Oaxaca has a number of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that are well-known. For those who are of age and would like to try the alcoholic offerings in this state of Mexico known for its unique cuisine, one of the beverages not to be missed is classic Mexican mescal, which is made from the juice of the maguey planet which has undergone fermentation. This same plant provides the sap used in pulque, another important Mexican drink, which has a low alcohol content. Another drink that is important for Oaxacans is aguardiente, Spanish for “fire water”, which is known for its very strong alcoholic content (as high as 60 percent), and is often made from sugarcane.

The drinks you choose to sample in Oaxaca will depend on your individual tastes and tolerance, but it is a good idea to at least taste all three of these beverages before you leave the state. This way you can be sure you made the most of your visit to Oaxaca!

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