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Tejuino

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Course  Beverage
Created by  Huichól Amerindians
Place of origin  Mexico
Region or state  Colima
Serving temperature  Ice Cold
Tejuino Tejuino La bebida de los dioses Revista El Conocedor
Main ingredients  Corn, Piloncillo, Lemon, Salt
Variations  Lime sorbet (nieve de limón), Chili powder
Similar  Tepache, Pozol, Pulque, Pinole, Atole

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Tejuíno (pronounced as te-HUI-no) is a cold beverage made from fermented corn and popularly consumed in the Mexican state of Colima. Tejuino is usually made from corn dough, the same kind used for tortillas and tamales. The dough is mixed with water and piloncillo (cone-shaped unrefined brown sugar) and boiled until the liquid is very thick. The liquid is then allowed to ferment very slightly. The resulting drink is generally served cold, with lime juice, a pinch of salt and a scoop of shaved ice or lime sorbet.

Contents

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Although the drink is strongly associated with the state of Colima, it is also commonly found in other parts of Mexico and more recently in Mexican American communities across Southwestern United States. In Mexico it is usually sold by street vendors in small plastic cups or in plastic bags tied around a straw. In the United States it can be found in Mexican juice bars.

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Origin

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The exact origin of Tejuino is disputed, however most Mexicans agree that the drink dates back to pre-Columbian times. The ancient Nahua people of Mexico viewed Tejuino as the "drink of the gods" and it is still called this by some Mexicans today.

Variations

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Within the state of Colima there are variations as to how it is served. In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, for example, tejuino is served without nieve de limon; in Guadalajara, Jalisco, it is usually served with nieve de limon, at the buyer's discretion. Nieve de limon is a homemade lime sorbet that is often added to the drink to bring out its natural flavor.

Alcohol content

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Since tejuino is only allowed to ferment for a couple of days at most, the alcohol content is actually very low. There is a common myth among Mexicans that one can get drunk from drinking too much tejuino, however this is usually due to the addition of small amounts of beer in some recipes rather than the alcohol content of the tejuino itself.

References

Tejuino Wikipedia


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