Cooling down is a part of life in Mexico, and whether it's in response to the desert sun or a spicy enchilada, Mexican drinks are built to do the job. Mix up a Mexican drink or two for your next party, or just a hot afternoon in the shade.See Popular Mexican Drinks Recipes
Light a fire to evening with this flaming cocktail featuring the favorite south-of-the border spirit: tequila, of course. It's an especially good choice in 2010, the Mexican Bicentenial year. This drink will be a real crowd pleaser whenever you serve it.
Mexico celebrates the bicentennial of its Independence Day this week and what better way to join in the festivities than with a refreshing Margarita. This Blood Orange variation will set you free.
Soy milk and orange juice add a healthy twist to this classic drink.
Pomegranate juice and lime juice make this a cocktail with benefits. Berry-flavored herb tea and stevia help keep it slim. The unique directions for salting the rim are easier and leave just the right amount on the glass and keeps it on the outside so you get a perfect contrast of fruit-kissed 'Rita and salt.
This beer cocktail is simple and delicious. For an even simpler version--the Chelada--salt the rim of an ice-filled pint glass, add light lager and fresh lime juice, and enjoy.
Light rum, lime, and fresh mint make this classic drink perfect for summer parties.
For an alcohol-free drink, simply omit the tequila. The tropical fruit provides all the flavor you need.
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Curls of chocolate top this frothy cold-weather drink.
Cranberry-raspberry juice gives these festive cocktails their bright red color. Serve these frosty drinks at your next party.
Aromatic fresh ginger lends its signature flavor to these inspired frozen cocktails, a celebration of the juicy, succulent peach. When buying peaches, look for intensely fragrant fruit that gives slightly to palm pressure. Avoid those with signs of greening.
Make-ahead punches ease party-day chores. Prepare the base for this fruit punch up to 24 hours ahead. Then add carbonated water and ice just before serving.
This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day.