cuisine. Lots of food to sample. Fun to watch the food being made. Brad is very personable and presents a great perspective on the San Pedro food scene from a North American perspective.
Wonderful experience! Customized for my desires. Great food and interesting people. Thorough overview of Caribbean cuisine. Lots of food to sample. Fun to watch the food bein…
Emily
December 2020
Brad was so incredible as a guide on our Tequila tasting. Iguana Juan's was such a cozy and homey restaurant. If you book this excursion you are in for a treat and won't regret it. Also, the recommendations he gave us in San Pedro were excellent! Thank you to Brad & Shannon for a great time.
Brad was so incredible as a guide on our Tequila tasting. Iguana Juan's was such a cozy and homey restaurant. If you book this excursion you are in for a treat and won't regret it.…
Reg C
December 2020
What a unique experience. Brad really knows about his tequila. Great stories to go along with the fine tasting experience including his own personal career & life journey!
Tori
March 2020
This was so much fun. The staff was very friendly and Brad was very knowledgeable. We had great conversation and I enjoyed the Belizian cheese dip with the tequila shots. Thank you so much for the great experience.
Kinaya Mishelle
January 2020
Everything was started on time and the experience was exactly notated in the description. We each got to taste 4 tequilas each, there were also delicious snacks available and at the end we were able to choose between two specialized drinks. I learned a lot about tequila and also heard some great stories. After the experience was over we stayed at Iguana Juan’s for some delicious Belizean tamales. I highly recommend this experience.
Everything was started on time and the experience was exactly notated in the description. We each got to taste 4 tequilas each, there were also delicious snacks available and at th…
Jordan
January 2020
Such a great experience! Brad was very knowledgeable about tequila and taught in a casual relaxed way that made you feel like you were just drinking with friends. Their restaurant is awesome as well, we even had live music playing during our class and an amazing view of downtown San Pedro. We signed up for some of Brad and Shannon's experiences and cannot wait to see them again!
Such a great experience! Brad was very knowledgeable about tequila and taught in a casual relaxed way that made you feel like you were just drinking with friends. Their restaurant…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.