Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Often referred to as "Mexican moonshine," Raicilla is a Jalisco tradition that might not be as popular as Tequila, but certainly has a growing following.
A distilled spirit made from the agave plant, Raicilla is similar to Tequila and Mezcal and is made by artisans with recipes passed down from generation to generation.
If you'd like to know more about the spirit known as "the grandfather of tequila," you won't want to miss the Third Annual Dama Juana Raicilla Festival, set to be held March 15-17 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm on the Rio Cuale Island.
This three-day cultural event will feature tastings, conferences, talks, poetry and drawing contests, live music and more. Come join the fun!For more information, visit the festival's Facebook event page.