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San Martín de Hidalgo invites you to join us for afternoons of good reads and exceptional cocktails as a member of our Tequila Book Club.

For Winter 2022, our featured title is "Mexico City Zócalo: A History of a Constructed Spatial Identity," by Benjamin A. Bross, assistant professor of architecture and urban historian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bross uses the spatial history of the Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución), Mexico City's main plaza, to explain the rise and evolution of Mexican identities over time. Bross traces how cultural, social, economic, and political forces shaped the Zócalo's spatial identity, and in turn, how the Zócalo shaped and fostered new identities in return.

Winter Sessions 2022

Thursday December 1 - 6-8pm

Thursday December 8 - 6-8pm

Thursday December 15 - 6-8pm

Thursday December 22 - 6-8pm

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When asked if he prefers tequila or mezcal, Bross, a Tapatio from Guadalajara, Jalisco, said, “I am Jaliscience,” adding that he considers himself a purist and prefers white tequila.

Like many Mexicans, he grew up in a home that appreciated tequila. Bross loves tequila and believes that "good tequila is never shot, it is sipped, enjoyed, and slowly vibed.” 

                                –  Style & Polity, 5/2022

 Invierno 2022 

Tequila Book Club

San Martín de Hidalgo invites you to join us for afternoons of good reading and exceptional cocktails as a member of our Tequila Book Club.

For Summer 2022, our featured title is How the Gringos Stole Tequila: The Modern Age of Mexico's Most Traditional Spirit by Chantal Martineau.

Chantal explores the history of tequila, its introduction to cities outside of Mexico, and its future, with a special focus on substance and tradition.

Summer Sessions 2022

Wednesday August 3rd - 6-8pm

Wednesday August 10 - 6-8pm

Wednesday August 17 - 6-8pm

Wednesday August 24 - 6-8pm

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"One of the aspects of How the Gringos Stole Tequila that I most appreciated is the wide ranging discussion of what Mexico IS. In fact, this book is a window into Mexico, a society much more complicated and complex than people in the United States tend to realize. How the outside world views Mexico definitely short-changes the people and the culture, and tequila as well."

                – Ellen Levitt, Style & Polity, 11/2020

 Verano 2022 

Tequila Book Club