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18 Traditional Mexican Drinks You Will Want For Every Party

Most people are only familiar with margaritas, Mexican hot chocolate, and possibly horchata when it comes to Mexican drinks.

The list of traditional Mexican drinks and cocktails goes far beyond the iconic margarita, and there's no better time to try new Mexican cocktails than when on vacation in Loreto. Savor the taste of these classic beverages and popular shots in Mexico while you recline by the ocean during the day or watch the sunset after dinner.

 

1. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Although you could add a dash of rum if you wanted, Mexican hot chocolate isn't often served with alcohol.

Instead, it's similar to any other hot chocolate you've had, but it has a richer, bolder chocolate flavor and a hint of heat and spice.

If you've never made it before, you might be tempted to skip the chili powder, but I recommend you do.

It contributes to the flavor of Mexican hot chocolate. Hot chocolate from Mexico.

 

2. Michelada

If you want a drink that is both flavorful and spicy, you should try the michelada.

It tastes similar to a Bloody Mary, but with a fuller, more strong flavor.

To make a traditional Mexican michelada, use Clamato instead of pure tomato juice, which adds a great burst of umami flavor.

The hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce add tang and heat, and any Mexican light lager you select will be delicious.

 

3. Margarita

There are numerous elegant, fruity, and amusing margarita recipes available, but none of them compare to the original - the traditional lime and tequila drink with the salted rim.

That is what you will receive from this recipe.

It just takes 5 minutes to create and only requires tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice (and slices for decoration), agave nectar, and sea salt.

It doesn't get any easier or faster than this.

 

4. Cucumber Agua Fresca

Cucumber agua fresca would be created by combining the fruit agua frescas listed above with cucumber water.

This drink is sweet, crisp, refreshing, and pretty much any other positive description you can think of.

The lemongrass is also a great touch. The recipe calls for ginger, but trust me when I say that lemongrass (ideally fresh) tastes far better.

 

5. Paloma

This refreshing drink is ideal for summer, and because it takes only 5 minutes to prepare, it may become one of your new favorite cocktails.

It has a mild but nuanced flavor that is sweet, tangy, and just a tad bitter all at once.

The grapefruit and tequila flavors stand out the most, but it's a well-balanced drink overall.

However, it is deceptively strong, so proceed with caution.

 

6. Fruit Agua Frescas

They taste like pure, unadulterated fruit juice, and that's exactly what they are, save from a little sugar and water.

You can use any fruit or berry you like; you can even combine them if you want.

In any case, if you're searching for a sweet, fruity drink, they are a must-try.

 

7. Champurrado

Many people confuse champurrado with Mexican hot chocolate, and while they both have a chocolate and cinnamon base, they're not the same thing.

For one thing, champurrado is darker, richer, and thicker. It's also stronger and more earthy.

This is chocolate as the ancient Aztecs knew it, and it's fantastic.

You should definitely give it a shot, especially during the cooler months of the year.

 

8. Ponche

Ponche is one of my favorite autumn beverages. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be served in the fall, but that's when I prefer it.

It's similar to a hot fruit punch mixed with warm apple cider. It has an almost incredible amount of flavor.

It takes around an hour to make (but only 10 minutes to cook) and has a few more ingredients than some of the other drinks on the list.

But it's well worth the time and effort.

With cinnamon, brown sugar, prunes, apples, pears, raisins, and all the other delicious ingredients, you'll want to replace all your typical fall drinks with this.

Did I mention it also has rum in it? Oh yes. It's great stuff.

 

9. Carajillo

Carajillo, often known as the coffee cocktail, is made with only three ingredients - espresso, Licor 43, and ice cubes - and takes around 5 minutes to prepare once your espresso is brewed.

It has a lovely tiered appearance, and the ice cubes keep it chilly so you may enjoy it without risking putting your tongue on fire.

Of course, if you like hot coffee, you may skip the ice cubes.

If you don't want the caffeine boost, try decaf coffee. (But, really, who wouldn't want that boost?)

 

10. Atole

Atole is the antithesis of Mexican hot chocolate.

In other words, it's a hot, sweet, and cinnamony drink made with vanilla instead of chocolate.

It's creamy, rich, and sweet, and if you like vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar, you'll enjoy atole.

 

11. Tequila

Tequila is the most famous of all the popular shots in Mexico, and it can be found in bars all over the world. The technique of distilling tequila, which is made from fermented blue agave plants, is carefully regulated, and it can only be produced in a few sites in the country. As you taste tequila, remember to appreciate the distinct flavors of blanco, reposado, and aejo.

 

12. Cafe de Olla

Many people enjoy this non-alcoholic beverage, especially those of us who can't live without our daily dosage of coffee.

Water, piloncillo (dark brown sugar also works), a Mexican cinnamon stick, ground coffee (dark Mexican coffee is excellent), and approximately 15 minutes are all you'll need.

It's similar to a cinnamon-sprinkled latte, although the flavor is slightly different if you use dark Mexican coffee.

 

13. Mangonada (Mango Chamoyada)

Even if this were the most disgusting drink I've ever consumed, I'd still enjoy it because of how beautiful it looks.

The golden, orange, and red swirls are stunning, and the mangonada itself is delicious.

It just takes 15 minutes to prepare, yet it's delicious and filling.

It's also a drink and a snack because you'll like nibbling the fruit chunks that are scattered throughout it.

It's quite sweet and tart due to the lime and mangoes, but you'll also add some chile lime seasoning to it, which adds some heat to the combination.

By adding a splash of your favorite liquor, you can simply transform this into an alcoholic beverage. (I often use vodka.)

 

14. Agua de Jamaica

This deep red, bubbling drink may appear to be something a vampire would love, but it's actually quite tasty.

It's a different kind of agua fresca, this time produced using hibiscus flowers.

It's quite simple to create. Aside from the flowers, you'll only need water and sugar.

It takes approximately 5 minutes to prepare and another 30 minutes to cook, and it has a pleasantly fragrant perfume that will fill the entire house.

The flavor is sweet but not overpowering, and if you want to make the drink more effervescent and appealing, add more seltzer water.

 

15. Mezcalita

If you've never had one, a mezcalita is a spicy, slightly bitter orange juice that can rapidly get you intoxicated.

It simply takes 10 minutes to make a few, and only five ingredients are required.

Make sure to season the rim with chili powder for an added burst of heat and spice, and don't scrimp on the lime juice.

The orange juice is prominent in this drink, but the overall flavor is nuanced and difficult to define.

Still, if you prefer spicy foods and oranges, you'll enjoy this.

 

16. Mexican Bloody Maria

The Bloody Maria is the Mexican version of the Bloody Mary, although there isn't much of a difference between the two.

The main – and possibly only – distinction is that the Bloody Maria is made with tequila rather than vodka.

Everything else is pretty much the same, depending on the Bloody Mary recipe you're using.

 

17. Smoky Basil Oaxacan Mezcal Cocktail

Check out this recipe if you're searching for a smokey, herby, salty cocktail that's almost perfect.

It just takes 5 to 10 minutes to make and has only a few ingredients: Mezcal, lime wedges, basil leaves, lime juice, agave syrup, ice, and bacon salt for the rim.

It's not a particularly sweet drink. You could also compare it to a mojito, but that's not quite right either.

 

18. Horchata

You can call it horchata or rice water. Whatever you choose to name it, this drink is delectable.

Horchata is a sweet, creamy, and milky beverage with just enough cinnamon to impart spice.

If you struggle with the heat and spiciness of Mexican food, horchata can be a calming and delightful approach to help you cope.


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