Agwa: Liqueur or Mouthwash? It's Hard to Tell
Be careful leaving bottles of Agwa around. The new, mint-green liqueur made from coca leaves that are grown in Bolivia then processed and bottled in Amsterdam, looks and tastes remarkably similar to mouthwash.
Elina Shatkin Agwa, Bolivian coca liqueur.
Perhaps you're a dental hygienist who wants to bring a taste of the office to happy hour; in that case, Agwa is perfect for you. Maybe you've run out of Listerine; another valid use for Agwa. As a straight shot of alcohol, however, I don't think I could get it down -- and I say that as someone who once swallowed a shot of pine brandy (granted, I eventually puked it up).
Even more remarkable than the sharp, sweet flavor of Agwa is its amazing resistance to being mixed. Agwa is not a liqueur that plays well with others. Not even Mountain Dew could make it palatable, though it did excuse the noxious green color.