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What is Quetzalteca Rosa de Jamaica?

Quezalteca Rosa de Jamaica is a branded liquor produced by the largest Guatemalan distilling company called Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala.

What kind of alcohol is Quetzalteca?

Quetzalteca is an aguardiente, which means it’s between 29 percent and 60 percent alcohol by volume. This potent raw cane liquor is great when mixed with juice but can also be drunk as a shot.

How do you drink Quezalteca?

The tamarind and hibiscus flavors can be sickly sweet if you drink them straight, and many people mix Quetzalteca with lemonade and ice. At 36 degrees proof, you might be glad of a mixer if you don’t want to get too drunk too quickly.

What is Quezalteca?

Quetzalteca is an alcoholic beverage, considered to be the national beverage of Guatemala, together with the national symbol Quetzal – the bird, and local currency called also Quetzals.

What alcohol do Guatemalans drink?

Alcohol. Gallo, a medium-strength lager, is the most popular beer in Guatemala, indeed many Guatemalan men consider it the national drink, and the brewer promotes it as “Nuestra Cerveza” (our beer).

What is Cusha?

Cusha is a home-brewed spirit produced using corn, and has been for thousands of years. It was traditionally used in ancient rituals, during which shamans would spit the drink over participants thanks to its healing powers. These days it is still made in small batches in the home, using a secret ingredient.

What is a Picosita?

Now a picocita is one of those fun beer refreshers, like the Mexican beer cocktail michelada, but better. The beers are handed back to you, the paper bags wet from condensation and a bit of lime juice.

What is aguardiente made of?

Classic aguardiente, distilled from cooked sugarcane, typically clocks in around 24 to 29% ABV, and is consumed unadulterated, from a shot glass. “Traditional aguardiente has a connotation of being very hard to swallow, as it burns your throat,” Mendal admits.

What type of beer is Gallo?

pale lager
Gallo is a 5% abv pale lager. It is Guatemala’s oldest continually produced beer, dating back to 1896. It is also the most famous beer in the country and has become part of Guatemalan popular culture.

What is Quetzaltenango known for?

Quetzaltenango is a centre for trade between the coast and the highlands and a processing centre with textile factories, mills, and breweries. The city has preserved much of its Neoclassical architecture.