Like weddings in every culture, Mexican weddings are a happy time with family and friends to celebrate the union of the bride and groom. There are some unique traditions and customs in Mexican culture when it comes to wedding celebrations. In fact, these are some of the most entertaining parts of the event. Today we are going to talk about the food and drink traditions witnessed at Mexican weddings.
Mexican Wedding Dinner
Typically, guests at a wedding reception food menu are served delicious chicken, pork or beef appetizers served with hot, fresh tortillas. Side dishes generally consist of enchiladas, beans, tortillas, and spicy rice topped with peppers and tomatoes. Flavors of coriander and lime infuse every dish.
In the Huasteca area of Mexico, zachuilis, a giant tamale, are cooked in a pit overnight and then shared among the entire wedding party and guests. They are usually made with pork and chilies
Mexican wedding cookies are commonly served as a wedding favor during the reception. Almonds and walnuts are incorporated into the dough, giving it a unique nutty flavor.
Wedding cakes come in a variety of shapes and flavors, but rum-soaked fruit cakes with walnut or coconut chunks are usually the best choice. The “Pastel de Almedra” or almond cake is another dessert not to be missed; many Mexicans cannot imagine a wedding without this delicious delicacy
Rosca, which represents the crowns of the Magi, is another cake that guests at Mexican weddings often enjoy. This cake has citrus flavors, is topped with almonds, and has a shape similar to an American sponge cake from Many Mexican wedding dessert tables combine sweet and savory flavors, such as chili peanuts and sweet fruit candies.
Mexican Wedding Drinks
Drinks served at Mexican weddings typically include tequila, rum, whiskey, vodka and beer. Sangria is also common, and is made with brandy, soda water, fruit, and a red wine base. Fresh citrus fruits and berries are included. in some Mexican wedding sangria recipes.
In addition to alcoholic beverages, snacks at Mexican weddings include fresh fruit water and traditional juices. Horchata, tamarind, chilacayota and jamaica are common.
Unique to the Oaxaca region, hot chocolate can also be served at weddings. Mexican wedding guests are always prepared with water, never milk, and receive a large bowl of this warm, sweet beverage with a large hunk of yema bread.
Mexican Weddings: An Unforgettable Experience
While wedding ceremony program and Mexican cuisine vary from region to region, an es stays the same: food is a priority and there is always a traditional
bond. It is believed that the stability and foundation of marriage are the pillars of a family for many Mexicans. This strong feeling, combined with beautiful customs and delicious food, make Mexican weddings an unforgettable experience.