Hutson will talk about the history of the region and the rise of Mexico’s most notable contribution to the world of distilled spirits and share personal anecdotes and recipes gathered from her travels. Guests will also have the opportunity to view historical maps of Mexico, including rare examples of hand-illustrated Relaciones Geográficas from the Benson’s collections, to help place the story of tequila into geographical context.
The program will be followed by book signing of Viva Tequila – books will be available for purchase at the event – and a tequila tasting (limited to adults over 21 with ID) provided by Dulce Vida Tequila. KOOP’s (91.7FM) dj t-kay will provide the evening’s music.
The “You Are Here” cartography series is designed to highlight the university’s renowned collection of maps. Events take place four times annually and feature items curated by specialists from cartography collections across The University of Texas at Austin campus.
“You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!”
Wednesday, December 4, 6p.m.
Benson Latin American Collection, Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 1.108, The University of Texas at Austin
This event is free and open to the public.