Typical Mexican drinks

Pina Colada

Pina Colada ©ruben i/Flick

The most popular Mexican alcoholic drink is tequila. It is preferred by Mexicans and foreigners as well.

They also like beer. The traditional Mexican beer is called Corona, which they drink flavored with lime.

Mexicans also drink lemonades, soft drinks and cola that are called “refrescos”, which means refreshments.

We would like to present you today some typical Mexican drinks and many variations of them. We even give you two drink recipes.

Alcoholic Mexican drinks

The typical Mexican cocktail is the Margarita made from tequila, orange liqueur and lemon juice or Pina Colada made from coconut milk, pineapple juice and rum.

Pina Colada

Pina Colada ©ruben i/Flick

You can make an Aztec Punch at home from a bottle of tequila, 1/2 stick of cinnamon, 200 ml grapefruit juice, the juice of two lemons, the juice of two oranges, the juice of one lime and two cups of sweetened black tea. The tequila, cinnamon, orange juice, lemon and lime are heated in a saucepan until boiling. Then you pull the pan from the heat, add black tea, remove the cinnamon and pour it into heated glasses. You can add sugar. The drink is perfect for cool evenings.

There is no drink recipe that mixes tequila with milk. The chemical elements from the composition of the milk emphasize the effect of tequila causing poisoning even if consuming in small amounts.

Tequila Sunrise cocktail

Tequila Sunrise cocktail ©benjamin.nussbaum

Nonalcoholic Mexican drinks

The refreshments are typical Mexican nonalcoholic drinks. In every town of the country you can find nonalcoholic drink seller carts, where you can buy some kind of fabulously refreshing drinks. One of these is the Horchata that is made from rice, almonds, cinnamon and sugar. The fruity Lucuados is a tasty refreshment drink made from different kind of fruits blended with orange juice or milk. The Aguas Frescas is made from some type of fruit blended with water.

Pineapple Ginger Agua Fresca

Pineapple Ginger Agua Fresca ©whitneyinchicago/Flick

This Agua de Fresca is a Mexican soft drink with strawberries and lime, flavored with fresh mint. These are perfect when you want to drink a non-alcoholic cocktail in a hot day. You will need 4 cups of sliced strawberries, 1 cup of white sugar, 8 cups of cold water, 1 sliced lime and 8 pieces of fresh mint. Mix in a bowl the strawberries, sugar and a cup of water. Cover it and put in the fridge for 4 hours. Then pour the cold mixture in a blender and mix well. Pass the obtained juice through a funnel to get rid of the seeds, pulp and to get smooth juice. Add cold water and mix well. Drink it from the fridge.

An other typical Mexican drink is the strongly sweetened chocolate usually flavored with cinnamon and vanilla that can be served with ice as well, and the coffee “café de olla“ with cinnamon and sugar.

Mexican coffee

Mexican coffee ©ismael villafranco/Flick

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