What is POX?

Pox is an ancestral and ceremonial Mayan beverage. It's made of four different types of corn (white, yellow, red and black), sugar cane and wheat and it is a captivating drink of great cultural significance due to its use in Tzotzil/Mayan ceremonies. Thanks to its excellent quality, unique ingredients and the very nature of its category, Siglo Cero Pox, creates a special and everlasting bond with those who drink it.

Siglo Cero Pox is a 100% Mexican brand.

Native to the state of Chiapas, Siglo Cero's Pox was born with the purpose of gathering and exposing a small part of the great cultural wealth one can find within the region's roots. Its master distiller is a seventh generation pox producer, and his mission is to preserve the original recipe, as well as the quality of this artisanal product that has been produced for hundreds of years. Siglo Cero is focused on providing their customers with a Pox of the highest quality in its production process, thus cultivating the original recipe that has been used for centuries. Now guess what:

Dr. Sours is bringing Siglo Cero POX to you.

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But: How is POX actually produced?

First, the whole sugar cane is crushed and its juice is collected. The juice is then boiled until it evaporates, resulting in the production of a solid whole sugar cane called, “piloncillo”. Separately, the wheat bran is placed in a 240-L wooden vat, which is then filled with spring water from nearby. The white sugar, the “piloncillo” and 4 types of dried corn are then added. Natural fermentation takes 10 to 18 days. The fermented mixture is then moved from the wooden vats to copper stills. The stills are heated by the use of firewood and the mixture is eventually double distilled. The final product is balanced at 42.2% alc/vol. You want to take a close look at the whole production process? Watch it here on YoutTube!

So: How is POX actually produced?

First, the whole sugar cane is crushed and its juice is collected. The juice is then boiled until it evaporates, resulting in the production of a solid whole sugar cane called, “piloncillo”. Separately, the wheat bran is placed in a 240-L wooden vat, which is then filled with spring water from nearby. The white sugar, the “piloncillo” and 4 types of dried corn are then added. Natural fermentation takes 10 to 18 days. The fermented mixture is then moved from the wooden vats to copper stills. The stills are heated by the use of firewood and the mixture is eventually double distilled. The final product is balanced at 42.2% alc/vol. You want to take a close look at the whole production process? Watch it here on YoutTube!

Where do the ingredients come from?

The white, red, yellow and black corns, as well as the wheat bran are locally farmed in the community of San Juan Chamula in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, where the distillery is located. The company buys these ingredients from local farmers who plant them in small parcels, in a natural and organic way. Both the whole sugar cane (used to make the “piloncillo”) as well as the white sugar are sourced from a local company in Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas, which specializes in the cultivation and transformation of sugar cane for the production and commercialization of sugar in a 100% natural way.

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¿ How to drink Pox ?

Pox is usually taken along with coffee beans, jicama (Mexican Yam Bean or Turnip) topped with a sprinkle of ground coffee. The coffee bean should be savored, then chewed and Pox should be taken immediately after to be able to taste the explosion of flavors.

Another way to enjoy pox is by macerating the drink with different fruits and spices, such as fig, nanche, mango, cinnamon and peppermint. Siglo Cero offers its know-how to bars and restaurants in regards to the exotic maceration process and its necessary components, such as maceration glass jars and the right way to serve the final product as an appetizer.

And of course Siglo Cero offers a wide variety of cocktail ideas and concepts!

How to get POX

First of all we suggest to take a look at our online catalogue for detailed descriptions including specific ingredients and details regarding alcohol volume or package size. Thereafter you have a variety of options.

  1. You can use our contact form to request a delivery or for any question you may have. No matter where you live: We will address your request as soon as possible.
  2. If you happen to live in Germany, we have a partner company bringing POX to you in no time -> Visit "Tequila-Mezcal.shop"