There are so many Mexican drinks to try. A trip to Mexico will not be complete without trying some of its finest drinks. We are talking about iconic Mexican cocktails that are as colorful and varied as their terrain.
A cocktail is a mixed drink typically made with distilled liquor (such as brandy, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, or whiskey) or sweetened liqueurs, wine, or beer as its base ingredients. The base liquor is then mixed with other ingredients or garnishes like sugar, and bitter or citrus.
What are authentic Mexican cocktails that will help you appreciate the Mexican spirit whenever you get a drink of some?
Before we go to the details of the best Mexican cocktails you should be adding to your repertoire, learn the fun facts that make Mexican cocktails interesting.
Here are some great Mexican cocktails facts you wouldn’t like to miss:
You should have heard about the margarita. Of course, the classic margarita is a thing of beauty with its endless variations.
Related: The History of Margarita
But, there is more to Mexican cocktails than just the margarita that you should try.
Here’s a list of favorite Mexican cocktails:
The Paloma is quite possibly the most popular cocktail. This classic Mexican cocktail is bubbly, super-refreshing, and as genuinely Mexican as it gets.
It is combined with tequila and grapefruit to make a simple sour taste that is sweet and refreshing as well. It is enjoyed as a happy hour drink or a brunch drink when watered down. The traditional Mexican Paloma is made with grapefruit soda.
The classic way to make authentic Margarita, the best-known of all Mexican cocktails is with three ingredients and a salt rim. The three ingredients are tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Margaritas come in variations called Mezcal, Skinny, Jalapeño, Mango, and more.
Consider this a sort of combination between a Bloody Mary and a beer Margarita that is perfect for light occasions like an afternoon drink or a Mexican-themed brunch. It’s a spicy Mexican beer cocktail made with beer, tomato juice, lime juice, and hot sauce.
The authenticity of this cocktail comes with its glass rim: a mix of Old Bay, chili powder, and celery salt that brings a salty and savory flair to the front end of this refreshing drink.
Try this irresistible and refreshing beer cocktail that is easy to mix up. It’s a beer cocktail that features Mexican lager with lime, topped off with a salty rim. Get this ready for a laid-back brunch, cocktails on the patio, or a dinner of shrimp tacos.
If you are in for an after-dinner drink Mexican cocktail, the Carajillo is what you need. It’s most famous in Mexico made with Licor 43. It’s a match made in heaven with that taste of sweet vanilla, chocolate, and citrus notes from the Licor and the bitter, rich notes of coffee.
Spice up your next gathering with this bold and bubbly Mexican cocktail. Make a classy spin on this classic cocktail with tequila, lime juice, and ginger. The way the bite of the tequila combines with the spicy ginger and zingy lime makes it very tempting to take another sip.
Although this is a non-traditional Mexican cocktail, this classic vodka cocktail can be swapped for tequila to give it a Mexican spin. The Mexican version is tangy, spicy, and perfectly seasoned. Make it Mexican with tequila, tomato juice, horseradish, lemon, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and celery salt.
Do you want an upgrade to your classic margarita? Try the Mexican martini that tastes like a good margarita — seriously tangy, not too sweet, and citrusy. It’s got a hint of dry vermouth like a martini and garnished with an olive.
Now that you know the fun facts about Mexican cocktails and the best Mexican cocktails you should be trying, you know how to get more of that Mexican spirit when you dine at a Mexican restaurant like El Rincon.
Try these Mexican cocktails during your next celebration or simply when you try some of Mexico’s most delicious dishes.
There are many delicious non-alcoholic Mexican drinks to try as well. Some popular options include agua frescas, which are fruit-infused waters that can be made with a variety of ingredients such as watermelon, hibiscus, or tamarind.
El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar or known as El Rincon among the locals around the restaurant serves Mexican food and drink made from the freshest ingredients.
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