This month in Torre Rosa we have a very special cocktail dedicated to the exciting land of Mexico. Inspired in the classic “Margarita”, our cocktail contains tequila and lemon juice, of course, orange liqueur with agave nectar (plant from which tequila arises), mango puree, fresh coriander (aromatic plant that cannot be missing in the Mexican diet) and tahín a spice that combines salt, chili and dehydrated lemon. A unique and special combination of flavours you can’t miss, and you will only find in our cocktail bar. Some of you might wonder about the name of this special cocktail. Being its ingredients inspired in Mexico, its name the same: Mayahuel.
Mayahuel is the Mexica goddess of maguey, and by extension, of the drunkenness. Is one of the deities related with the earth and is also a goddess of fertility.
According to mythology, at the beginning Mayahuel was a young pretty girl who lived with her grandmother, a tzintzimitl (the stars that tried to prevent the sun from coming out). Once, Quetzalcóatl persuaded her to come down to earth to love each other converted into the branches of a bifurcated tree. When her grandmother woke up and didn’t see Mayahuel, she called other tzitzimime to go down to earth to help her looking for her granddaughter. When they approached the tree, it was separated in two, then the grandmother, discovering her granddaughter as a branch, tore her apart and left the remains to be devoured by another tzitzímitl. However, the branch in which Quetzacóatl had become intact. When they left, Quetzacóatl took the remains of the young virgin and buried them. From it sprang the plant of the maguey, from which the pulque is extracted, used in the ceremonies as a ritual drink and offering to the gods. Thus, after her death, Mayahuel became a goddess.
Created by Anna Vilàs
Liqueur Agave sec
Mayahuel: an explosion of flavors with a unique character
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