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WINES AND LIQUORS.

Pulque is of a milk-white appearance, and resembles beer slightly in taste.

Mescal is also prepared from the maguey. The leaves are pressed in a mill, and the juice that runs out is distilled. Tequila is similar in taste. It is distilled from a small species

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Pulque Tlachiquero.

of maguey called the zotol, which grows largely in Jalisco, especially near the town of Tequila, whence its name. Both mescal and tequila are transparent liquids.

Aguardiente is distilled chiefly from sugar-cane juice, but it is sometimes made from the juice of the grape. Be-