Our first stop of the day was to the Corralejo tequila factory. We learned a lot about tequila and the processes used to make tequila.
The first step for tequila making is collecting the Piñas or pineapples which is where the tequila is extracted from. There are 3 processes to making tequila. Extraction, fermentation and distillation.
After the juices have been extracted from the piña, it is ground and used for feed stuffs for animals. The distillation process happens twice. We got to try some tequila after the first distillation which was 80% alcohol. That burns baby burns all the way down, and shyed me away from tequila.
There at the tequila factory we learned about the hacienda where Meguiel Hidalgo was raised.
Next we moved to the ancient Indian ruins where we learned about the history of the Indians and there ways of life
The last stop was the strawberry plantation
Today like every other day, we are learning about Mexican culture and there ways of life- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone