Long considered a lowbrow liquor, tequila today is becoming one of
the most popular beverages, and its wide appeal is decidedly
upscale. An entire tequila culture has developed, not only
throughout Mexico but in sophisticated restaurants and bars
worldwide, from New York to Los Angeles, London to Tokyo.
Despite this trend, little has been published about tequila and
its origins, varieties, and method of production -- until now. In
this delightfully visual book author Enrique Martinez Limon takes
the reader on a fascinating anecdotal journey through the history
of tequila, complete with information about how it is grown and
produced, and descriptions of its legends, heroes, songs, and
artistic manifestations. The lively text is enhanced by Michael
Calderwood''s beautiful photography and the specially commissioned
The final chapters provide recipes for tequila-based cocktails
and for dishes using tequila, as well as professional ratings of
more than a hundred brands.