Mexican Fruit Drinks
Tropical fruits like mango and citrus like lemon and lime make Mexican drinks as cool as a Baja breeze. Whether a special margarita or a tropical punch, Mexican fruit drinks are a great foil to spicy fare.See Popular Mexican Fruit Drinks Recipes
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.
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.
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.
Cranberry-raspberry juice gives these festive cocktails their bright red color. Serve these frosty drinks at your next party.
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.
Using light orange juice cuts the calories in this summer fruit and wine drink.
A refreshing agua fresca is a popular drink in Mexico and all over Latin America. Agua frescas are basically fresh ripe fruit juices, sweetened and served over or blended with ice. An interesting variation is to freeze a fruity white wine and then crush it and substitute it for the crushed ice. Make two batches of this recipe to serve six people.
Frozen limeade makes these chilly cocktails a fun, citrusy drink for parties.
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.
A bracing drink traditionally sweetened with unrefined sugar.
Summer is prime for all sorts of lush, fruit cocktails, but don't forget about cooling herbs like mint and basil for gin-based drinks like this one.
My first apartment had no air conditioner, which meant on sweltering summer days, I'd practically get heat-induced hallucinations of frozen drinks (not necessarily alcoholic, by the way). I would plod down to the nearby deli, where a self-serve slushie machine hummed out front. I could choose the amount of syrup (not so much), yank a lever that gave a satisfyingly old-school clunk, and out oozed the perfect mix of ice and liquid.
It??s no secret that margaritas pair perfectly with chips and salsa. To make these Mexican-inspired drinks at home, shake ice, Blanco tequila, triple sec, lime juice and pineapple juice in a shaker and then pour it into a glass.
When hot, sweaty and parched, some people go for neon-lit sport drinks. Me? I reach for fat hunks of watermelon and a stack of paper towels.
Heat got you down? No worries. We've cruised the best blogs and found that most of our favorites have recipes for cooling summer drinks--some with alcohol, some without.