1/ Pulque is a very ancient drink from Mexico.
2/ It is fermented and not distilled.
3/ It has low ABV (as much alcohol as in beer).
4/ It is made from specific types of Pulque Agave*
5/ Pulque is made from cutting the leaf of the agave, and letting a sappy juice (aguamiel) to leak out and gathering into open wood barrel for fermentation.
6/ Pulque is always served very fresh. After one day, as yeasts and bacteria in the pulque are still active, taste changes strongly (and not good anymore).
7/ Pulque, when fresh, is full of nutrients (vitamin B, C, iron, etc). That is why Pulque in can must be AVOIDED.
8/ Pulque has a sour taste, slightly like ripe pear or banana & has the color of milk.
*(Agave Salmania, Agave Americana, Agave Weberi, Agave Compicate, Agave Gracilipes, Agave Melliflua, Agave Crassispina, Agave Atrovirens, Agave Ferox, agave Mapisaga, Agave Hookeri).
Enter your email below to sign up for email updates and have free access to all our 40 pages illustrated guides on gin, tequila and other bonuses.