Top 10 Classic Mexican Cocktails Everyone Should Know
When you think about Mexican drinks, the first thing that comes to our mind is tequila, margaritas that gained a lot of popularity from all over the world. But did you know there are plenty more flavorful Mexican cocktails that you might not be familiar with? Here are the 10 most popular Mexican cocktails that you should definitely try from the best Mexican restaurant in Hong Kong.
One of the most famous tequila-based cocktails which are made with Cointreau, lime juice, and tequila. There are many variations of this cocktail available, some served frozen margarita which is blended with ice or on the rocks over ice. Usually, the glass of the cocktail is rubbed with lemon or lime and then spun in salt or sugar. Must try traditional margaritas in fruity flavors that you will get at any Mexican restaurant in Hong Kong.
Another variation of the famous Margaritas is Mexican Martini which is made with a combination of Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Olive Brine, and Orange Juice. All ingredients are shaken with ice and then strained into a chilled salt-rimmed martini glass and garnished with a few green olives on a skewer.
Have you ever heard about beer cocktails? If not then must try Micheladas at least once in your life. This classic beer mocktail is made from mixing together Lime Juice, Mexican Hot Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Pepper, Topped with Mexican Beer. Try this cocktail today that comes with many forms.
A basic yet classic Mexican cocktail known as Paloma consists of tequila and soda and is mixed with lime juice and grapefruit juice that makes it a perfect combination of sweet and tart. This type of cocktail you can easily found ready-made in soda cans. It’s a great pre-meal beverage that is delightfully refreshing and can beat the heat of Hong Kong city. In Mexican restaurants, the cocktail is usually served on the rocks in a highball glass with a lime wedge garnishing.
The Mexican cocktails list is incomplete without mentioning Tequila Sour which is combined with tequila, lemon juice, and sugar syrup. After that, all ingredients are shaken properly with ice and then strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Before serving, it is garnished with a lemon wheel or a cherry. Many versions are available for this tequila sour cocktail and one of the most famous is egg whites which are added to this cocktail a foamy head when shaken. The reason behind doing this is to make the drink lighter and more refreshing.
For those who love spicy food and drinks, this is just for you. This spicy non-alcoholic cocktail is usually served as a palate cleanser along with tequila. If we talk about the traditional Mexican version of this cocktail which is made up of hot sauce, chili powder, orange juice, grapefruit, and citrus juices such as lime and much more, this cocktail is locals favorite.
This is another Mexican cocktail that comes with a simple structure with a combination of tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice. It is similar to Margharita, yet it has a distinctive aroma which makes it unique and served in a cocktail glass with a lime twist and garnishes with pineapple.
It’s an aromatic-fruity flavor made up of tequila, banana liqueur, and lime-flavored margarita. All ingredients are mixed properly and should be poured into a salt-rimmed highball glass which is filled with ice and is garnished with a slice of banana or lime. Just like margaritas this is also prepared in a frozen version.
No matter what the season is, it’s always sangria time. The classic Mexican wine cocktail is loaded with fruit, and it’s endlessly customizable. It’s all your choice whether you want to drink your sangria with red wine or white wine. So whenever you are in Hong Kong, must try this classic cocktail from the best Mexican restaurant.
Another spicy drink is made by combining a touch of lime juice with tequila, tomato juice, orange juice, lime juice, salt, pepper, hot chili peppers or hot pepper sauce, and honey or grenadine syrup. For an extra refreshing kick, plenty of ice is added.