Sierra Tequila Hat On Bottle Has Several Different Uses And It’s Blowing People’s Minds

Sierra Tequila lovers are familiar with the red and gold hat on top of the bottles - but what is it actually for?
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Sierra Tequila lovers are familiar with the red and gold hat on top of the bottles – but what is it actually for?

The alcoholic drink is made from the blue agave plant, and it must be produced in specific regions of Mexico to be legally called ‘tequila’.

Sierra Tequila has been awarded numerous accolades and recognitions for its exceptional quality, including several gold medals at prestigious spirits competitions.

This makes it a well-regarded and celebrated tequila brand among enthusiasts worldwide.

Many people assume the plastic sombrero toppers on the bottle are mere marketing gimmicks destined for the trash after the last drop of goodness is consumed.

But a recent revelation has left people stunned by the sombrero’s hidden, practical uses.

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Beyond its decorative appeal, the diminutive hat proves to be a multifunctional tool that enhances the tequila experience in unexpected ways.

Astonishingly, this tiny sombrero actually doubles as a lime squeezer, allowing drinkers to add a burst of citrusy freshness to their shots.

But that’s not all – it also serves as a nifty shot glass measurer, ensuring you get the perfect amount of tequila for that ideal kick.

Yet, the most impressive revelation comes from its rim, which can be ingeniously utilised to salt the glass for that quintessential tequila shot experience.

It’s no wonder that social media went abuzz when Twitter user @J4CKMULL shared his newfound knowledge with his substantial following of 490,000.

His post – featuring a snapshot of the sombrero adorning his shot glass while perfectly salting the rim – garnered nearly 2,000 likes and received countless retweets and comments from fellow tequila enthusiasts.

Jack later added: “Don’t even lie, you know you all thought it was just a cute little sombrero for your bottle.

“Game-changer. Blew my mind.”

Some people were genuinely taken aback, wondering how they had been unaware of this hidden gem for so long.

One person wrote: “EXCUSE ME!? What kind of state secret is this?!”

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Another commented: “You have changed everything.”


Somebody else even joked: “I thought it was just a cute sombrero to put on your pet rat or something.”

With the sombrero’s lime-squeezing, tequila-measuring, and glass-salting capabilities exposed, it’s safe to say that this unassuming plastic hat has graduated from being a mere decoration to a crucial accessory in the tequila aficionado’s toolkit.

So, the next time you spot that red and gold sombrero perched atop a bottle of Sierra Tequila, remember its secret abilities and be prepared to impress your friends with your newfound tequila wisdom.

Cheers to embracing the unexpected wonders that even the simplest things can bring!

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.