Trying new foods and drinks (beers, wines, and liquors) is a terrific way to find out about the gastronomy of a civilization. Following 12 days I’ve had the chance to try several popular beverages – some non-alcoholic and some alcoholic.
The Guatemalans sure love their beers and liquors! They proudly produce a number of the own from the capital, Guatemala City. After All of the taste-testing, here are the nine greatest drinks in Guatemala:
You can find this beer in each pub, restaurant and residence of the country; it is created in Guatemala City. It’s advertised and it’s what Budweiser will be to Americans. This is one of the finest beers I could recommend it and have tried in Central America!
I tried this beer in Panajachel in Lake Atitlan.
It’s a dark beer produced by Cerveceria Centro Americana in Guatemala City. It has some notes, which makes it a amazing medium-bodied beer to lunchtime.
This is actually the main beer discovered in Quetzaltenango (Xela.) It’s rather tough to see if you’re not in the region . however, it’s not so outside of Xela, although I really enjoyed this lager. Order Cabro and check Bar Tecun out, you may enjoy it!
Like its name implies , this is really a pink moonshine-style (agua ardiente) drink. I tried it on my way to Huehuetenango. It cost me about $1 for a container that is little. It’s pleasant strong, and intense all at the same moment.
This is a hot milk drink that I tried in the road market in Quetzaltenango (Xela). The vendors will ask you exactly what spirits you want mixed. I would recommend Piquete. You can even include Bacardi rum, however they have other options. This was a excellent drink to warm up with in Quetzaltenango.
This grapa-style drink will get you drunk quickly if you are not careful. If you know what I believe it’s the kind of drink that will make you breathe out fire. Try it or use it to clean rust off of your auto battery!
Another drink that can make you breath fire. This drink was got by me in San Andres p Xecul a little town near Quetzaltenango. This is exactly what the people of this area drink during festival season. It’s also if you chance to be there in that time, what you may smell around town. Strong, so be careful not to over do it. The best part is it costs just 20 cents for a suitcase. Cusha is only for the countless growers.
This is the key rum of Guatemala. Try it on the stones and you will love it. Order yourself this tropical beverage in Antigua in Restaurant La Cueva Panza Verde. It is widely available throughout the country.
Sounds bizarre, but as soon as you try it you might not wish to drink a Bloody Mary that is regular again. Any shore restaurant or hotel in Monterrico and Puerto Quetzal will serve it, however you have to ask!
Particular thanks to Its Guatemala Toursim Organization.