In Spanish indicates spirits and means literally "burning water", as "burns" the throat of the drinker. In Sardinia a similar term "abba ardente or abbardente" is used to define the spirit distilled from grape marc. In Mexico a special blend of Rum and Mezcal takes this name, which, according to tradition, was drunk in the fortress of El Alamo, Texas, USA, by the Mexican leader Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to celebrate the victory in the famous battle between the Mexican and Texas forces during the Texas revolution of 1836. In Colombia aguardiente means an alcohol made from sugar cane molasses with the addition of anise.