Trying new foods and drinks (beers, wines, and liquors) is a terrific way to find out about the gastronomy of a culture. After 12 days traveling through Guatemala, I’ve had the opportunity to try several local beverages – some non-alcoholic and some alcoholic.
The Guatemalans sure enjoy their beers and liquors! They proudly produce a number of their own in the capital. After all the taste-testing, here are the eight beverages in Guatemala:
You can basically find this beer at every pub, restaurant and also home of the country. It’s advertised and it’s what Budweiser is to Americans. This is one of the best beers I could recommend it to anyone and have attempted in Central America!
I tried this beer at Lake Atitlan at Panajachel.
It’s a yummy beer produced by Cerveceria Centro Americana at Guatemala City. It has some notes, which makes it a fantastic beer to lunchtime.
This is actually the major beer discovered in Quetzaltenango (Xela.) I truly liked this lager . however, it’s not that popular outside of Xela, and it’s quite hard to discover if you’re not at least at the area. Take a look at Bar Tecun and order Cabro, you will enjoy it!
Like the name suggests, this is really a pink moonshine-style (agua ardiente) drink. I tried it on my way. It cost me about $1 for a little container. It’s strong, sweet, and intense at precisely exactly the exact identical time.
This is a popular milk drink that I attempted in the road market in Quetzaltenango (Xela). The sellers will ask you exactly what spirits you need blended in the drink. Piquete would be recommended by me. They have different choices, although you might also add Bacardi rum. This is a wonderful after-dinner drink to warm up with in cold Quetzaltenango.
This grapa-style drink will get you drunk fast if you’re not cautious. It’s the kind of drink that will force you to breathe out fire, if you understand what I believe. Try it or use it to clean rust!
Another drink that may make you breath fire. This drink was purchased by me in San Andres de Xecul a little city near Quetzaltenango. That is exactly what the people of the area drink during festival season. It’s also in case you chance to be there during that time what you will smell all over town. Powerful, so be cautious not to over do it. The best part is it costs just 20 cents for a suitcase. Cusha is only for the bravest of growers.
That is Guatemala rum. Try it on the stones and you’ll enjoy it. Order yourself this tropical drink in Restaurant La Cueva de Panza Verde. It is available around the nation.
Sounds weird, but you might not need to drink a regular Bloody Mary 19, when you try it. You have to ask, although any beach restaurant or resort in Monterrico and Puerto Quetzal will work it!
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