Pulque Curado de Mango

A couple weeks back, I was wandering in Hell’s Kitchen in NYC, making my usual rounds at the Mexican taquerias and grocery stores (admittedly, this is an all too regular event) when I found myself gobbling a huitlacoche taco at the excellent Tehuitzingo. After a satisfying meal, I strolled past the beverage cooler, where amid […]

Rompope

If you’re a fan of eggnog, you will love its Mexican cousin rompope. I first had it while visiting Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico in Spring of 2009, during the early days of Semana Santa. I was walking in the zocalo (the square in the center of most Mexican towns that is the hub of social life) […]

Agua Fresca - Cucumber-Lime

If you’ve checked out the @BebidasBlog Twitter feed, you’d have seen I have a special bebida in the works, which requires a bit of patience and waiting (5 days so far!). Not wanting to lose momentum, I found myself with an over-the-hill cucumber and a bag of limes. Agua fresca!

If you’re ever in Mexico, […]

Achocote

The selection of this bebida is to celebrate the first person to find this blog through Google! You searched for achocote, and unfortunately you didn’t find what you were looking for here. No more! Random Googler, this drink’s for you!

Achocote is a bit of an enigma. The best I could find in English comes […]

Champurrado

Champurrado is a chocolate version of the previously reviewed atole. Atole is often described as a masa-based porridge, sweetened with raw sugar (piloncillo). For my previous atole attempt, I relied on a Rick Bayless recipe and was slightly disappointed with the unexpectedly thin result. I stumbled across the recipes on the Latina Cocina and Hungry […]

Atole

Atole (ah-TOE-lay) is another common pre-Columbian drink, often served in the mornings or the evenings. It is made of masa (corn processed with the mineral lime, and made into a paste) and flavored with a variety of ingredients. It can be made simply sweetened (as in this recipe), with fruit, chocolate (champurrado) or made savory […]

Tepache

Tepache vendor

For the introductory bebida on this blog, I decided to make tepache. Tepache (teh-PAH-che) is a popular fermented beverage in Mexico using raw brown sugar (piloncillo), pineapple rinds and spices. Tepache existed in pre-Columbian times, and only became more popular upon the arrival of the Spanish. This blog post suggests that the […]

Non-Alcoholic Drinks of the Mercado Area - Analysis

Non-alcoholic Drinks of the Mercado Area

With a few exceptions, I suspect the ingredients for these will be mostly available. I will organize these into two categories; can make and common. The common drinks I will skip.

Can make:

achocote [DONE]: in Hidalgo, water flavored with corn and unrefined brown sugar agua: or […]

Alcoholic Drinks of the Mercado Area – Analysis

Alcoholic Drinks of the Mercado Area Can make:

So long as I can source all of the main ingredients, I suspect the following beverages can be made. I have organized them by my suspected method of creation; fermented or mixed (from store-bought ingredients).

Fermentation:

batari: in Chihuahua, a tesgüino […]

Before we start...

For starters, this blog will mostly center around the lists (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) I mentioned in the previous post. However, before I can start, I need to differentiate between the beverages I am able to make, and those that I am not.

There are a variety of reasons why I might be unable to make […]