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Tepache and beer

rworange | Jul 13, 200808:46 PM     7

A street vendor was selling tepache today, a fermented Mexican beverage made from pineapple.

For me ... an aquired taste because it tastes like ... well ... pineapple that's been fermenting a few days.

I Google info about it while slurping it down. Dumbly, I only read the wikipedia article that says it is sometimes mixed with beer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepache

So I rush out and buy a can of beer ... I went for Tecate because it is Mexican and alliterative ... Tecate tepache. I'm thinking it is the Mexican version of a British shandy (beer & lemonade).

Now I have the beer ... what ratio? I Google further ... ooops ... it looks like the beer is part of the fermenting process.
http://www.saveur.com/article/drink-r...
http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/1...

Eh, I go with my Mexican shandy idea and do a fifty/fifty Tecate/tepache. Acually, it was quite excellent. Each drink takes the edge off the other. Very pleasant and refreshing.

Did I invent something? Tell me more about tepache? Do actual pieces of pineapple come in it? I got a nice big fresh spear, but I think it accidently escaped the water jug filled with tepache, pineapple spears and pineapple rind.

Actually, I was thinking like this guy that tempache would be good with rum.
http://cookbad.blogspot.com/2008/03/t...

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