Mexican Drink Recipes

Complete your Mexican menu with classic Mexican drink recipes like horchata, aguas frescas, Mexican hot chocolate, and tequila cocktails.

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Lola's Horchata

Rating: 4.42 stars
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A very easy way to make great horchata!

Tamarind Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.33 stars
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This is another favorite agua fresca drink of mine. The tamarind has a sweet and sour kind of taste to it. You can find tamarind concentrate in most Mexican or Asian markets. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Sangrita Fresca (Mexican Sangrita)

Rating: 4 stars
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Sangrita is a favorite Mexican chaser that is traditionally served alongside a shot of tequila. Serve sangrita at your next party, and guests will be talking about it the next day!

Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.56 stars
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A very refreshing drink. You may also use cantaloupe or honeydew melon. These taste like the juices served in authentic Mexican restaurants. Serve in tall glasses over ice.
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Agua Fresca de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade)

Rating: 4.77 stars
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This is another common agua fresca from Mexico. Refreshing, healthy, and delicious! Serve over ice.

Vanessa's Horchata

Rating: 4 stars
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Just as yummy as taqueria horchata!

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Water)

Rating: 4.81 stars
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This drink is served throughout Mexico. It is nice and refreshing. It is similar to a tart cranberry tea drink. You may add more or less sugar to your taste if you prefer. Enjoy!

Licuado de Mango

Rating: 3.41 stars
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Every town in Mexico has someone selling this fabulously refreshing drink. Try experimenting with other fruit!

Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate with Chile

Rating: 5 stars
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To make this authentic Mexican hot chocolate, you need Mexican hot chocolate tablets or squares which gives it its unique taste. Eat the chile only if you can handle it!

Mexican Atole

Rating: 4 stars
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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!

Spicy Mezcal Margarita

Rating: 5 stars
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Hot peppers and mezcal, a smokier version of tequila, make this the perfect summer cocktail.

Refreshing Oatmeal Drink (Agua de Avena)

Rating: 4.36 stars
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This is a refreshing drink from Mexico that is very similar to horchata but healthier and easier to make! Serve cold.
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Tequila Sunrise

Rating: 4.52 stars
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This pretty drink with layers of orange juice and grenadine is delicious on a hot day. The fact that the ratio of juice to tequila is high makes it a good choice for a brunch cocktail.