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Two peach-coloured cocktails in short glasses with salted rims and a wedge of grapefruit

7 Mexican cocktails

Published: September 21, 2021 at 10:13 am
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Cool down with a refreshing Mexican-inspired drink, from frozen margaritas to palomas and mezcal mixes

We've got plenty of Mexican cocktails with tequila for you to try, from frozen margaritas to zesty palomas, as well as other easy Mexican cocktails including smoky mezcal sippers and fruity pineapple and chilli numbers.

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Explore our guides to the best tequila and mezcal. Looking for an affordable and eco-friendly way to keep your drinks cool? Check out the best reusable ice cubes and how to use them, or find out how to chill your drinks in style with our cocktail ice cubes guide.


7 Mexican cocktail recipes

Mezcal, pineapple and jalapeño smash

The smoky notes of the mezcal work wonderfully with the grilled pineapple and gentle heat from the chilli in this spicy drink. It’s simple to make and can easily be made into a jug cocktail for a crowd.

Mexcal cocktail

Margarita cocktail

Shake up this classic tequila cocktail then check out our refreshing twists for summer.

Margarita in a glass with copper cocktail shaker and a plate of limes behind

Paloma cocktail

The margarita's softer, breezier cousin – this tequila-based cocktail makes a great sip for the summer months, starring refreshing grapefruit.

Two peach-coloured cocktails in short glasses with salted rims and a wedge of grapefruit

Mezcal paloma

Check out this quick and easy summer cocktail recipe with mezcal, zesty limes and sweet yet slightly bitter grapefruit juice. A paloma is usually made with tequila but using mezcal instead adds a lovely smoky edge to the drink.

Mezcal Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Tommy’s cut

Tommy's cut from Joyeux Bordel balances smoky mezcal with agave, sweet vermouth and zingy pink grapefruit.


Frozen mango and lime margaritas

Margaritas are great party cocktail and make a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Our frozen margarita is the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of lime.

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Frozen margaritas recipe

Frozen margaritas

Perfect for sunny days, our frozen margarita is made with four simple ingredients and served in a salt-crusted glass.

Two frozen margaritas with lime wedges in the background

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