- Xtabentún (liqueur)
Xtabentún is a
liqueurmade in Yucatán, from anise seed, and fermented honeyproduced by bees from the nectarof xtabentún flowers. To this anise and honey mixture, rumis added. Because of the rum content, the xtabentun liqueur is sometimes called a "distilled honey" beverage, which is misleading, because the honey alcohol is itself fermented, not distilled.
The word xtabentun means, “vines growing on stone” in the Mayan language.
It is usually served straight, cold, or with
iceand honey. It can also be served with coffee, creating a drink called Mayan coffee, or with one shot of tequila and an equal part xtabentún, with half a lime, you get a Maya margarita.
* [http://www.yucatanliving.com/destinations/daristi-factory-meridas-sweetest-tour.htm Xtabentun Liquor Factory in Merida Yucatan]
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