12 Tasty Mexican Drinks Beyond the Margarita
Because your chips and dip need a partner in crime.
My husband hates margaritas. Shocking, right? Who hates margaritas? Well, come to find out after making him try mine at dinner for a solid three years (“You must’ve gotten a bad sip last time!”), he actually, truly despises them. He usually settles for a Mexican beer, but today I’ve set out to give him and all his fellow marg-haters some more options. I’ve rounded up 12 delicious Mexican drinks that go way beyond the classic margarita. Consider one of these stellar concoctions alongside a batch of margaritas at your next fiesta. My husband will thank you.
Sol de Flare Cocktail
Blood orange juice and pepper-infused tequila create a drink that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is the taste buds.
Make This: Sol de Flare Cocktail
This spicy, Mexican beer-based concoction is easy to make and pairs perfectly with chips and dip.
Make This: The Michelada
Springtime in Baha
Cucumber-infused tequila and jalapeno tincture meet cilantro ice cubes for a garden-fresh creation that’s sure to impress.
Make This: Springtime in Baha
Michael Chiarello’s Bloody Maria
Kick this jalapeno-filled cocktail up a notch by replacing the lemon vodka with tequila.
Make This: Michael Chiarello’s Bloody Maria
This nonalcoholic drink is made with rice, cinnamon and sugar. Serve the sweet, milky mixture over ice.
Make This: Horchata
You can make this classic tequila cocktail as simple or intricate as you’d like. The three staples for the recipe are orange juice, tequila and grenadine.
Make This: Tequila Sunrise
This tomato-based cocktail features tequila and lime juice, which work to make the overall flavor light and fresh.
Make This: Heirloom Reviver
Lemon and lime flavors pair with white wine and tequila to create the ultimate warm-weather drink. Muddled mint adds a refreshing touch.
Make This: Tequila Sangria
A traditional fruit drink in Mexico, agua fresca is relatively easy to make. Puree your favorite melon, and add in water, sugar, mint and lime juice.
Make This: Agua Fresca
Mexican Chocolate Mocktini
Any drink that doubles as dessert is my kind of drink. This chocolate mocktail features cocoa powder, cinammon and almond milk.
Make This: Mexican Chocolate Mocktini
Frozen Margie-Cadorita Cocktail
This frozen concoction has some similarities to the margarita but boasts enough differences to give it its own unique flavor. And you’ll never guess the number one difference: avocado. That’s right; guacamole has officially met its match.
Gherkin Fresca Margarita
Image courtesy of Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
Maybe you don’t hate margaritas, but you’re just kind-of on the fence about them? This spicy, garden-fresh variety is for you. Cucumber and jalapeno take this drink up a notch, ensuring it’s anything but basic.
Make This: Gherkin Fresca Margarita