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20 Mexican Beverages: From Margaritas to Horchata

FEBRUARY 10, 2023
MEXICAN
BEVERAGES
20 Mexican Beverages: From Margaritas to Horchata
Whether you're seeking the sultry notes of a classic Margarita or the earthy freshness of traditional Horchata, Mexican beverages have something for everyone. The depth and diversity of Mexican drink culture remains a largely untapped source of inspiration and celebration in the world of gastronomy. Their flavours are wildly diverse, ranging from sweet and tangy to fiery and robust. In this list of 20 favourite Mexican beverages, you'll uncover the magic and personality encapsulated in each drink. We will journey through the heritage of Tequila to the blossoming prominence of Mezcal and the explosive, delightful confusion of a Michelada. We will revel in the natural sweetness of Tepache, the rustic charm of Pulque, and lightly floral Aguas Frescas. As the sun dips below the horizon, let us sit back, relax, and bask in the spirit of Mexico by exploring this captivating list of traditional and modern Mexican beverages. Each sends a riveting, dynamic symphony of flavours dancing across your palate, painting a delicious picture of Mexico’s effervescent, colourful, and vivacious drink culture.
Will Cook for Smiles

Michelada

It’s a great, refreshing Mexican cocktail that combines light and crisp Mexican beer with bold, mouthwatering ingredients like hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, spiced salt, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
7
5 min
TOTAL TIME
190
CALORIES
$2.54
PER SERVING
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Michelada
The Forked Spoon

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Refreshing and easy to prepare, the Paloma, like the Margarita, is a tequila-based cocktail made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, and bubbly soda.
8
6,139
15
5 min
TOTAL TIME
332
CALORIES
$3.45
PER SERVING
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Paloma Cocktail Recipe
Luci's Morsels

Iced Mexican Mocha Coffee

I love the idea of Mexican mochas. I'm an iced coffee fanatic, so this was my attempt to combine my want for those warm, delicious flavors with my needs. Or maybe it's just my wants with my wants. This recipe is actually great hot or chilled, so it's perfect for everybody's wants!
12
4
10 min
TOTAL TIME
152
CALORIES
$2.54
PER SERVING
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Iced Mexican Mocha Coffee
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Muy Bueno Cookbook

Agua de Sandia

If you love watermelon then this recipe is for you. Sweeten to suit your personal taste. You have all summer to make it happen and if you find some seeds in your watermelon why not have a seed spitting contest.
2
79
150
5 min
TOTAL TIME
88
CALORIES
$0.79
PER SERVING
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Agua de Sandia
Joyous Apron

Mojito Mocktail

A virgin mojito recipe! Light and refreshing, this mojito mocktail drink is fizzy, refreshing and filled with lime and mint flavors. No alcoholic content.
1
98
10 min
TOTAL TIME
55
CALORIES
$1.04
PER SERVING
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Mojito Mocktail
Pizzazzerie

Frozen Mango Margarita

A delicious and easy Frozen Mango Margarita made with just 5 simple ingredients!
6
171
5 min
TOTAL TIME
310
CALORIES
$3.40
PER SERVING
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Frozen Mango Margarita
Spices in My DNA

Carrot Ginger Margaritas

These Carrot Ginger Margaritas are a super fresh, zingy take on the classic margarita! They're made with a fresh carrot-ginger juice you make super quickly in the blender, and then it gets shaken up with all of the classic margarita ingredients. They're super flavorful, refreshing, and perfect for s...
5,047
27
15 min
TOTAL TIME
724
CALORIES
$6.59
PER SERVING
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Carrot Ginger Margaritas
Pizzazzerie

Spicy Ranch Water

A refreshing tequila-based cocktail hailing from West Texas, but with a kick! Make these Spicy Ranch Waters, only 4 ingredients needed!
5
90
1
5 min
TOTAL TIME
209
CALORIES
$3.39
PER SERVING
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Spicy Ranch Water
Muy Bueno Cookbook

Easy Strawberry Horchata

This delicious dairy-free recipe for Easy Strawberry Horchata is a fun and fruity twist on the classic Spanish beverage. Long before plant-based milk was all the rage, horchata has been enjoyed by people around the world. Lightly sweet and creamy, this recipe highlights my favorite spring fruit.
4
636
24
2 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
224
CALORIES
$0.79
PER SERVING
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Easy Strawberry Horchata
Muy Bueno Cookbook

Agua Fresca de Pepino

A common agua fresca from Mexico. Refreshing, healthy, and delicious! Serve over ice.
11
423
1,600
5 min
TOTAL TIME
106
CALORIES
$0.46
PER SERVING
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Agua Fresca de Pepino
Melanie Makes

Kefir Horchata

My Kefir Horchata is a refreshing spin on the traditional Mexican drink made with rice, vanilla, and cinnamon. A great balance for spicy foods, enjoy it served over ice.
5
7
15 min
TOTAL TIME
221
CALORIES
$1.00
PER SERVING
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Kefir Horchata
Lettuce Veg Out

Strawberry Mojito Mocktail Recipe

Enjoy strawberry mojito mocktails any time with this deliciously refreshing recipe!Using simple ingredients, this non-alcoholic strawberry mojito is easy to make at home.
121
2 min
TOTAL TIME
46
CALORIES
$1.66
PER SERVING
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Strawberry Mojito Mocktail Recipe
A Flavor Journa

blueberry cilantro margaritas

Fresh blueberries, cilantro, citrus, and honey simple syrup bring your margarita game to the next level.  Blueberry cilantro margaritas are an awesome twist on an old favorite, and they're perfect for date night or your next brunch at home.
1
3,834
32
5 min
TOTAL TIME
633
CALORIES
$7.42
PER SERVING
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blueberry cilantro margaritas
A Sassy Spoon

Guava Coconut Lime Margarita

A refreshingly sweet margarita made with guava nectar, coconut water, fresh lime juice, tequila, agave + a coconut lime salted rim. No margarita mixes here!
2
139
3
10 min
TOTAL TIME
340
CALORIES
$3.07
PER SERVING
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Guava Coconut Lime Margarita
Dash Of Evans

Spicy Bloody Maria

This Spicy Bloody Maria is perfect for brunch! Using Tomato + Clamato juice, plus tequila this is a delicious cocktail.
2
486
CALORIES
$2.96
PER SERVING
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Spicy Bloody Maria
Simply LaKita

Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

The perfect spicy Jalapeno Margarita Recipe is great for any occasion. Filled with tequila, jalapenos, lime juice, and orange juice. Make this recipe for one and enjoy with your favorite appetizer.
1
66
36
5 min
TOTAL TIME
68
CALORIES
$0.89
PER SERVING
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Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
A Cozy Kitchen

Horchata Coffee Recipe

This Horchata Coffee consists of coffee grounds soaked with almonds, cinnamon sticks, rice and brown sugar. This steeps overnight and then blended, creating a horchata with a delicious coffee flavor.
6
466
29
4 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
673
CALORIES
$2.63
PER SERVING
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Horchata Coffee Recipe
HealthNut Nutrition

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!
13,220
5 min
TOTAL TIME
97
CALORIES
$1.64
PER SERVING
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Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca
House of Nash Eats

Horchata Mexican Drink Recipe

This Horchata Mexican drink recipe is a a slightly creamy, non-alcoholic agua fresca flavor made with cinnamon and rice and is perfectly refreshing.
52
41,115
66
8 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
249
CALORIES
$0.67
PER SERVING
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Horchata Mexican Drink Recipe
Vegan Richa

Mexican Hot chocolate Mix

Easy Vegan cinnamony spicy Mexican hot chocolate mix. Makes about 1/2 cup mix, about 4 servings depending on the quantity per cup used.
2
9
20 min
TOTAL TIME
127
CALORIES
$0.43
PER SERVING
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Mexican Hot chocolate Mix