What is Mexico Famous/Known For?
Mexico is known for their long stretches of virgin beaches, numerous white sands, and beautiful coastal resorts. Mexico stands out when compared with other countries of the world in many aspects. These include but as not limited to inventors, celebrities, cultural events, cuisine and drinks! For example renowned actress, Salma Hayek is of Mexican descent. Did you know that a Mexican invented contraceptives? These are some other things Mexico is famous for. Like Tequila, Mexico is known for being the home of the best tasting Margaritas in the world. This lovely tasting cocktail is made with Tequila, Cointreau, Lime or Lemon juice. Lovers of this cocktail enjoy it frozen, salt-rimmed or straight up. In mexico drink mixology is a serious business. As for the proportions, the general rule is two parts of tequila for one of triple sec and another of lime juice. The IBA recommends a slightly higher amount of Cointreau than juice and, for an individual cup, these would be the exact measures: 5 cl of white tequila, 3 cl of Cointreau, 2 cl freshly squeezed lime juice. For the glass, surely you know since the margarita has one that bears his name, which has the shape of an inverted Mexican hat. It is ideal and aesthetically beautiful, but it is not a sin nor does it really affect the taste of using a short one or a martini glass. The preparation is the simplest and most direct that exists in the cocktail bar: put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, stir and serve (use a small strainer if you want to remove impurities). It is better not to put additional ice in the glass so that it does not get cold, but this also depends on the speed at which you drink, because it is almost worse for it to warm up. And frosting the glass with salt is optional and depends on the taste of each. Refrain from tripping is also recommended, because they add nothing of value to the mix (you can put a slice of lime on the edge to decorate, but do not throw it inside). The only admissible addition is a small jalapeño slices if you want to give the cocktail a spicy point. Salud! Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mexican Beer is one of the best-tasting beers in the universe. Mexicans are the highest exporters of beer on Earth. Mexico ranks first in the world in beer exports and fourth in the production of this beverage derived from barley. It is undeniable that beer is a product of national pride, so much so that a special day has been dedicated for four years. Choose which one you want to try this Beer Day. Mexican beer tastes better than Corona. There is a wide array of beers you can take a pick from. They include; Pacifico, Carta Blanca, Sol, and XX. According to data from Cerveceros de México, which integrates the main producers of beer and microbreweries, they report that there are around 600 projects to create this alcoholic beverage that, for just over ten years, has had an exponential growth. It should be noted that Baja California is the state with the highest production of microbreweries, followed by Mexico City, Michoacán, Jalisco and Nuevo León. Water, yeast, hops and malt are its main ingredients, but the origin of each beer will always give you unique flavors to create styles such as Stout, Porter, Pale Ale and Blonde Ale. This little map will help you recognize where they come from, their main characteristics and, best of all, how to pair them. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Día de los Muertos
Mexicans are known for celebrating the dead. They set a day aside, the 1st of November every year to celebrate the day of the dead. Mexicans create shrines called Ofrenda to celebrate their loved ones who have passed on. Food, drinks, candles, flowers, and pictures of the deceased are usually used to decorate the Ofrenda. See the International Day of the Dead Parade. This is a fairly recent event, promoted since 2015, whose main scenario is Mexico City. This year it will take place on October 27 and the Zócalo will have its place of departure. It is a very colorful celebration in which hundreds of participants parade wearing the most unexpected outfits. A fantasy display worth experiencing. In addition, in this parade the two faces of Mexico, the indigenous and the European, are shown, so along with people dressed as Spanish conquerors you can see people dancing with Mexican clothes. And all seasoned with all kinds of paraphernalia such as balloons and floats. Visit the cemetery. Yes, we know that the title may have been somewhat sinister, but believe us: it is one of the most impressive shows of Day of the Dead. The living go to the graves of their dead relatives to make all kinds of offerings, which include food, flowers, skulls and even messages written on paper. All illuminated by the dim candlelight. Look especially at os cempasúchil, flowers that relatives defoliate on the tombstones, a discreet action but of a touching beauty. Everything on the Day of the Dead is of a seductive ambiguity: celebration of death, joy and reverence, celebration and memory of deceased relatives.. you will not regret going through one of these graveyards! Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mexico is known as the home of meals which are collectively called ‘Vitamin T,’ and these include tacos, tostadas, tamales, and tortas. If you are hungry during lunch hour, you can make a brief stop at any of the food stalls along the streets of Mexico. One of the best ways to enjoy life in Jalisco, is undoubtedly to live with the delicious culture of traditional cuisine along with the typical snacks where you will be more than satisfied to delight this ocean of flavors so different from each other, but to the time so ingrained to each other.
In Jalisco you will find many of these traditional dishes and snacks, which just begin with the letter “T”, which is why this post has been named that way. Drowned cakes: First of all, we have the coveted and recognized drowned cakes, which were invented in the city of Guadalajara although its popularity has spread to different regions of the country, although many say that the taste is not the same. Tejuino: This typical refreshing drink of 100% Jalisco origin, is made from brown sugar or sugar candy, it is very common to find this drink especially in hot weather. Toasts: The traditional toasts that are savored throughout the country, and is one of the most typical Mexican appetizers, could not be complete without the famous Jalisco-style tenderloin toasts, which apart from delicious are very nutritious. Tacos: Talking about Mexico without talking about tacos, it’s like talking about Jalisco without talking about mariachi and tequila, and for tacos we have the best, they are the famous barbecue tacos that will make you taste a little piece of heaven with just one bite , you can ask for gold, medium or soft according to your taste. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mexico is home to Plaza de Toros which is the biggest bullfighting ring on the planet. The bullfighting ring seats over 50,000 spectators per event. The bullring was built in a traditional Moorish style. The 2019-2020 Great Season of Mexico City started with six bulls whistled for drag, one returned to pens and another as a gift. Julián Hamdan’s bad win marked the afternoon and he received the rejection in the form of anger from the public. Only the bull for Fernando de la Mora’s rejoneo stood out for his bravery. The Mexican José María Hermosillo, who took the alternative, achieved the only appendix of the afternoon in the ordinary fight. The rejoneador Diego Ventura obtained an ear that protested part of the public with a bull of gift of the iron of Brown. The Spanish Antonio Ferrera and the Mexican Leo Valadez obtained silence and silence respectively. The celebration was attended by more than 20,000 people. Inaugural run of the season in which ten bulls went out in the Plaza Mexico (including the returned and the gift). The selected cattle of the iron of Julian Hamdan were of poor presentation and worse behavior. Tame and soft bulls, some invalid, which as a sole virtue showed a dull and soft onslaught in some of the cases. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
When it comes to chocolate, Mexicans rank very high as some of the best producers. The mainstream chocolates that are loved by all and sundry today mostly come from Mexico. The Olmec Indians were the first producers of chocolate in the country. Also, many foods that are consumed in other regions of the world were initially grown in Mexico. These include; Vanilla, Chili peppers, Avocados, and Corn. Without avocado, there will be no guacamole. Can you imagine tortillas without guacamole? Mexico occupies the thirteenth place worldwide in chocolate production, with 26,363 tons per year, according to the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP). Privileged country. This is because our country is one of the few regions that have the characteristics suitable for growing cocoa. This industry in Mexico has a value of 51 million pesos (mdp) per year and generates 55,000 direct jobs. Worldwide, it represents a business of 95,000 million dollars (mdd) per year, according to the SIAP. Consumption. Surprisingly, the per capita consumption of chocolate in Mexico is only 750 grams per year, while in countries such as Brazil it is 1.6 kilos and in Switzerland, a country known worldwide for the taste and quality of this product, it is 11.9 kilos per year. The cocoa cultivation is grown mainly by indigenous communities of Tabasco, Chiapas and Guerrero. In Tabasco, cocoa is planted in 10 of the 17 municipalities, the municipalities of Comalcalco, Cárdenas, Cunduacán and Huimanguillo concentrate 87% of the entity’s production. In Chiapas it is mainly grown in four regions: North, Center, Soconusco and Selva-Norte. Its benefits. Turning to the characteristics of chocolate, if consumed in moderation, it contributes to health benefits such as stimulating the central nervous system, reducing cholesterol and promoting blood circulation. At the mental level, it acts as an antidepressant by stimulating the brain and reducing fatigue. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
About 83% of Mexicans are Catholics. Mexico can be referred to as a city of faith. Vatican City might be the Mecca for Catholic faith, but their population is nothing compared to the millions of Catholic faithful that call Mexico home. In these dates, especially beginning December, the Basilica of Guadalupe, in Mexico, becomes one of the most visited destinations in the world, since on December 12 the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated, for whom this beautiful was built sanctuary of the Catholic Church. It is located at the foot of the Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City and is considered as the main Catholic site in America and one of the most visited in the world, receiving annually about 20 million pilgrims. Located in the Zocalo, the heart of Mexico City, lies The Metropolitan Cathedral, built in gray quarry with dimensions that cover 59 by 128 meters and a height of 60 meters to the dome. Making it the largest cathedral in Latin America. In addition, his first stone was laid by Hernán Cortés. San Bernardo Church you will find between the streets 20 de Noviembre and Venustiano Carranza in the Center of Mexico City. It is a construction in which the ornaments of its two niches stand out. One contains San Bernandino and the other the Virgin of Guadalupe for what is considered one of the oldest and most important former convents of the city. Church of Santo Domingo temple is part of the religious tourism located in the streets of Belisario Domínguez and Brazil, it was built in the fifteenth century with gray quarry and tezontle coatings. It received the name of Santo Domingo for being part of a convent that has a neoclassical architecture. The image that characterizes it is a tower with two bell towers, it also has two niches, the first with a sculpture of San Agustín and the other of San Francisco. Isabel la Católica Church built in the Baroque style was inaugurated in the 18th century, which highlights a very particular mixture that makes it stand out from the other temples, due to its combination between baroque and neoclassical inside, as well as some light columns Gothic style It also has a Pinacoteca, in which painting collections of important artists from Mexico are exhibited. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mexico is the home of Soap Opera. Soap Opera debuted in the country during the mid 20th century. Over time, more than a thousand soap operas have debuted in this country. The story lines are usually similar, revolving around love and betrayal but very intriguing. Mexican soap operas have become cultural paradigms throughout Latin America and much of the world. But which have been the best? Since the Mexican Telesystem launched “Senda Prohibida”, the first Mexican soap opera, there have been hundreds of soap operas produced by companies such as the Canal de las Estrellas or TV Azteca. Then, a review of what have been the best throughout history. Like any list, this is arbitrary. But we hope to approach the truth based not only on the tastes of the people but also on the cultural significance of the stories and the opinion of specialized critics. Reach a Star (1990). This youth soap opera starring Eduardo Capetillo and Mariana Garza reached international relevance. All perhaps because of its simple eloquent plot: an innocent young woman falls in love with the actor and singer of the moment. Wild Rose (1987) Verónica Castro and Guillermo Capetillo starred in a simple story that, however, captivated the public. An uneducated young woman and a rich boy fall in love, the rest is obvious. Maria from the block (1995). From here to which the public most remembers is the villain, Soraya Montenegro, who was obsessed with making life impossible for Mary at levels only seen in the history of Snow White and the Evil Queen. Although it was based on another soap opera: “The rich also cry” (1979), it was so successful that it was seen in about 180 countries. It was the third part of the “Trilogy of the Marys” that Thalia starred. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Mexico is well known for their Tequila. Tequila is the official drink of the country. Currently, Mexico exports tequila to more than 87 countries. Tequila is not meant to be guzzled. The locals enjoy a shot of this drink by sipping carefully and savoring the taste of the rich liquid. There are two versions about the origin of this elixir: one goes back to ancient Mexico, when the natives discover this concoction; the other to the distillation processes that the Spaniards bring to the so-called Nueva Galicia to produce alcoholic beverages. Among the legends there is one that tells that, during a thunderstorm, lightning struck a seeding of agaves that caused a fire. Subsequently the vapors heated the agave balls causing them to emerge a honey with a sweet taste and pleasant aroma that caught the attention of the natives. They discovered that when fermented they could relax and filled them with euphoria when they drank it. They thought it was a gift from the gods of drunkenness. Tequila is classified according to the percentage of sugars from the agave that are used in its elaboration: 100% agave: the drink is made only from sugars from the agave. Tequila: its composition is the product of a mixture of two sources of sugars, where at least 51% must be sugars from agave. Today we have the pleasure of enjoying many varieties of tequila, among which is the aged, reposado and white. There are several cocktail options that will allow you to enjoy this drink. From what we Mexicans call “seco” (the tequila put) accompanied by salt and lemon; or the famous pigeon, a combination of grapefruit soda with a tequila horse served in a glass.