Making pulque

Maguey is traditionally grown along the edges of fields and along trails and roadways. Pulque, a thick, white-colored drink of 3-4% alcohol, is only one of the traditional uses for the maguey. Others included fuel, roofing materials, plates, rope and cloth.

Today cheap beer and liquors have replaced the last active use of the Maguey plant. Soon this strange drink of campasinos will be a thing of legends and story-tellers.