Aguardiente, a renowned alcoholic beverage enjoyed across the globe, has its roots in the fermentation of various fruits. In Mexico, the most popular form of aguardiente is derived from the fermentation of final honey produced during cane sugar manufacturing. This traditional drink has given rise to a plethora of other beverages and intoxicating liquors, creating an extensive list of flavors for enthusiasts to savor.
In Toluca, the capital city of the State of Mexico, a particular concoction known as "mosquito" has gained significant fame. Patented by Don Adolfo P. Almazán in 1927, this original recipe is primarily made from oranges but has also been adapted to include other fruits and medicinal herbs, all of which bear the name "mosquitos." These handcrafted delights have become widely recognized throughout the Toluca Valley, with Tenancingo's aguardiente varieties standing out as the most famous.