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Delicious Mexican Alcoholic Beverages

The margarita is not the only Mexican alcoholic beverages for Cinco de Mayo. If you’re in the mood to try something new with a Latin flare, consider the following cocktails.

Beyond The Margarita, Delicious Mexican Alcoholic Beverages

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Beyond The Margarita, Delicious Mexican Alcoholic Beverages

To be sure, the margarita has its place in the hearts and stomachs of the world. It’s a classically delicious adult beverage that can be prepared and enjoyed in a number of ways. However, the margarita is not the only Mexican alcoholic beverage. If you’re in the mood to try something new with a Latin flare, consider the following cocktails.

mexican adult cocktails

Sangria

This bright red cocktail gets its name from the word ‘sangre,’ Spanish for blood. It is usually made with red wine.

Delicious Mexican Alcoholic Beverages

Ingredients:

  • 3 fl oz red wine
  • 2 fl oz Spanish brandy
  • 1 fl oz orange juice
  • ice cubes
  • soda water to top up
  • 1 slice of orange or lime
  • Sliced Strawberries

Directions:

1. Pour red wine, brandy and orange juice over ice cubes and sliced strawberries in an eight ounce highball glass. Stir well to mix.

2. Top with soda water and serve garnished with a slice of orange or lime.

3. Enjoy!

Tequila Sunrise

While it was originally created in Arizona, this drink quickly became a favorite. There are actually more than ten different versions of the original, which was reportedly created in the 1930’s.

tequila sunrise

Ingredients:

  • 2 fl oz tequila
  • 4 fl oz fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine
  • ice cubes
  • 1 slice of orange

 


 

Directions:

1. Pour the tequila and orange juice into a cocktail shaker along with ice cubes. Shake well to mix.

2. Strain the mixture over ice cubes and pour into an eight ounce highball glass.

3. Add the grenadine slowly by tilting the glass such that it goes to the bottom of the glass. It’ll look like a sunrise as the red grenadine gradually rises through the orange liquid.

4. Garnish with slice of orange and serve.

5. Enjoy!

Pina Colada

Translated it means strained pineapple. This cocktail originated in Puerto Rico in 1954 and has since gone onto fame including a mention in a 1970’s song by Rupert Holmes.

pina colada

Ingredients:

  • Light rum 3 oz.
  • Coconut milk or coconut cream – 3 Tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Wedges of pineapple

Directions:

1. Blend the rum, coconut milk, crushed ice, and crushed pineapple on high for a few seconds. Be careful not to blend too long or you’ll end up with a smoothie.

2. Strain the mixture into a fourteen ounce Collins glass and adorn with pineapple wedges.

3. Enjoy!

Yield: 3

Delicious Mexican Alcoholic Beverages

tequila sunrise

The margarita is not the only Mexican alcoholic beverages. If you’re in the mood to try something new with a Latin flare, consider the following cocktails.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Sangria Ingredients

  • 3 fl oz red wine
  • 2 fl oz Spanish brandy
  • 1 fl oz orange juice
  • ice cubes
  • soda water to top up
  • 1 slice of orange or lime
  • Sliced Strawberries

Tequila Sunrise Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz tequila
  • 4 fl oz fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine
  • ice cubes
  • 1 slice of orange

Pina Colada Ingredients

  • Light rum 3 oz.
  • Coconut milk or coconut cream - 3 Tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Wedges of pineapple

Instructions

Sangria Directions:

  1. Pour red wine, brandy and orange juice over ice cubes and sliced strawberries in an eight ounce highball glass. Stir well to mix.
  2. Top with soda water and serve garnished with a slice of orange or lime.
  3. Enjoy!

Tequila Sunrise Directions:

  1. Pour the tequila and orange juice into a cocktail shaker along with ice cubes. Shake well to mix.
  2. Strain the mixture over ice cubes and pour into an eight ounce highball glass.
  3. Add the grenadine slowly by tilting the glass such that it goes to the bottom of the glass. It’ll look like a sunrise as the red grenadine gradually rises through the orange liquid.
  4. Garnish with slice of orange and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

Pina Colada Directions:

  1. Blend the rum, coconut milk, crushed ice, and crushed pineapple on high for a few seconds. Be careful not to blend too long or you’ll end up with a smoothie.
  2. Strain the mixture into a fourteen ounce Collins glass and adorn with pineapple wedges.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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These are just three of the many fun and interesting adult beverages you can make. If you’re looking to have a Mexican or Latin themed party, consider adding all of them to your cocktail menu. And of course, don’t forget the margaritas!

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Beyond The Margarita, Delicious Mexican Alcoholic Beverages

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