pul·​que | \ ˈpül-ˌkā How to pronounce pulque (audio) ; ˈpül-kē, ˈpu̇l- \

Definition of pulque

: a Mexican alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of various agaves (such as Agave atrovirens)

Examples of pulque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Dos Luces, all beers are made from corn, and the stronger pulque also utilizes fermented maguey plant nectar. The Know Staff, The Know, "12 under-the-radar breweries that you should be drinking at this summer," 3 July 2019 Pulquería Duelistas The crowd is scruffy, loud, young, but everyone is here for the same thing: pulque. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 El Tepozteco Located at the peak of a hill, this archeological site consists of a small pyramid dedicated to the god of pulque, an ancient alcoholic drink made from the agave plant. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Mexico City," 13 Mar. 2018 The Aztecs encouraged pregnant women to drink a vitamin-rich brew called pulque, and for most of history, a liquid breakfast was considered healthy. New York Times, "Sloshed, Hammered, Blotto — We’ve Been Doing It for Ages," 30 May 2018 Mexico has its own ancient, indigenous brew, pulque, made by fermenting agave sap, and a homegrown craft scene has blossomed there in recent years. William Bostwick, WSJ, "This Summer’s Must-Have Beers for the Poolside Cooler," 16 May 2018 While the kitchen served them and their guests, ranks of campesinos grew crops, tended cattle, and fermented pulque on the surrounding land. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 Partygoers feast on barbacoa, beer and pulque, a traditional alcohol made of the fermented sap of agave. San Francisco Chronicle, "A dream deported: Parents who built lives in U.S. separated from children," 20 Dec. 2017 There’s a lot of pride around pulque, and a certain communal aspect to it, so don’t be surprised if someone pours you a taste from his or her plastic pitcher. Bon Appetit, "Las Duelistas," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of pulque

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pulque

Mexican Spanish

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“Pulque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulque. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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