Tequila: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)

By Ian Williams

With its particular aroma and heady buzz—the ideal accompaniment to even the spiciest tacos—tequila has gained its approach into drinkers’ hearts around the globe. There are few areas in the world in addition to Mexico that experience the weather and terrain to conform the agave plant that makes tequila—and there are even fewer those that have the persistence to attend the seven years or extra that it takes “the tree of marvels” to develop. during this publication, Ian Williams offers a full of life background of this effective and well known drink. starting with pulque, the drink fermented by way of the Mayans, Olmecs, and Aztecs and reserved for pregnant ladies and priests—and their sacrifices—he strains how the Mexicans distilled tequila and mezcal (mescal) and started its heady surge into international attractiveness. From twenty-year añejos to giggle-inducing margaritas to the bravado—and regret—of that around of photographs, he deals a heritage as gripping because the drink itself.

Williams visits numerous tequila manufacturers, vendors, and connoisseurs to inform the tale of the way tequila all started within the agave lands of Mexico, turned an icon of younger inebriation, and built, this day, right into a actually artisanal product drawing the main discerning drinkers. Peppered all through are illustrations that seize tequila’s Mexican background and advertisement photograph. together with recipes for tequila-based cocktails, in addition to suggestion at the purchasing, storing, tasting, and serving of tequila, this historical past will satisfaction any beverage aficionado or someone drawn to the heritage of Mexico and its culinary riches.   

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