When talking about Mexican cocktails, the first thing that we easily think of is tequila. No doubt, it is one of the most popular and most favorites by many party-goers and cocktail lovers. But what you didn’t know is that Mexican drinks are equally popular and superb with the country’s cuisine. If you haven’t tried to go beyond your usual tequila glass, then here are the top 5 Mexican cocktails that you should try the next time you visit Mexico or a Mexican Restaurant.
Well, who isn’t familiar with Margarita? Aside from the classic tequila, margarita which means “daisy” in Spanish, is also everybody’s favorite cocktail drink. Traditionally, a margarita consists of tequila, lime juice, triple sec but it can also be flavored with fruit purees like mango or strawberry. It is typically served with salt on the rim of the glass. A Margarita can be prepared in just 5 minutes or even less.
If you love margarita yet want to do away with its sweet flavor, then Paloma is the perfect cocktail drink for you. Paloma gives you the same tequila effect, but with a softer kick. Paloma is made from soft drinks with grapefruit flavor such as Fresca and Squirt, tequila, and ice. You can add a tropical flavor to the cocktail by adding a freshly squeezed lime juice into it.
Another cocktail drink that you shouldn’t miss out on at your Mexican themed party is the Horchata. Horchata is an authentic Mexican cocktail drink that is made from white rice, almonds or nutmeg, milk, and spices such as cinnamon. The mixture of these ingredients gives the thick, sweet, and creamy taste on the cocktail. You can also turn your party a notch higher with your Horchata by mixing it with white rum and Spanish sherry.
Ponche is a Mexican fruit punch that offers a warm and comforting flavor. Mexican Ponche is made of many healthy ingredients such as apples, pears, oranges and guavas and is infused with spices like cinnamon, cloves, hibiscus, and tamarind. No wonder it is often served on Christmas and other family gatherings. Adults and kids alike can enjoy this fruity drink. To make it an adult-only drink, you can enhance its cocktail flavor by adding a splash of rum or brandy.
Having a hard time deciding on which to choose between beer and cocktail? Well, why not combine these two together! Also called “dressed beers”, Michelada is a Mexican cocktail drink made from a mixture of lime juice, clamato or tomato juice, and hot juice with its glass rim covered with salt. This cocktail drink is then topped with an upside-down beer. The good thing about preparing Michelada is that you are the master of your own drinks; meaning, you can decide on how spicy you want your drinks to be. You can even add other ingredients to it!
There are still so many authentic Mexican cocktails that you can try. However, no Mexican trip or Mexican-themed party will ever be complete without having a taste of the 5 refreshing Mexican cocktails above.