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Pulque

Pulque

Centzon Totochtin

I was approached by Ross Russell, design editor of Hot Rum Cow, a magazine that writes about different types of alcoholic drinks from around the world. In the latest edition, which has a medieval theme, makes a brief homage to Mexico's lesser known drink, Pulque. This is a milky drink crafted from the sap of the maguey plant. 

Mythical tales of its provenance abound in popular culture. These include the story of how the goddess Mayahuel, who took the form of a woman with 400 hundred breasts, was transformed into a maguey plant, thus transferring the nourishing powers of her milk to pulque; and the belief that it's invention led to the creation of the Centon Totochtin, a band of 400 debauched, party-loving rabbit gods.

So, a fun time was had, drawing lots of rabbits, off their faces on fermented milk sap.  :-)

Written: Wednesday June 1st, 2:43pm 2016