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

Easy Mexican cocktail recipes

Cool down with a refreshing Mexican-inspired drink, from frozen margaritas to palomas and mezcal mixes

Looking for easy Mexican-inspired cocktails? Want the best margarita or paloma? See our recipes for drinks ideas infused with zingy citrus and a sharp kick of sea salt. 


For more inspiration, see our tequila cocktails, agave cocktails or our ultimate collection of easy cocktails.

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.

Margarita cocktail

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

Paloma cocktail

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

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.

Frozen margaritas

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