October 20, 2020
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One of our favorite sunny destinations is Mexico, and for wine Wednesday we’ll feature Mexican cocktails! It’s not just the tasty mix of salty, sweet, and sour that you find in a margarita or sangrita that we love, it’s how the flavors pair so perfectly with Mexican food, and seem to beg one to book a flight straight to Mexico for one of our Mexican culinary tours.
Not nearly as popular in Mexico as in the U.S., this cocktail is simply too good not to include.
Ingredients for 4 cocktails:
It means “dove,” and it’s probably the most popular tequila cocktail in Mexico. It’s a mix of tequila and a grapefruit-based soda, served on the rocks with a wedge of lime.
This spicy, fruity tomato drink is used a a chaser to fine sipping tequila, and it’s one of my personal favorites. Simply mix equal parts orange juice, tomato juice, and freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice. Add a pinch of salt and a couple dashes of tabasco (or other hot sauce).
People usually either love or hate this beer cocktail, which is a bit of a “beer bloody Mary.” There are many recipe variations for it, but this is our favorite!
Simply mix the ingredients and serve over ice in a glass with a salted rim.
Of course, if you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, Mexico has got you covered as well, with what my boys call “Mexican milk”: horchata. This sweet creamy drink is actually made from rice milk. We’ll be featuring a recipe for it later today on our Facebook page, be sure to check it out!
What’s your favorite Mexican drink? What’s your favorite food to drink it with? Check out all of our Mexican culinary tours.
Try more of our cocktail recipes including:
By Peg Kern
Read our favorite New Year’s Eve cocktails.
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