Mexico has some of the greatest cuisine in the world…
and the beverages scene is no exception. Whether you’re looking for an aged tequila or a refreshing mocktail prepared with tropical juices, we’ve produced a list of the top 10 Mexican beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to sample when you visit the nation known for its tastes!
Here’s The List of Mexican Beverages
Start your day off properly with this classic Mexican morning drink of water, cinnamon, vanilla, masa (corn hominy), and piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar). This drink may not be sold in larger commercial establishments, but you can be sure to find it at any local seller on the street!
Aguas frescas, which literally translates as “fresh waters,” are prepared with fresh fruit juice, water, and sometimes a little cane sugar. Try some of the favorites for cooling off in the hot Mexican sun: jamaica (hibiscus drink), cantaloupe (melon), watermelon (sandia), and pineapple (pina).
Horchata, perhaps the most well-known of the Mexican beverages known as aguas frescas, is rice water flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. This is a delicious trademark Mexican favorite that you must taste on your next vacation to the south!
The chamoyada is an interesting mixture of spicy and sweet flavors made up of shaved ice, mixed fruit, chilli, and the essential component, chamoy. Chamoy, a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine, is produced from pickled fruit and is available in a number of forms, including paste, liquid, candy (really! ), and much more. If you’re planning a trip to Mexico this year, you almost certainly will come across a chamoy!
This traditional Oaxacan beverage is prepared with roasted maize paste, fermented cacao beans, mamey pits, and flor de cacao. When the paste is mixed with water, the flor de cacao rises to the surface, forming a frothy top when served.
The traditional margarita, everyone’s favorite beverage, is a Mexican staple. The classic recipe is consumed on the rocks, or mixed with lime juice, tequila, and triple sec and served in a sugar-rimmed glass to ease the harshness. You may taste a variety of flavors, from mango to passionfruit to cranberry; simply ask your bartender what specialties they have on the menu!
Why not mix two fantastic alcoholic beverages – beer and cocktails? That is exactly what you will get with a michelada. Your michelada will be topped with an upside down beer after a base cocktail of lime juice, clamato or tomato juice, and spicy sauce is presented in a salt rim glass. For those concerned about the hot sauce, you may choose how spicy you want your drink to be, or you can skip it entirely!
While tequila may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Mexican booze, if you haven’t tasted mezcal, you’re losing out! This distilled beverage, made from any variety of agave, will be found behind any bar in Mexico, guaranteed. In certain specialist distilleries, you’ll even discover hundreds of various tastes to explore; there’s a mezcal for everyone, so you may as well try a few!
For anyone who like tequila but wants it in a form other than the lethal shot, paloma is the ideal way to receive that tequila kick in a gentler blow. It’s a delicious Mexican classic made with grapefruit-flavored soft drink (Fresca or Squirt), tequila blanco, ice, and topped with a slice of lime.
The wine business in Mexico has been flourishing in recent years, and there will be no shortage of superb reds and whites for you to enjoy on your next holiday! Mexico has three wine-producing regions: Baja California (where more than 90% of the country’s output is produced), the La Laguna region in Coahuila and Durango, and the Center region, which includes Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, and Queretaro. Are you eager to try any of these delectable beverages? Consider Elegant Mexico’s hotels in Los Cabos and Punta Mita, where you may try numbers 1-10 from the luxury of your private villa, prepared fresh by your private butler and chef!
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