Guadalajara Daily Photo
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Before europeans arrived to Mexico the alcoholic beverage was the Pulque, but only the emperors and the elders were permited to drink it. It was a big foul to get drunk, and the society tried to avoid the alcohol.
From the 16 century to the 19 a lot of the money for the goverment came from the taxes in the Pulque. Today pulque is seldom drink in Mexico, beverages like beer now are more important, the trend started in the 50s and 60s when people moved from the fields to the cities, and it was considered "low" drink pulque. Still you can fiend places called "Pulquerias" and drink the liquor. It is made of a juice of cactus and naturally fermented. The juice is called "Aguamiel" like "honey water", and is really delicious.
Tlaxcala, Puebla and Hidalgo are mexican states were still the production of pulque is important. Before the beverage was for all the country.