A Drink Of Our National Appetizer

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, August 16th, 2012 · Quotes

“Since I had been honored to be Special Secretary, to be of assistance in speaking and writing Spanish, I suggested that we take a drink of our national appetizer, the famous tequila, which is a liquor made of agave in the province of Jalisco. Caruso was so pleased with this copita (glass) that later, if there was no one near to accompany him, he would not infrequently go alone to a saloon bar to have his capita of tequila.”  Enrico Caruso: A Biography by Pierre Van Rensselaer Key, Bruno Zirato.  Published by Little, Brown, 1922.

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