I'm in Mexico on vacation and have been reflecting on that fact that I've spent of about 2 years of my life here altogether....boy has the country changed over those years! When I visited for the first time in the early eighties, I was a high school language student in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. Back then, Mexico was suffering from hyper-inflation and almost nothing was imported, so I experienced deep immersion in the traditional foods and drink of Mexico. It was then that I first tried Tequila, which originated in Mexico and still can only be produced here by international accord. Though many Americans are familiar with the drink, few know much about it's origins in the town of the same name. Even Wikipedia fails to properly explain how it's made, something I hope to find the time to remedy. A more recent discovery on my part is “Agavero” a sweet tequila liqueur that's wonderful on the rocks as an after dinner drink.
Rather than give you the a full account of tequila, for now I'm going to content myself with drinking the stuff along with salt and a nice slice of lime. However, if you must know more, here are a few good resources: