Mexican Drink Recipes

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Mexican drink recipes are full of flavor that helps them stand up to even the spiciest of entrees. The huge variety of Mexican cocktails can suit nearly any taste, and many are a breeze to make.

Basic Ingredients

If you plan to make Mexican drinks on a regular basis, it helps to stock up on some essential ingredients. The following list should give you a nice selection that is suitable for making everything from Mexican martinis to margaritas.

  • Tequila, the liquor of choice for Mexican drinks
  • Kahlua, a coffee-flavored Mexican liqueur that is dark, sweet and rich in flavor
  • Rose's Lime Juice, a mixer with a nice balance of sweet and tart
  • Fruit juices, such as lime juice, orange juice and pineapple juice
  • Triple sec and curacao liqueurs that add a hint of orange flavor
  • Grenadine, a very sweet red syrup traditionally made with pomegranate juice and sugar

A Sampling of Mexican Drink Recipes

Mexican Madras

This drink is a refreshing choice that is delightfully fruity.


  • 1 ounce of tequila
  • 1 half ounce of Rose's Lime juice
  • 1 half ounce of orange juice
  • 3 ounces of cranberry juice


Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice, and pour them into a highball glass. Garnish the glass with a slice of orange.

Peach Mexi Martini

This Mexi martini doesn't have to use peach schnapps. You can substitute nearly any fruit-flavored schnapps for variety.


  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of peach schnapps
  • 1 half ounce of Rose's Lime Juice


Pour the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain the drink into a martini glass rimmed with salt. Garnish the glass with a maraschino cherry.

Cinco De Mayo

No list of Mexican drink recipes would be complete without the Cinco De Mayo.


  • 2.5 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of grenadine
  • 1 ounce of Rose's Lime Juice


Pour the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. The drink may be strained and served in a martini glass or served over ice. Garnish it with a slice of lime and a maraschino cherry.

Blue Margarita

Many people immediately picture a Margarita when thinking about Mexican cocktail recipes. This version puts a little color into this classic drink.


  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of blue curacao
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice


Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, and serve the drink on the rocks in a margarita glass rimmed with rock salt. Garnish it with a wedge of lime. For a sweeter drink, replace fresh lime juice with Rose's Lime Juice. Some people like to serve this drink frozen, but give it a try on ice first.


Inspired by the Greyhound, this recipe simply replaces the gin with tequila.


  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 3 ounces of grapefruit juice


Pour tequila into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Add grapefruit juice and stir lightly. Some people like to add a dash of salt, while others like to rim the glass with salt as they would for a Margarita.

The Cockroach

Despite its rather unappealing name, this drink is a delicious choice that is especially suited to coffee drinkers.


  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of Kahlua
  • A splash of Bacardi 151 (optional)


Combine the Kahlua and tequila in an old fashioned glass. Sip on the cocktail as is, or add a splash of Bacardi 151 and light the drink on fire. The flame will go out as the alcohol is burned off.

Mexican Coffee

Nothing is as inviting as a coffee drink after the sun goes down.


  • 2 ounces of Kahlua
  • 1 ounce of tequila
  • 1 cup of black coffee
  • 1 ounce of whipped cream


Pour the Kahlua and tequila into a coffee mug. Add hot coffee, stir and top with whipped cream. Use chocolate shavings as a garnish if you like.

Tequila Recipes

Tequila is a staple ingredient for many cocktails from Mexico, and many more great recipes using this liquor are available. You can also try to invent your own.

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Mexican Drink Recipes