A cup of
tejuino with shaved ice in it.
Tejuino is a cold beverage made from fermented
corn popularly-drunk in the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is often served
with a scoop of shaved ice.
Tejuino is made from the same corn dough used for
tamales. The dough is mixed with
water and brown sugar (piloncillo) and boiled. Then the liquid is
allowed to ferment very slightly.
The resulting drink is generally served with lime juice, a
pinch of salt and a scoop of shaved ice or lemon sherbet. It is usually sold by
street vendors in small plastic cups or in plastic bags tied around a straw.