Rompope is one of the Mexico's traditional drinks, and it comes from Puebla's Viceroyalty Convents.
The Clarisas nuns were experts hosting ecclesiastic authorities and government staff, when it happened, they prepared the best meals and drinks and rompope was one of it.
The preparation consists in mixing a bit of milk, cinnamon, eggs and sugar. The nuns offered this to the guests but they never tasted it!
The legend says that the mixed Nun had already Eduviges who made her vows, learnt to make rompope very well, because she prepared it frequently for the Franciscan convent in Puebla City.
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Tasting if from time to time to give it a special flavor, she would also bell the other nuns about the smooth, rich teaste of the rompope
The Secret Ingredient
Rompope was made only at convents, after a while, they decided to start selling it and it became a strong income to the Clarisas nuns.
Since viceroyalty times, the original recipe was under protected by Puebla's convents. Despite the existence of a recipe to make rompope, there is one ingredient that remains unknown.
This drink is made with egg yolk, vanilla, cinnamon, almond, milk, sugar and liquor, and is yellow and chunky.