Tequila is Mexico’s National Spirit. Like all other alcoholic products, it is derived from fermentable sugar. But Tequila is unique in that its source of sugar is the Blue Agave plant. The Blue Agave is a beautiful plant of blue coloring similar in look to a giant aloe. It can reach a height of six feet and although it looks like a cactus, it is in fact, a member of the Lily family much like cognac that can only be produced in the cognac regions of France. Tequila must be produced within certain designated areas of Mexico, mostly in the state of Jalisco. Tequila takes its name from the colonial town of Tequila.