Mexican Beverages

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Mexican beverages

Hot chocolate

Mexico is well-known for its frothy, hot chocolate. It is traditionally whipped up in the cup with a molinillo, a carved wooden stick.


They restricted this drink to royalty.


They added sugar and cinnamon - and democratized the beverage


For me and millions of Mexicans, an icy bottle of beer is the best accompaniment to most spicy Mexican meals.


Before or after a meal, think Pulque, a 12-proof drink made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. It is enjoyed by many Mexicans, and a few foreigners.


Visitors are, in general, fonder of Tequila, a strong drink distilled from the cactus-like agave plant. The aged, darker-hued Tequila has more character than the clear product.

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