Trying new foods and drinks (beers, wines, and liquors) is a wonderful way to learn about the gastronomy of a culture. After 12 days traveling through Guatemala, I’ve had the chance to attempt several regional drinks- a few non-alcoholic and a few alcoholic.
The Guatemalans sure love their own beers and liquors! They proudly produce a number of their own from the capital. Here are the eight greatest beverages in Guatemala:
You can basically find this beer in every pub, restaurant and residence of the country. It’s advertised everywhere and it is what Budweiser is to Americans. This is one of the finest beers I could recommend it to anybody and have tried in Central America!
I tried this beer in Lake Atitlan in Panajachel.
It’s a flavorful beer. It has some sweet notes, making it a great medium-bodied beer to get lunchtime.
This is the main beer found in Quetzaltenango (Xela.) It’s not that outside of Xela, and it is quite difficult to discover if you are not in the area although I truly liked this lager. Take a look at Bar Tecun and purchase Cabro, you will enjoy it!
Like its name implies , this is really a pink moonshine-style (agua ardiente) drink. I tried it in my way to Huehuetenango. It cost me around $1 to get a small container. It’s powerful, pleasant, and intense all at exactly the exact identical moment.
This is a popular milk drink that I tried in the road market in Quetzaltenango (Xela). The vendors will always ask you exactly what spirits you want blended. I would recommend Piquete. You might add Bacardi rum, however they have many different options. This was a great drink to warm up with in cold Quetzaltenango.
This grapa-style drink will get you drunk fast if you are not careful. If you understand what I mean, it is the sort of drink that will cause you to breathe out fire. Try it or use it to clean rust!
Another drink that can cause you to breath fire. This drink was purchased by me in San Andres de Xecul a city near Quetzaltenango. This is exactly what the area’s people drink during festival season. It is also in case you chance to be there during this time what you will smell all over town. Incredibly powerful, so be careful to not over do it. The best part is it costs only 20 cents for a purse. Cusha is only for the countless growers.
This is Guatemala rum. Try it and you will love it. Order yourself this tropical drink in Restaurant La Cueva Panza Verde. It is available around the nation.
Sounds bizarre, but you may not need to drink a Bloody Mary that is routine again, as soon as you try it. Any beach restaurant or hotel in Monterrico and Puerto Quetzal will serve it, however you must ask!
Particular thanks to the Guatemala Toursim Organization.