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

The Michelada

Fine Cooking Magazine

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.

Total: 30 mins
Total: 25 mins

Ruby 'Rita

Stevia In The Raw®

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.

Ginger Peach Margaritas

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 10 mins

Mojito Fresco

Fitness

Light rum, lime, and fresh mint make this classic drink perfect for summer parties.

Icy Holiday Margaritas

Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry-raspberry juice gives these festive cocktails their bright red color. Serve these frosty drinks at your next party.

Total: 10 mins

Mango Margaritas

Heart-Healthy Living

For an alcohol-free drink, simply omit the tequila. The tropical fruit provides all the flavor you need.

Total: 15 mins

Sangria Sparkler

Fitness

Using light orange juice cuts the calories in this summer fruit and wine drink.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Fine Cooking Magazine

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.

Tamarind Agua Fresca

Better Homes and Gardens

This refreshing lemonade-like drink is served at almost every meal on Mexican ranches.

Total: 5 mins

Frozen Lime Margaritas

Fitness

Frozen limeade makes these chilly cocktails a fun, citrusy drink for parties.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

EatingWell

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.

Total: 4 hrs 15 mins

Latin Limeade

EatingWell

A bracing drink traditionally sweetened with unrefined sugar.

Total: 10 mins

Easy Herb-Inspired Cocktail: Gin with Basil and Lime

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.

How To Make a Rocks Margarita

Its 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.

How to Make Fruit Smoothies

Learn how to make fruit smoothies, and you'll always have the perfect summer snack solution. These snack/drink hybrids are delicious and refreshing, but the true triumph is in how waistline-friendly they are. Practically any fruit mixture you choose will provide healthy doses of Vitamin C and dietary fiber, not to mention the more specific benefits of individual fruits. Perhaps best of all, these little miracle drinks are super simple to make. When you know how to make fruit smoothies, you can spend the rest of the summer happily sipping away.

A Craving for Cranberries

Betcha when you think "cranberries," you almost automatically think "sauce" -- and no doubt, cranberries do a noble job serving as the sweet-tart foil to Thanksgiving's main event: the turkey. But these ruby-red berries are incredibly versatile--they have a bright, fruit-forward flavor that lends itself to appetizers (especially those with mild cheese), drinks (from cocktails to refreshing teas and punches), side dishes (they add a nice crunch, color, and spark to rice), and desserts, where they play nicely with a whole host of other fruits and spices. Plus, that slight sourness is a boon when you're pairing the berries with ubersweet ingredients like apples, apricots, and peaches.

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