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Mexico Spirits

Other Spirits, Liquors, Liqueurs and Drinks Produced in Mexico

Damiana Liqueur - A light sweet liqueur made with the aromatic damiana herb that grows wild in Baja California, Mexico. The plant is found in hot, humid climates such as Mexico and South America as well as Texas and California.

Controy - Licor de Naranjas - This orange liqueur is generally only available in Mexico. Similar to Patrón Citrónge.

Kahlúa - The Original Kahúa is a very popular coffee liqueur. Alcohol 26.5% (ABV) or 53 proof. Kahúa Especial is made from Arabica coffee beans for a darker richer flavor. Alcohol 35% (ABV) or 70 proof. http://www.kahlua.com/

Kaloré Licor de Café - Coffee liqueur. 26% alcohol by volume, or 52 proof. Produced by Tequila Orendain de Jalisco S.A. de C.V.

Patrón Citrónge - A premium reserve, extra fine orange liqueur. It is the only pure, natural orange liqueur that is distilled in Mexico and exported to the United States. http://www.patronspirits.com/

Rompope - This popular drink is similar to eggnog and generally has a little alcoholic spirits in recipe along with milk, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla. It is a traditional drink in Mexico, where it was made in the convents of the city of Puebla as well as other areas. The Arandas area is well known for its milk production as well as the local version of Rompope.

Tequila - As North America’s first distilled drink, and its first commercially produced alcohol, the history of tequila is long and rich. Its roots reach back into pre-Hispanic times when the natives fermented sap from the local maguey plants into a drink called pulque.

Mezcal - The generic name for all spirits distilled from the agave, as well as the name of a regional beverage, similar to tequila, but made mostly in the state Oaxaca. Mezcal is not the same as Tequila — the two should never be confused. Mezcal is another name for maguey plant.

Rum (Ron) - Obtained by the distillation of a fermented mash prepared solely with sugars of cane origin. The distillates may be rectified and should undergo a maturation process in oak vessels. Regardless of the characteristics of the distillate, it cannot be considered to be rum if it has not been matured for at least 8 months.


Last Revision - 06 March 2011 - jat
Mexico Spirits - Other Spirits, Liquors, Liqueurs and Drinks