Americans are drinking more of this liquor than ever before

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Americans are drinking more tequila than ever before.

Tequila sales doubled in the US in the last 10 years, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, reports Bloomberg.

While in 2005, Americans were spending just less than $1.2 billion a year on tequila, in 2015 the figure had skyrocketed to $2.3 billion.

This isn't a simply a matter of people paying more. There is simply more tequila being consumed in the US than just a few years prior, with Americans drinking twice as much tequila by volume in 2015, compared to 2002.

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1. Samuel Adams (13.4)

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2. Budweiser (11.4)

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3. Redd's Apple Ale (9.5)

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4. Bud Light (9.1)

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5. Heineken (8.0)

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6. Corona (8.0)

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7. Stella Artois (7.9)

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8. Dos Equis (7.1)

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9. Guinness (6.9)

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10. Blue Moon (6.9)

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So why are Americans suddenly drinking so much tequila?

The rise of cocktail culture in the US has helped make the liquor trendy, with bars mixing up everything from classy takes on the margarita to wild original concoctions. As a result, super-premium tequila increased its volume by an explosive 651% in 13 years.

Meanwhile, sales of value tequila also continue to grow, as the liquor maintains its status as a go-to for shots and less classy takes on mixed drinks.

"By offering both well-aged High End and Super Premium products, as well as affordable Value brands, tequila is accessible to all Americans," writes the Distilled Spirits Council of the US in a report.

In other words, when it comes to tequila, consumers across the US can all drink to that.

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Tequila shots with wedges of lime and salt

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The Paloma: Tequila with grapefruit juice, lime, sugar, and club soda

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Switch up the Screwdriver with tequila instead of vodka

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Swap tequila in for rum in your next mojito. Trust us!

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Spike your next hot chocolate with tequila to warm up a chilly night.

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Make your own shandy with a splash of tequila, your favorite beer, and lemonade. 

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This June 9, 2014 photo shows a Texas tequila milkshake in Concord, N.H. Aged tequilas pair beautifully with ice cream. The alcohol will prevent the mixture from freezing solid. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Hundreds of guests celebrate the closing night of Oculto Manor and the introduction of Oculto, a unique lager blended with beer aged on tequila barrel staves on May 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Oculto Manor)

A classic lime margarita on the rocks

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Strawberry margarita

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