When you think of Mexico, tacos and margaritas are usually the first things to come to most people’s minds. Although Mexico’s tacos and margaritas really are quite delicious, there are so many more tasty treats to be found in this country. Here’s a list of the top 5 drinks you should be sure to sample the next time you’re in Mexico!
A Paloma is a popular tequila drink which mixes 1 shot of tequila and 3 shots of either Squirt, Jarritos Toronja, or grapefruit soda. At some restaurants, it’s also served as a blended cocktail, combining tequila, grapefruit, lime, and soda.
This drink may sound odd, but it’s actually really good! Think of it is as a Mexican Bloody Mary. A Michelada is a common Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, salt, and a few drops of different kinds of sauces. To prepare it, begin by putting a couple drops of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce (salsa Inglesa), lime, and salt at the bottom of a glass and pouring dark beer (ex.: Negra Modelo) over top. For an even better flavor, serve in a chilled glass with a salted rim. Give it a try and share your experience with us!
Believe it or not, Tejuino is the most widely popular consumed drink in Mexico. Tejuino is a cold beverage made from fermented corn, and is usually served with lemon ice!
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Pulque is definitely a drink you should look out for when in Mexico! This popular alcoholic drink dates back to Aztec times, and is made from the maguey cactus’ milky fermented sap. Although it may sound strange, it really is incredibly delicious. However, this drink is known to sneak up on people, as you don’t tend to feel the effects of its alcohol until you stand up and realize your legs aren’t quite working like they should!
Horchata is my favorite drink of all time! This traditional beverage is a creamy mix of almonds, rice, vanilla, and cinnamon. To give it a little extra kick, you can even add a splash of rum! Click here for the recipe.
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