Mexico is full of flavorful alcoholic beverages and spirits, and each will vary in their own flavor and strength. With the arrival of the summer season, many people love to host parties often with various alcoholic beverages. The Mexican culture is rich in great tasting food, drinks and alcohol and this part of their culture must be shared. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to put the focus on some of the most popular Mexican alcoholic beverages!
What are the Most Popular Alcoholic Mexican Drinks?
Tequila – When talking about some of the most popular Mexican created drinks, you must start with Tequila. A number of cocktails use Tequila as its base alcohol which includes Margaritas. Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the Blue Agave plant. Tequila doesn’t take long to age and can be produced very quickly.
Mezcal – Mezcal is similar to Tequila as it is made from the heart of the agave plant. Mezcal has a smokier taste and is richer, so it seems more like a whiskey. Real Mezcal is made from the Nine Mountain State of Mexico City.
Paloma – Another Mexican inspired cocktail is the Paloma. A Paloma is a cocktail that uses Tequila and is mixed with lime juice and a grapefruit soda. The mixture is poured into an icy cold glass with salt along the rim. Sometimes you can get a Paloma drizzled with an orange juice.
Tejuino – The Tejuino is an ancient alcoholic beverage that translates to “The Drink of the Gods.” Tejuino is made from a corn dough that is mixed with water and brown sugar. The mixture is left alone to ferment into an alcoholic beverage. Tejuino is best served with lime juice and salt.
Acachul – Another ancient alcoholic beverage is the Acachul. Acachul is more of a wine and is made from small wild cherries that grow in the mountain regions around Mexico City. Acachul is often sweetened with honey or other fruit. If you want a lighter less intense and sweet alcohol, then Acachul might be right for you.
Pulque – Pulque is another ancestral drink of the Mexican culture. Pulque is made from the sap of the agave plant and mixed with either pineapple or guava to help reduce the slimy and sour taste of the sap. However, you can also find pure Pulque if that your thing.
Sotol – Is very similar to Mezcal but has a smokier flavor. Sotol is a frequent favorite at the cocktail bar. However, ancient sotol was much less desirable and they can contain raw rattlesnake or beef meat. Modern Sotol comes from the same desert plant but is infused with herbs and spices.
Bacanora – Another beverage made from the agave plant, Bacanora is a sweet spirit that was first made in the state of Sonora, in northwest Mexico. The religious Governor of Sonora banned the spirit in the early 1900s and the Bacanora didn’t make its come back until 1992.
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Some of these top favorite Mexican alcoholic drinks you may already know, however there might be some you may have missed and haven’t tried. If you are in the mood for quality Mexican dishes with a great tasting Mexican beverage, come on down to Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant or order take out today.