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But to this day they still brew an alcoholic beverage called balche, based on the same recipe Viracocha taught their ancestors millennia ago.
Used by the Maya as the basis of their balche drink, honey was the principle ingredient for this beverage consumed during religious festivities.
Beverages range from the thick, hot corn drink atole, especially a Pre-Hispanic version called chorote, a corn-and-cacao drink, to balche, a mildly alcoholic drink served ice cold, made from fermented pineapple rind.
To secure the favor of their gods, each year was marked by a series of festivals that included ritual offerings, sacrifices and the imbibing of an intoxicating mead called balche.
Directing their prayers to the four cardinal points, with the bracelets and crown of flowers, offering the smoke of the copal, the maize grains and beans and sharing the fiancés the sacred drink of balche the petals of flowers are mixed, white representing the woman and the yellows representing the man, symbolizing the union of their lives and their love they receive the blessings for the union of the pair and to finalize an offering of petals is given.