Top 5 Mexican Cocktails to Try This Summer (With Recipes)

Bloody Maria by David Ashleydale

Bloody Maria by David Ashleydale

*This Post is brought to you by Purple Travel but all content and opinions herein are my own*

While known for its warm climate, glistening beaches and spicy (yet flavoursome) food, the Mexicans are also renowned for their booze. And y’all know how much I enjoy my cocktails when I travel. Did you know that Mexico exports an estimated 56 million litres of Tequila each year (that’s 750 million dollars’ worth of the stuff)? So it’s no surprise to see why they’re acknowledged for their cocktails across the globe. From beer-based beverages to refreshing tequila cocktails, here are some of the my favorite Mexican drinks to help you quench your thirst this summer. It’s just not summer until I’ve had my first margarita!

1. Chelada

While beer cocktails are the latest trend throughout capitals like London and New York, this refreshing, classic concoction is one of the veterans.


1 bottled of beer (Corona, Sol or Pacifico)
Ice-cold glass
Juice from ½ a lime

2. Margarita

Probably the most famous of Mexican cocktails, it’s fair to say that the Margarita is Queen of the drinks menu. While there are plenty of modern renditions of the cocktail to try, we prefer to stick to the original. As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


2 oz. tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. orange juice
1 oz. lime juice

*Don’t forget to generously glaze the glass’s rim with salt!

3. Bloody Maria

The Mexican sister to our Bloody Mary cocktail, other than the spirit, what sets their version apart from ours? The spice factor, of course! While traditionally the Bloody Maria is served with a pickled jalapeño, the recipe also calls for extra lashings of hot sauce. That’s bound to help you sweat out any hangover!


2 oz. tequila
4 oz. tomato juice
½ tsp. freshly grated horseradish
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes of Tabasco sauce
½ teaspoon jalapeño juice
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of black pepper

1 pinch celery seeds
Juice from 1 fresh lemon
1 pickled jalapeño

4. Mexican Coffee

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered as that’s why the Mexican’s invented Kahlua. If you need a pick-me-up that’s a little stronger than your standard cup of java, look no further than the Latin version of an Irish coffee.


2 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. tequila
1 cup of black coffee
Dollop of whipped cream on top


5. Tequila Tonic or TnT

If you’ve got simple tastes, then this is the drink for you. Refreshingly basic, it’s Mexico’s answer to our classic G&T – but with extra lime!


1 part tequila
2 parts tonic water
Fresh limes

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