Madhu Menon blasphemes: >>Is there any other alcohol or mix of spirits that would make a reasonable >>substitute [for tequila]? Whoa there partner! That kinda question has probly gotten folks kil't 'round heah ... and I don't mean in that breezy Scottish fashion sense neither. ;-) Bummer on the screwy laws. If it helps, there seems to be info around on making your own ... but that may run you afoul of even MORE laws: http://www.cocktailtimes.com/distillery/tequila.production.shtml If I'm a drinking, it's usually 'Bacardi & Diet Coke'. Or maybe my wife's top shelf margeritas. Red Wine: Merlot. White Wine: Pinot Grigio or a nice Gewurtztraminer. Although I do often order a Black Russian as a before dinner cocktail. RonL. Who gets pretty cranky when he orders a 'Black Russian' and the dadgum waiter *thinks* he heard 'Blanco Russian' and ruins my drink with milk! Grrrrr!! ..... don't wanna have to order 'Negro Russian's.