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All Aboard the Pineapple Express, It’s Tepache Time

Tepache is the fast, fun, and nearly foolproof fermented drink you’ll want to blend into your next brew—or sip solo.

Kate Bernot Apr 17, 2023 - 8 min read

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There’s a strain of evangelism that infects people when they get hooked on a new streaming show, or they learn about a certain indie band, or they buy an air fryer. You know how it goes: “Did you hear me? You have to try this!”

That’s how people get when they discover tepache.

“Why isn’t everyone making this?! It’s pretty foolproof,” says Jazzton Rodriguez, an Oklahoma-based bartender and cofounder of Very Good Drinks, a cocktail test kitchen and bar consultancy company.

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