pulque

noun
pul·que | \ˈpül-ˌkā; ˈpül-kē, ˈpu̇l-\

Definition of pulque 

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

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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 Now there are just a handful of places like this that exclusively serve fresh pulque. Bon Appétit, 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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