It is just about time to celebrate as Mexico’s Independence Day is right around the corner on September 16th, 1810. At that time, 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 in the fight against Spanish rule. This moment is accepted as the start of the Mexican War of Independence. Later, in 1820 Spain officially recognized Mexico as their own independent country. Are you ready to toast and party with Mexico on Independence Day September 15th? If so, head to Villa La Estancia Los Cabos and celebrate in person. Right now, they have special all-inclusive travel packages available. Contact Villa La Estancia today to book your last-minute vacation to Mexico. Meanwhile, read below to learn the top 5 Mexican drinks.
Firstly, there isn’t a better drink to celebrate Independence Day in Mexico than tequila. Tequila is created by using blue agave plants. Tequila was first made in 1000 B.C. and it was first known as pulque. Pulque was made from the agave fermented sap by the Aztecs. Later, when the Spanish came to the region, they adjusted the recipe for pulque to make 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 perfect for celebrating Independence Day in Mexico are colorful Banderitas. The colors of the Mexican flag are displayed in this 3-tier drink (green, white, and red). This is not just one drink, but is served in three shot glasses. The first will be green and it will contain fresh lime juice. The second shot glass will be white and it will contain top quality tequila. Lastly, the third shot glass will be red and have sangria which is a tangy blend of orange juice and chile sauce mixed together. Salud!
Next, Micheladas are a favorite drink with Mexican people, but vacationers may take some time to acquire a taste for this unusual drink. Micheladas is a beer based drink that uses a national beer, lime juice, tomato juice, sauces, spices, and chile’s. Pacifico, Modelo, Victoria, or Corona beer can be selected, 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. It’s a tangy and salty drink that is also refreshing, too.
Mezcal is very similar to tequila, but has a more intensive process to make it. Mezcal means oven-cooked in the 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.
Lastly, raicilla is another perfect drink to toast Independence Day in Mexico. This drink was first made in Jalisco, and it uses the agave plant just like mezcal and tequila does. This drink uses 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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