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Did you know? Some tequila is priced at $225,000 Tony Burton

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I know what you're thinking: "Tequila prices have been rising for years, but 225,000 dollars for a bottle is ridiculous!"

It may be ridiculous, but it is nonetheless true. The tequila company Tequila Ley .925 issued a press release in July 2006 proudly announcing the introduction of three different presentations of "Tequila Ley .925, Pasion Azteca, Gold and Platinum."

The tequila itself is exclusive, a premium quality 100% blue agave tequila, aged for 6 years. The bottles it comes in are even more special. The company has won several awards previously for its unorthodox designs. This time, each bottle is shaped like a barbed sea shell and engraved by Mexican artist Alejandro Gomez Oropeza. read more

Strawberry margarita sorbet: Sorbet de coctel margarita con fresas Karen Hursh Graber

A drink and dessert in one, this is perfect for informal summer entertaining. It is attractive scooped into margarita glasses and garnished with sprigs of mint or paper thin slices of lime. read more

Did You Know? Tequila dates from the sixteenth century Tony Burton

In 1897, Carl Lumholtz, the famous Norwegian ethnologist, who spent several years living with remote Indian tribes in Mexico, found that the Huichol Indians in eastern Nayarti distilled agave juice usi... read more

A connoisseur's guide to mezcal Alvin Starkman

Have a taste whenever the opportunity arises, and of whatever is being offered, if only enough to discern differences and develop a palate. read more

Cheese Fondue with Tequila: Fondeu de Queso al Tequila Ana María Flores Sánchez

Ingredients: 1 large round of garlic bread (shepherds bread may be substituted) 1 tsp. butter 150 grs. (2/3 C.) crumbled roquefort cheese 190 grs. (7 oz.) cream cheese, cubed ... read more

Mescal Timothy J. Knab

Mescal, mescaline, mescal bean, mescal button; what are they? They are all intoxicants, which was what the word mescal meant in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Today mescal generally refers to... read more

Did you know? Agaves function as Mexico's 7-Elevens Tony Burton

Agaves can be thought of as another chain of "7-Elevens". The numerous members of the Agave family are all native to the New World. "Agave" is derived from the Greek word "agauos" (admirable). Ag... read more

Tequila, more than just a margarita Marvin H. Perton

Just about an hour from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, there's a little town (population 17,740) with a big reputation: Tequila. Meaning "the rock that cuts" in the Nahuatl language, Tequila is... read more

Just one and I have to go: The joys of pulque Justin Dash

  I always like a glass of good pulque and my friend Pedro had some of the best. Once allowed only to Aztec nobles and priests, pulque is produced by cutting out the center of a Maguey cactus an... read more

Citrus-tequila cocktail: Mexicana Karen Hursh Graber

Refreshing as a dip in the Carribbean, this is a nice change from the popular spring and summer tequila-orange juice combination. Serve it in a tall, frosted glass, with your choice of garnish- a lime ... read more

Mango-tequila ice: Nieve de mango con tequila Karen Hursh Graber

During the warm months in Mexico, a variety of tropical fruit-flavored ices are sold by vendors with pushcarts, usually stationed in the parks and in front of schools. In the zócalo - main squa... read more

A sweet tequila cocktail: Toreador Karen Hursh Graber

This chocolate-y concoction is Mexico's answer to the Brandy Alexander. Creamy and just a bit sweet, it makes a nice special-occasion drink. Any tequila may be used, although blanco (white) is preferab... read more

Cooking with tequila: Mexico's national drink moves into the kitchen - Part One Karen Hursh Graber

Part 2 Tequila: the name alone conjures up a variety of images associated with the Mexican cultural landscape. From its beginnings in the blue agave fields of Jalisco, to its consumption in h... read more

So, you want to try tequila? Luis Dumois

"Oh, I don't know how Mexicans can drink something as strong as tequila!" I've heard that remark many times, a statement not entirely in line with what is happening nowadays with our national beverage... read more
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