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11 Reasons Why We Have A Love / Hate Relationship With Tequila

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Tequila is like a feisty lover: every time you want to leave tequila, it gives you a reason to stay. In essence, you hate tequila every bit as much as you love it. Here’s why you love / hate it:

Love: It helps you find the right words.

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Hate: Realizing you said too much. Or worse, it’s not reciprocated.

Love: How you feel so damn free.

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Hate: The embarrassment that follows.

Love: The courage it gives you.

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Hate: The moment your friends tell you what courageous things you did last night.

Love: How you feel like a million bucks after a few shots…

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Hate: This means you feel like negative one million in the morning.

Love: The delicious burning sensation it leaves in your throat.

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Hate: The burning hole it leaves in your wallet.

Love: How tequila makes you forget your problems.

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Hate: You also forget where you live. Dude, where’s my house?

Love: Pain tolerance magically goes up…

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Hate: The uncertainty of not knowing why your ass is all bruised up.

Love: Margarita brunches. They’re the best.

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Hate: Post-margarita afternoon hangovers.

Love: It makes you dance so much better.

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Hate: The dizziness that causes you to hurl.

Love: It turns you into a happy go-lucky person.

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Hate: It’s far from your true sober self.

Love: Mamá y las tías get way more fun.

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Hate: All the regañadas you get from them the next day.

What’s your most embarrassing tequila moment? Tell us in the comments below and share the party on Facebook and Twitter!

Kacey Musgraves ‘Princess Of Selena Dedications’ Takes A Shot Of Tequila In A Glass Slipper Onstage Making Fans Lose It

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Kacey Musgraves ‘Princess Of Selena Dedications’ Takes A Shot Of Tequila In A Glass Slipper Onstage Making Fans Lose It

One of our favorite Selena tributes has to be the one that came from country singer Kacey Musgraves. Ever since then we’ve been following her antics on Instagram and Twitter. We also know she’s currently on a massive world tour. From Coachella to concerts across the pond, the girl is getting around and we’re so here for it.

We especially love the bizarre and wildly funny things are taking place on stage. This week was no different.

While playing some concerts in Australia, Kacey Musgraves was pressured to do a “shoey” on stage. First, let me explain what it is.

In Australia (with origin dates unknown), it’s a tradition to drink alcohol out of your shoe. That’s why they called it a “shoey” get it? Earlier this week, audiences kept yelling “shoey” while Musgraves was on stage and she flat out told them no. Who can blame her? It’s kind of gross.

She initially said, “I’m not f–king drinking out of your shoe!”

Some people praised her for not giving into peer pressure. “I’m so proud of Kacey for not doing the shoey,” one local fan said. “She stuck it out. We stan an anti shoey queen,” another said.

She still got some negative press for not taking part in this Australian tradition, and last night she finally had a change of heart. She said she wasn’t in the mood.

During her concert in Melbourne, Musgraves celebrated her last show in Australia by finally doing a shoey, but she did it her way — with a glass slipper, just like the one Cinderella wore.

The shoey tradition is for a performer to drink out of their own shoe, but because that’s nasty, Musgraves — like the star she is — chose a much more stylish way of taking the shot.

She downed tequila of course. What else would you expect from this lady? Check it out below.

We can’t wait to see her perform back in the states!

READ: Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ In Texas

Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’ Drink Faces Legal Trouble From Mexican Tequila Industry

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Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’ Drink Faces Legal Trouble From Mexican Tequila Industry

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Elon Musk is one of the most well known entrepreneurs in the world, most notably as the co-founder and CEO of Tesla cars. Now, Musk is about to set his sights on his newest venture as he has trademarked an alcoholic drink dubbed “Teslaquila.” However, Musk is already facing opposition from Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), which presides over what can legally be considered tequila in the U.S. and Mexico.

“Teslaquila” started as an April Fools joke with Elon Musk but it didn’t take long for him to make that joke a reality.

In October, Tesla trademarked the name “Teslaquila” as a “distilled agave liquor” and “distilled blue agave liquor.” Shortly after Musk tweeted a photo of the bottle, saying it was “coming soon.” The idea might be on hold as the CRT is prepared to take on Musk in a legal battle of who gets to use the word tequila in their product.

Musk has already filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office in October to trademark the word “Teslaquila.” The CRT recently released a statement challenging the product on intellectual and geographic grounds.

“If it wants to make Teslaquila viable as a tequila it would have to associate itself with an authorized tequila producer, comply with certain standards and request authorization from Mexico’s Industrial Property Institute,” said the CRT in a statement to Reuters. “Otherwise it would be making unauthorized use of the denomination of origin for tequila.”

What legal standing does the CRT have when it comes to tequila? Turns out, a lot.

The CRT main purpose is to keep regulations and tabs on tequila producers to assure they follow strict production rules. This means the drink must be made in the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit or Tamaulipas. The main concern is that the proposed name, “Teslaquila,” might confuse and trick people into thinking it’s true tequila. Technically, it wouldn’t be tequila without approval from the CRT. The organization has the right to govern the designation of tequila in both Mexico and the U.S.

If Teslaquila, which has yet to be approved by the U.S. patent office, were to go forward without approval the company could find itself in legal trouble. Both the CRT and the Mexican government could bring up legal issues hindering the company and brand. Manufacturing products in the tequila business is notoriously difficult because the main ingredient agave, is in dangerously short supply.

In his latest Tweet, Musk said “We will fight Big Tequila” which might indicate this is far from over.

Musk isn’t the first high profile name to get into the crowded tequila business. Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy and George Clooney have all gotten into the business. If Tesla goes ahead with its tequila plans without the Mexican authorities’ approval, then it may have to change it’s name to distance itself from tequila.

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