In the Aztec country there are a series of traditions, culture and gastronomy that make its cocktails unique.
Mexican gastronomy is best known for dishes such as tacos or enchiladas, or its delicious guacamole, but there are a variety of Mexican cocktails that make this cuisine one of the most complete and tasty in the world.
In fact, I’m sure some of them ring a bell and you’ve tried them. In any case, here are some unique combinations that we are sure you haven’t tried yet.
It is important to know that Mexican cuisine has a wide variety of flavours. On the one hand there are the sweet flavours received from Spain, and on the other hand, a tradition of intense and spicy flavours coming from the Mesoamerican culture.
If we talk about Mexican drinks, it is inevitable not to mention tequila or mezcal. These alcoholic beverages are of great intensity, developed to be drunk slowly. But in this article we wanted to go a little further.
The 10 most exquisite Mexican cocktails
The Vampiro is the Mexican option to the classic Bloody Mary prepared with Vodka. In the case of the Vampiro, other ingredients are added to give it an even more Mexican touch.
To prepare this tasty cocktail we need to combine Tequila with a few drops of lime juice, sangria and grapefruit soda. It is then served in a frosted glass with salt and lots of ice.
The Charro negro
The Charro Negro is the closest thing to the traditional “cuba libre” (cola with rum and ice). In the Mexican version, tequila becomes the star of the cocktail. The Charro Negro contains a slice of lemon, cola and tequila instead of rum.
The Michelada is equivalent to coolness, because it is usually drunk very cold when temperatures are high, making it a refreshing option with a lot of flavour.
The main ingredient is beer, which has to be as cold as possible and used to be a clear beer. Afterwards, lemon juice and ice are added and it is served in a frosted glass with salt on the rim.
Other ingredients such as hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce can also be added.
Margarita is the most famous Mexican cocktail in the world and the one you can find in absolutely every destination in Mexico and in any Mexican restaurant here in Spain.
The Margarita is a very variable cocktail, the original being a lemon cocktail.
Nowadays you can find a great diversity of flavours such as tamarind, pineapple or mango among others. The main essence of the Margarita is undoubtedly Tequila, which is mixed with Cointreau, lemon and sugar.
Find out how we prepare the Margarita at Las Taquerias de Birra!
The piña colada is a cocktail made from coconut cream, rum and pineapple juice. Thanks to this combination, a thick and refreshing taste is achieved.
It is also a very common cocktail that you can enjoy in almost any restaurant or cocktail bar.
The Siete Chiles
This cocktail is the closest thing to pure Mexican flavour. It is made with a concentrate of seven chillies, and a light dash of tequila, making it an intense drink with a very spicy flavour.
This cocktail is one of the most famous in Mexico City. The Paloma is made with tequila and grapefruit and lime soda.
The paloma should be presented in a salt-frosted glass with a frosted rim and the drink should be served extremely cold.
In Mexico it is very popular to drink it before meals or on hot days, as it is a very refreshing and tasty cocktail.
The Ruso Negro, or Black Russian, is a popular cocktail in Mexico City. Made with vodka, Kahlua and ice cubes, the Ruso Negro is a Mexican cocktail that surprises most people because its origin is not Russian, but Mexican.
It is true that the vodka comes from Russia, but the coffee-flavoured Kahlua liqueur comes from the state of Veracruz, which makes it a Mexican cocktail and not a Russian one.
The White Russian is very similar to the Black Russian, due to the use of Kahlua liqueur as one of the main ingredients.
The White Russian combines Kahlua and ice cubes just like the Black Russian, but the ingredient that differentiates the two cocktails is milk, hence the name White Russian.
Curado de Pulque
The Curado de Pulque is a pre-Hispanic drink that cannot be exported, so the ingredients in this cocktail can be surprising. This signature cocktail from the Aztec country is a favourite in Mexico City.
The Curado de Pulque is a viscous and healthy drink made with various fruit or nut flavours. Pulque is an alcohol made from the fermented sap of the agave plant.
And for you, what is your favourite Mexican cocktail? Have we forgotten any of them? Comment and leave us your opinion about these typical Mexican cocktails or others that we haven’t mentioned or that you would like us to include in our menu.
Remember! At Taqueria de Birra we are experts in tacos and Mexican food since 1989, so if you want to try some tacos in the purest Mexican style, we invite you to order to take away or come and try them in our establishments in C/ Don Pedro, 11 and Plaza de las Comendadoras, 2.