A while back, after an episode of No Reservations featured the fermented maguey-nectar drink pulque, we said wed buy a drink for the reader who could tell us where to score it locally. Major props to Nina Lalli for finding a can of the stuff in a Williamsburg bodega. The good news is, a distributor is working with Aldeas mixologist, Ted Henwood, to legalize its distribution in New York. The bad news is, when we called, the bodega (Mexico 2000 at Broadway near Keap) told us its out of the stuff. Maybe thats for the best, since Lalli describes its taste as slightly funky, with the edge of pear past its prime ... but then why are our fists clenched in envy and despair?
Finding Pulque, the Ancient Mexican Drink, in Williamsburg [Serious Eats NY]
Earlier: And Anthony Bourdains Fermented Cactus Sap Is Pulque!