Pulque

A traditional drink for my last night in Mexico!

Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey (agave) plant. It is traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste.

Quote from Wikipedia.

Pulque definitely has a sour taste; 2 full glasses of it is enough for me. As described in the article, it’s really not possible to commercialize it much, as you can’t store it or transport it for very long before it degrades and becomes unpalatable. SO when you buy it, you generally have to buy it from someone fills a random bottle (in this case, an old soda bottle) from a barrel. It has an alcohol content of between 2% to 6%; you can definitely get drunk if you drink enough of it, but the somewhat sour taste is something that would take a while for me to get used to. I think I’ll have a tequila now. 🙂

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