The ancient drink of the Aztecs
Published on June 17th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks0
Pulque comes from the heart of the blue maguey, or agave, cactus, which — when punctured at maturity — produces a sweet sap called aguamiel, or honey water. In the Codex Borbonicus from the 1530s, written by Aztec priests, there is a pictograph of the goddess of maguey, Mayahuel, with a pot of the frothy happy times.
The Spanish conquistadors turned up their noses. But what did they know (they knew grapes).
Story: William Booth, Washington Post | Photo: William Booth, Washington Post