Mezcal has become the new emblem of Mexico. Its elaboration is an expression of the tradition and culture transmitted by generations of master mezcaleros, turning this distillate into a complex and extremely captivating drink.
MEXICAN DRINKS: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
Raicilla is a strong drink that could pass for a cousin to mescal and tequila. Its preparation is handmade and originated in the west of Jalisco. It began to be produced in 1600 at the same time as the mining boom in the area and its popularity is increasing.
Tequila is the Mexican distilled beverage par excellence; from a regional consumption and confidential production (i.e. low volume production); since 35 years ago, it has become a renowned beverage exported worldwide. And, despite its ancestral origin, some of the stages of the production process have remained almost unchanged; others have received...
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Drinks with Mexican flavor
In Mexico, there is a vast legacy in the production and consumption of traditional beverages, some of which have even millennia of use among the cultures that preceded ours.
There is evidence of the formation of a "maguey culture", which has inherited for centuries the use of its fermented sap for the preparation of pulque drink, as well as in the cooking and distillation of the alcohol of the pineapple of some agaves, which have given the varieties of regional distillates of mezcal and tequila, representatives of the Mexican in the world.
There are other products with centuries-old roots associated with a ritual purpose, such as the indigenous drink of chocolate, which became popular in colonial times and is now a flourishing industry in the world.
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