Mexico is known for a lot of things, one of them being the vast variety of plants that help make some great booze. Some of the more notable names might be Mezcal and Tequila, but others like Sotol and Bacanora are becoming more well-known recently. However, spirits aside, Mexico is also historically relevant given some of the interesting beverages it has to offer, one common name being Mexican Tejuino.
A brief history of Mexico Tejuino
Tejuino is one of the many unconventional summer drinks you can find here. It is an alcoholic beverage that is made from fermented corn masa. Its flavor is quite close to that of Mexican Tamarindo candy and is a must-try when in Mexico.
Although the exact birthplace of Tejuino is still unclear, this ancient drink can be dated back to the Pre-Columbian era. During this time, a group native to Central and Northwest Mexico, the Nahuas people, came up with this drink. However, more recently, this corn drink has been associated with the western states of Colima and Jalisco, and Michoacan.
Will you enjoy Mexican Tejuino?
Unlike Mezcal or Tequila, Mexican Tejuino does not require distillation, making it rather simple and easy to be produced. If you are a casual drinker, you must try Tejuino, given its low alcohol percentage. It is predominately found in Colima but produced all over Mexico.
This is also what provides this fermented drink with all the variations in the way this drink gets served. You will usually find them being sold in large plastic bags with straws or small plastic cups from roadside stores. All said and done, this drink is quite a favorite of both people in and outside of Mexico. If you want something not too heavy to chill with friends and family, a pint of Tejuino will surely be an amazing option to try.