10 Mexican Drinks Everyone Should Try 

Mexican drinks are unlike any others in the world. Their unique and bold profiles make every sip a memorable experience. From classic favorites like the Mexican mule cocktail to innovative concoctions like candy shots and espresso-liquor blends, each drink embodies Mexico’s vibrant spirit and creativity. In this blog, we explore must-try Mexican cocktails that cater to every palate.

1. Mexican Mule Cocktail

A Mexican twist on the classic Moscow Mule, this cocktail is one of the easiest drinks to make and is traditionally served in a copper mug. The copper quickly adapts to the beverage’s temperature, turning icy cold to the touch.

Combine tequila, lime juice, and ginger beer. Then, add ice cubes and garnish with a lime for a bold and crisp Mexican cocktail! 

2. Michelada

Combining beer, lime, tomato juice, and hot sauce, this spicy Mexican drink is refreshing any time of the year. Think of it as a mix between a Bloody Mary and a beer margarita. Its unique glass rim sets it apart: a blend of Old Bay, chili powder and celery salt, providing a salty, savory flair.

Its well-balanced and versatile flavor profile adds a delightful touch to any gathering, from summer parties to lively Mexican-themed brunches.

3. Mezcal Negroni

The Mezcal Negroni is a smoky and sophisticated twist on the classic Negroni cocktail. Substituting traditional gin with mezcal brings a rich, earthy flavor. Combined with sweet vermouth and Campari, it delivers a balanced yet bold profile, making it a favorite among those who appreciate complex and intriguing cocktails.


The Margarita is one of the most popular Mexican drinks for good reason. It features tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, often served with a salted rim. Variations include fruity choices such as strawberry or mango margaritas.

Create this zesty blend by combining tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for approximately 10 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with lime wedges for an extra kick!

5. Paloma

The Paloma is a Mexican cocktail that captures the essence of a refreshing summer day. It mixes tequila, grapefruit soda and a splash of lime juice. The result is a tangy and bubbly taste, perfect for happy hour! 

Fresh lime juice provides a touch of acidity to balance the soda’s sweetness. Add a pinch of salt to the glass rim to create a well-rounded drink.

6. Horchata

Horchata is a popular and refreshing Mexican beverage known for its sweet and creamy profile. Made from a blend of rice, cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar, it offers a unique and comforting flavor. The mixture is typically soaked, ground, and then strained to create a smooth, milky liquid.

Served over ice, this Mexican drink is the perfect pairing for spicy and flavorful dishes like pozole (rich brothy soup with pork) and entomatadas (rolled corn tortillas).

7. Mexican Candy Cocktail

The Mexican candy cocktail is a fiery tequila shot for those seeking bold flavors. This drink is crafted with tequila, watermelon, and Tabasco sauce and delivers a hot and sour punch. 

This recipe is inspired by the Mexican lollipop, a spicy candy with a fruit-flavored center, usually watermelon, mango, and strawberry, encased in a spicy outer layer. If you’re searching for a unique concoction to serve, the Mexican lollipop cocktail promises a playful experience.

8. Carajillo

The Carajillo is a renowned Mexican drink featuring espresso and Licor 43. This liqueur, named for its secret blend of 43 botanicals, offers notes of citrus, fruit juices, vanilla and aromatic herbs and spices.

This easy-to-prepare cocktail is usually served as a dessert drink or an after-dinner digestif.

9. Cantarito

Cool down on a hot day with a Cantarito, a revitalizing Mexican cocktail that blends tequila with freshly squeezed citrus juices and grapefruit soda. 

This drink is available at roadside stands in Mexico, where it’s served in a clay pot called a “jarrito de barro.” The clay pot became a cheap to-go cup for the cocktail, effectively keeping the drink cold.

The glass rim is dusted with chili seasoning or chamoy and adorned with citrus wheels. Certain versions may include agave nectar, fresh lemon juice or a touch of sea salt. 

10. Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise tops the list of the prettiest Mexican cocktails. This classic beverage has three ingredients: tequila, grenadine, and orange juice. It’s served unmixed to preserve its colorful layers, resembling a sunrise.


Enjoy Authentic Mexican Drinks at Benito’s

Step into Benito’s, your family-friendly haven for authentic Mexican cuisine! Sip on refreshing Mexican cocktails as you enjoy classic dishes like tacos, fajitas and enchiladas. Contact (817) 332-8633 now for bookings and inquiries.