Mexican-Inspired Drinks and Cocktails

Mexican food isn't just about pairing chips with margaritas (though we do love those, too). Get creative with cocktails and make horchata, micheladas and more.

Photo By: Stephen Murello ©Stephen Murello

Photo By: Stephen Murello ©Stephen Murello

Horchata

This traditional and sweet horchata, or rice-milk drink, is blended smooth and served with cinnamon.

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Michelada

Think of a Bloody Mary but with a beer base. This cocktail gets its kick from hot sauce and chili powder with a refreshing squeeze of lime.

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Mango-Guava Batidos

Blend guava nectar with milk, vanilla, sugar and frozen mango chunks until frothy.

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Lime-Shaped Margarita Gelatin Shots

Cut limes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh out of both halves to replace it with a spiked gelatin mixture. Once set in the fridge, cut each half into 2 wedges, sprinkle with salt and shoot!

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Michelada

This beer-based cocktail is best made with a Pilsner-style beer like Modelo Especial. Careful — both hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce give it a kick.

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Horchata

Aaron Sanchez's traditional horchata is creamy and refreshing. For a smoother finish strain the mixture through cheesecloth or a fine sieve before serving over ice.

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Tequila Refresca

Tequila isn't just for margaritas. Serve it on the rocks with grapefruit soda and a splash of Campari.

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