17 Non-Alcoholic Mexican-Inspired Drinks to Try
Everyone loves a margarita, but Mexican cuisine has many drinks to offer that go beyond tequila-laden citrus drinks. If you're looking to skip the alcohol, this list of Mexican non-alcoholic drinks has something for everyone. From refreshing summer fruit drinks to warm, winter drinks, these popular Mexican drinks are all made without alcohol, so you can quench your thirst without the tequila. Read on for non-alcoholic Mexican drinks you need to try.
Refreshing Oatmeal Drink (Agua de Avena)
"This is a refreshing drink from Mexico that is very similar to horchata but healthier and easier to make! Serve cold," says recipe creator Becky Perez.
Any fruit of your choice can be substituted for melons in this easy recipe. "I really liked this! It would make a great summertime party mocktail," says reviewer Paula.
Quick Vegan Warm Sweet Cinnamon Milk
This vegan drink is inspired by the taste of horchata. Reviewer France C describes it as, "A tasty drink for a cool autumn night. Very easy to make and quick to prepare."
Recipe creator Lizzie says, "Atole is a popular Mexican hot beverage, thickened with masa and flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar. Try this soothing beverage after dinner or in the afternoon with some cookies. You can be creative and add some pureed fruit if you wish!"
Watermelon Agua Fresca
A traditional Mexican drink, this time made with watermelon. Reviewer naples34102 says, "Such a pretty, fresh tasting, pleasantly sweet treat! I never had this before and it was such a nice surprise to find just how darn good this was."
Chef John's Watermelon Agua Fresca
"'Watermelonade' is exactly what this is — here in Mexico, agua fresca con limon is limonada, or lemonade," says reviewer MexicoKaren. "Where I live, on the west coast of Mexico, agua fresca is made with every fruit imaginable... And straining the pulp makes all the difference — thanks for the tip, Chef John."
Rated G Mexican Coffee
Take your morning coffee up a notch with brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream."This is so tasty! I made it as a pick me up for two friends that were having a rough day. They really enjoyed it," says reviewer MrsFisher0729.
Chef John's Horchata
"When it comes to delicious, unique, and refreshing summer drinks, it's hard to beat horchata," says Chef John. "We're doing a Mexican-style horchata, which is done with rice and almonds. The result is something that sort of looks like milk, but is much lighter, and pairs perfectly with all your favorite summer foods."
Sugar-Free Mojito Punch
It's a mojito minus the calories. Reviewer Christina says, "This is sooo refreshing and I LOVE that there is no wasted calories! Made as written, but except for adding in the ice, I just poured it over ice, so it wouldn't become watered down. This is gonna be great for the summer!"
Agua Fresca de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade)
Another agua fresca makes the list, this time made from cucumbers and lime juice. "This is a delicious and refreshing way to up your water intake throughout the day! I really think people who aren't fond of cucumber by itself will like this," says reviewer Paula.
Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate
"A hot chocolate with a bit of spice. Delish! A great hot drink to serve on a cold snowy day," says reviewer Lela.
Mayan Mocha Powder
This coffee powder can be stored in an airtight container for enjoyment anytime. "I've never had a cocoa-coffee drink with cayenne in it, but I loved that little kick that it gives this drink," says reviewer lutzflcat. "Honestly, I seldom like any of these powder drink mixes that have instant coffee in them, but this one worked for me. Who knows, maybe even try it on ice for the summer."
Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)
"Fresh fruit waters, or Aguas de Frutas, made with crushed or blended fruit are a common and popular drink all over Mexico. This recipe is extremely flavorful and refreshing, especially when fresh strawberries are in season," says recipe creator Olivia.
It's our most popular horchata recipe, and for good reason. Reviewer Noemi says, "I have been looking for an authentic horchata recipe for a long time... glad to say that I have finally found it!"
Tamarind Agua Fresca
"This is another favorite agua fresca drink of mine. The tamarind has a sweet and sour kind of taste to it," says recipe creator Sherbear1. "You can find tamarind concentrate in most Mexican or Asian markets. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve."
Agua Fresca de Pina y Pepino (Pineapple and Cucumber)
This cool and refreshing agua fresca features pineapple and cucumber (pina y pepino). "Adjust the sweetener depending on how sweet your pineapple is," says Yoly.
Champurrado is a traditional Mexican chocolate drink. Reviewer BonitaMinina says, "It's absolutely delicious. Good on the thickness and sweetness."
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