pulque cocktail from mezcaleria las chupacabras​ photo by christina musgrave

Drink this pulque cocktail at Mezcaleria Las Chupacabras​

Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant (a kind of agave) that’s been produced in Mexico for more than 2,000 years. Fizzy, low-ABV and slightly sour with a cloudy, milky color, it’s featured prominently in our current favorite drink at Mezcaleria Las Chupacabras, where canned curado de pulque (pulque blended with fruit and/or sweetener) is mixed over ice with a shot of Juerte Destilado de Pulque, an aged, distilled spirit also made from maguey. It’s available in three flavors, but we’re partial to pineapple-coconut – think piña colada vibes. The resulting cocktail tastes tropical but with a sourness and some smoky bitterness from the mezcal that puts the whole drink in balance.

25 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.256.1072, mezcalerialaschupacabras.com

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