January 8, 2006

Agwa de Bolivia: A Kiss of Coca

Agwa LiqueurWe're not ones to turn our noses up at strangely-flavored liqueurs, especially if there's a hook. After all, we're all about getting to the bottom of the absinthe mystery, and we like Jagermeister so much, it's almost criminal. But even so, we're still a bit nervous about Agwa de Bolivia, for a couple reasons.

The first is that according to the folks at Slashfood, the stuff contains "herby, nutty flavours, (and) there are hints of prunes, clove and aniseed plus eucalyptus." The second is that it contains coca leaves, and while the word "coca" might make you think you'll have the Miami Vice squad kicking down your door, but you don't have to worry...while there are some in cocaine, the leaves aren't the primary ingredient.

On top of the caffeine in the coca, the drink also contains ginseng and guarana, so while you'll get a nice jolt on top of the booze buzz, you don't have to worry that you'll end up pulling a Marion Barry. Or if you do, Agwa probably won't be your gateway drug. Plus, if you mix Agwa with some lime, you'll apparently get an extra boost as well.

How do you drink it? Cocktails galore listed on the website. They also give specific instructions for the Bolivian Kiss Ritual. Which marketing wizard thought this up? You take a pinch of dried lime powder and put it in your mouth. Follow this with a shot of Agwa de Bolivia. The lime apparently changes the PH level of the mouth and activates the alkaloids of the Coca leaf to produce a powerful effect - an Oxygen Buzz which is handy in the hinterlands of the Andes but perhaps less desirable in a Basingstoke semi.
via Slashfood

Learn more and find out where to get a bottle at AgwaBuzz.com.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 8, 2006 9:23 PM
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Nice, I live in Bolivia so that is wonderfull to see a liqueur with an image of our products.


Posted by: ramiro zapata at November 1, 2006 3:48 PM
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