the 5 most Mexican of drinks
The 5 most Mexican of drinks
Originally from the state of Jalisco, in western Mexico, Tequila is now positioned as the main distilled spirit, an ambassador of Mexican culture throughout the world. Its history dates back to the mid-seventeenth century. Today, it is one of the most popular Mexican exports abroad.
Considered the second most quintessential spirit of Mexico, because it can be produced anywhere agave is grown. Oaxaca, however, is the most well-known producer, and it is the place where the tradition of mezcal originates. In its original presentation, mezcal was served in a black pottery vessel suspended in a basket.
Considered in ancient times as a delicacy that could only be consumed by people over the age of 52, and then only on special occasions, pulque is the most traditional spirit in central Mexico. This alcoholic beverage is made from fermented maguey heart and, since colonial times, it has been part of the culture and folklore of the center of the country.
Produced from the fermentation of sugars from some fruit, preferably pineapple, Tepache is a Mexican spirit that is characterized by its penetrating, refreshing taste. It has a low alcohol level, which has become an ingredient basic drink at parties and regional fairs in many states of the Mexican republic, mainly in central and southern areas of the country, where it is known as pozole.
Distilled nectar of the flower of the same name, Xtabentún is the most famous spirit of the Yucatán Peninsula in southern Mexico. Its flavor is strong, which can give rise to a dizzying sensation. It bears recalling the ancient Xtabay legend.