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10 Popular Mexican Drinks

Mexico is known for its vibrant and flavorful cuisine, and its drinks are no exception. From spicy cocktails to sweet and fruity aguas frescas, there is a wide variety of Mexican drinks to choose from. Here are the 10 most popular Mexican drinks that you should definitely try!

a photo of a glass filled with the ultimate classic margarita recipe


The margarita is perhaps the most well-known Mexican drink. Made with tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. You can make it in a variety of ways too. You can make a classic margarita or you can make a flavored version like this yummy blood orange margarita or even this gorgeous blueberry margarita.

Tequila Sunrise

This classic cocktail is made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, which gives it its signature sunrise-like appearance. It’s often served in a tall glass with ice and is a popular choice for a sweet and refreshing cocktail that’s served ice cold.

Michelada cocktail with a beer and a pitcher in the background


This Mexican cocktail is made with beer, lime juice, and a variety of spices and seasonings. It’s often served in a salt-rimmed glass and is similar to a Chelada, except that it’s spicy thanks to the addition of hot sauce!

Grapefruit Paloma with fresh grapefruit wedges.


The paloma is a refreshing mix of tequila, grapefruit juice, and club soda. It’s often garnished with a slice of grapefruit and is a popular choice for a light and fruity cocktail. Plus who can resist that elegant, gorgeous color?


Atole is a thick and creamy drink made from masa, a type of cornmeal. It’s often flavored with fruit or spices like cinnamon and vanilla. It is a popular choice for a warm and comforting drink, especially during winter and around the holidays.

Agua de Jamaica

Also known as hibiscus water, agua de Jamaica is a sweet and tart drink made from dried hibiscus flowers. It’s often served over ice and is a refreshing choice on a hot day.

Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca is a light non-alcoholic Mexican drink that can come in a wide variety of flavors. It is usually made with one or more fruits and even flowers, like in the agua de jamaica example above. Some popular flavors include pineapple-strawberry, blueberry or even cantaloupe.

overhead shot of two drinking glasses filled with ice cubes and horchata, and garnished with a cinnamon stick


Horchata is a sweet and creamy drink made from soaked and ground rice, almonds, and cinnamon. It’s often served chilled and is a popular choice for a refreshing and sweet treat.

Tamarindo (Agua de Tamarindo)

This sweet and sour drink is made from tamarind, a tropical fruit with a unique flavor. It’s often mixed with sugar and spices to create a refreshing and fruity drink.

Chocolate Caliente

As the name suggests, this drink is a hot chocolate made with Mexican chocolate, which is made with a blend of cocoa and spices. It’s often served with whipped cream or marshmallows and is a popular choice for a rich and indulgent treat.

Ponche de frutas navideño in a cup with fruit and a cinnamon stick.


Ponche is a festive Mexican drink sweetened with piloncillo. It features a variety of flavorful fruits like plums, pears, tejocotes, and apples. If you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat!


Tejuino is a fermented drink made from cooked corn and spices. It’s often served cold and is a popular choice for a refreshing and slightly sweet drink.

Looking for even more easy cocktails and drinks to try? Check out our recipe finder for 800+ ideas and counting! You also might like our post about the most popular Mexican desserts.

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