National Geographic : 1951 Dec
© National Geographic Society 814 Kodachrome by Justin Locke A Cholula Boy, Using Gourd as Pipette, Sucks Sap from a Maguey to Make Pulque, Favorite Drink ofIndians Just before the century plant grows its 30-foot flower stalk, gatherers cut out the heart and collect the agua miel (honey water). Introduction ofmadre, ormother pulque, produces fermentation. Aztecs esteemed the drink, believing it enabled them to commune with the gods. Popocatepetl volcano smokes inthedistance.