I recently helped out with a fund raising event for the Discovery Museum in Acton. They asked me there to talk about tequila, and it made me realize there are a lot of common misconceptions surrounding this Mexican spirit.
Tequila is made from a dessert plant called Agave. The agave plant stores its food reserves in a way that predators are not attracted to it. It possesses long bayonet-like spikes, and these bayonets make it quite difficult reach. Furthermore, the plant does not produce palatable juices or fruit. So how did anyone develop the idea of making a drink from this plant? Read More about El Misterio De La Tequila