Atole – A Corn-Based Beverage

Atole – A Corn-Based Beverage

Specifically as a hot beverage, pre-Hispanic atole was originally nixtamalized corn dough (masa) dissolved in water and sweetened with honey or agave syrup; sometimes flavouring agents such as fruit, chiles or cocoa were also used. After the Spanish conquest, atole became another product of culinary fusion, with cinnamon, exotic fruits, and often milk, being added to the mix … click on title for more

Coffee from the Pot – Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice

Coffee from the Pot – Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice

A traditional Mexican beverage, café de olla (coffee from the pot) was first humbly served in clay mugs (jarritos) at events (such as funerals) and carnivals (before Lent, Day of the Dead, etc.), but has gradually become a well known delight, even in posh locations all over the world … Click on image for more