6 Drinks to Get Tipsy on in Mexico

It goes without saying that Mexico is an attractive vacation destination, receiving millions of tourists every year. Its dazzling beaches, exotic cities, and alluring countryside ensure a pleasurable visit no matter what type of traveler you are. In addition, Mexican culture is riveting and you’re guaranteed to make some local friends over the course of your trip.

Mexico is known for its excellent cuisine. Not only will you have a great time sampling different types of Mexican foods during your stay, you’ll also have the opportunity to try some of Mexico’s most popular drinks.

Here are some of the options you’ll find in Mexico. You owe it to yourself to sample them all and find out which is your personal favorite.

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Michelada

The michelada can be made in so many different ways and it can be quite thrilling to experiment with various recipes. The ingredients may vary depending on what region of Mexico you’re in, though three components are guaranteed: beer, lime juice, and a salted rim. A lime, hot sauce and other spices are common ingredients found in this refreshing cocktail.

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Tequila

We must not forget the tequila! This distilled alcoholic beverage is named after the city where it’s traditionally made, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Often considered a party essential, there are many different ways to drink tequila, as it’s also used as a component in many cocktails. The classic method involves drinking it pure from a shot glass, with either a wedge of lime or orange on the side. With tequila it’s imperative you drink only the best, if taste matters to you. Ask your bartender for a good recommendation, or look for the aged añejo brands.

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Margarita

The margarita is a crowd favorite tequila-based cocktail, and is always a solid choice for any cocktail enthusiast. The traditional margarita is made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, and is served on the rocks. The higher the quality of the tequila, the better the margarita will be. Be sure to try the other fruit flavored margaritas, such as mango, passion fruit, and tangerine.

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