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The most iconic drinks of México; Tequila and Mezcal.

By: Ricardo Pech

Food & Beberage Manager GR Solaris Cancún

Mexico, in addition to its incredible and varied gastronomy, is characterized by having different drinks in each region of the country. This time we will talk about the 2 most popular: the Tequila of Jalisco and the Mezcal of Oaxaca.

"Did you know…? Every minute, tequila producers in Mexico send more than 100 countries worldwide, 435 bottles of 750 milliliters, which promotes the generation of more than 70,000 direct jobs "

Tequila is the most representative Mexican drink in the world, and has become one of the great ambassadors of Mexican culture. It is a distillate originating in the municipality of Tequila in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

It is made from the fermentation and distillation of the agave, in particular the so-called blue agave.

Tequila began to be produced in the mid-seventeenth century on an hacienda called Cuisillo, in the state of Jalisco. Today there are about 160 brands and 12 haciendas that produce it, giving life to one of the most demanded Mexican products abroad.

"Some people say that taking a mezcal is like sipping a little of Mexico, since it is a unique flavor, warm to the palate and with a characteristic aroma."

Legend has it that a thunderous lightning struck an agave plant, opening and baking its center. From the distance, the natives perceived the penetrating scent of nectar emanating and drank with fear the liquid, gifted by their deities.

Mezcal, like tequila, is made by the fermentation and distillation of an agave or various types of agaves; Which can be: espadín, tobalá, arroqueño, cirial, etc.

Currently, Mezcal has a "Denomination of Origin" and protects the production of this beverage in the states of Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas. These are the only regions in the world which has the denomination of origin called mezcal, being Oaxaca the most representative.

Do you want to enjoy some of these delicious drinks?

We invite you to visit "La Bodeguita" in any of our resorts, you will find the best brands of Tequila and Mezcal at an incredible price.

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