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More than just the shot of choice and the foundation for margaritas, tequila is a liquor rich in history and lore. Created from the distilled juice of the agave plant, tequila boasts a lengthy fame and prized position in Mesoamerican society. To properly enjoy and appreciate this drink, first one must trace its creation and development. In Tequila, the history, making, tasting, and appreciation of tequila are explored in depth. With recipes for drinks like the Bloody Maria and food like Corn Chowder with Roasted Tomatoes and Tequila that best highlight the unique flavors and uses of this potent liquor, readers will be captivated and, perhaps, even a little intoxicated.