I raise my glass to Robert Lawrence Balzer for his colorful cactus-to-bottle account of tequila's creation ("Spirit of the Southwest," July 10). However, he gives the order of the drinking ritual as tequila, followed by salt, followed by the lime. I learned the sequence as salt first, then tequila, then lime. Please correct me, or send Mr. Balzer back to the wine cellar.
Balzar has observed both sequential practices in Mexico. De gustibus. -- The Editors