Did you know that Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 16th? Back in 1810, the people of Mexico decided to rise up against Spain’s rule and start fighting for their independence. Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla started ringing the church bell in the town of Dolores to call people to join together against Spanish rule. Soon after is when the Mexican War of Independence began, and in 1820 Spain officially accepted Mexico as their own Independent country. Are you ready to toast and party with Mexico? If so, call the Villa Group Resorts today because they have amazing vacation deals at the country’s top resorts on sale right now. In the meantime, read below to learn the top 5 Mexican drinks to celebrate Mexico anytime of the year. Drink up!
There isn’t a better drink to celebrate Mexico than tequila. Tequila is created from blue agave plants. Tequila was first made as long ago as the year 1000 B.C. At that time, it was first known as pulque. Pulque was a milky alcoholic substance made from the agave fermented sap. When the Spanish came to the region, they adjusted the process to produce pulque to make something quite similar to the tequila that we know today. Tequila is a high quality distilled beverage that should be sipped from a shot glass and not downed.
Another festive drink that is colorful is the Banderitas drink. The colors of the Mexican flag are in this drink (green, white, and red). This is not just one drink, but it will be served in three shot glasses. The first will be green and it will have lime juice. The second shot glass will be white and it will have tequila. The third shot glass will be red and have sangrias and this will have orange juice and chile sauce mixed together. Banderitas are a fun drink to celebrate during festive days or any time of year.
Next, Micheladas is another favorite drink with Mexican people, but foreigners may have to take some time to acquire a taste for this unusual drink. Micheladas is a beer based drink that typically uses a national beer base, lime juice, tomato juice, sauces, spices, and chile’s. Wondering what beer to use? Try Pacifico, Modelo, Victoria, or Corona beer. Then, you mix it with tomato juice, a dash of lime juice, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. You will need to serve it chilled in a glass that has salt on the rim.
Mezcal is a strong spirit that is somewhat similar to tequila, but it requires a more labor intensive process to make it. Mezcal means oven-cooked in Nahuatl language. Tequila and mezcal have approximately 38% to 55% ABV or Alcohol by Volume. This actually means approximately 76 to 110 proofs. Mezcal is served at room temperature and without ice. This will give the drinker a chance to enjoy the aromas and the flavors.
Last but not least, Raicilla is another perfect drink to toast Independence Day or any fun moment with friends. This drink was first made in Jalisco, and it uses the agave plant just like mezcal and tequila does. However, mezcal is produced using several different species of the agave plant. It is distilled in crude, then the mash is fermented, then slow cooked, and the final process is having it cooled down by the natural spring water.
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