Published On: Thu, May 31st, 2018

10 best traditional drinks of Guanajuato

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Although Guanajuato is now known for its tequila and wines, now we are going to explore more exotic but at the same time very traditional beverages.

1 Virgin’s Tears (Lágrimas de la Virgen)
If they say that tears break rocks, imagine what the tears of the Virgin of Guadalupe will break! This drink, also known as beet water, is prepared on the last Friday of Lent (Friday of Sorrows) and is named for the 7 pains that the Virgin suffered for her son. It is prepared with cooked beets, lime, lettuce, banana, apple and orange are added and it is sweetened with sugar. The recommendation is to drink it cold.

(Photo: sandiegored.com)

(Photo: sandiegored.com)

2 Mesquite water (Agua de Mezquite)
This drink is prepared with the fruit of the mesquite, some yellow pods that are cooked, then they are squeezed the sap that is sweet and cold water is added. The mesquite is a tree that is found in several regions of Guanajuato, reason wh this drink is very popular.

agua de mezquite

3 Mezquiatole
The mezquitetole or atole de Mezquite is a very old drink in Guanajuato and from which little by little the habit of its consumption has been lost. Prepare as a normal atole with dough, piloncillo, cinnamon and add the cooked mesquite pod extract.

(Photo: travelreport.mx)

(Photo: travelreport.mx)

4 Cebadina
Cebadina is one of the traditional drinks, it is carbonated, it is made with pineapple vinegar with tamarind and cooked jamaica; it is left to rest in an oak barrel and when it is going to drink, a small spoonful of baking soda per glass is added, so it must be taken at the moment because it starts to rise and bubble and can spill. Previously barley was added to the drink, that’s why its name.

(Photo: cocinadelirante.com)

(Photo: cocinadelirante.com)

5 Binguí
The binguí is a Guanajuato drink born from the fermentation and roasting of the heads of the maguey.

(Photo: licoresbarano.blogspot.com)

(Photo: licoresbarano.blogspot.com)

6 Bingarrote
The bingarrote is a brandy product of the distillation of the binguí. The agave where it is extracted has the same name as the drink.

(Photo: glosarios.servidor-alicante.com)

(Photo: glosarios.servidor-alicante.com)

7 Chiloctli
The chiloctli is a fermented pulque with epazote and chile ancho. Very traditional in the central zone of Mexico, where it is changing according to the region where it is prepared, in Guanajuato it also has fermented barley.

(Photo: Twitter)

(Photo: Twitter)

8 Colonche
In Guanajuato the colonche is the brandy resulting from the maceration of cardinal red tunas with sugar. This is another of the traditional drinks that its preparation changes depending on the area of the country in which it is located, although the main ingredient in all is the tuna.

(Photo: nuviamayorga.org)

(Photo: nuviamayorga.org)

9 Strawberry liqueur
Strawberry liqueur is a typical drink of the city of Irapuato. Prepared by baking the strawberries and then put them to dry, extract the honey and add alcohol. A delicious homemade lixir that will leave you in love.

(Photo: emedemujer.com)

(Photo: emedemujer.com)

10 Rabbit blood

Rabbit blood is a drink that is prepared with the hearts of xoconostles ground and pulque, which results in a pink curing that is ingested on special occasions in Guanajuato.

(Photo: Vía Orgánica)

(Photo: Vía Orgánica)

 

To enjoy the traditional and extravagant drinks that Guanajuato offers us only with care with those that contain alcohol, because as the saying goes: “Oh, Diosito, if in the drunkenness I offended you, in the hangover you should leave me”

Source: travelreport.mx



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