What are good cocktails that pair with Mexican food?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some great cocktails that would pair well with Mexican food based on their ingredients and flavors. Here are the top recommendations: 1. **Mexican Margarita** 2. **Margarita** 3. **Spanish Margarita** 4. **Moët Margarita** 5. **Tecate Paloma** These cocktails have the right balance of flavors and alcohol content to complement the spices and bold flavors typically found in Mexican cuisine. Enjoy!
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Mexican Food Pairing

You asked: Best cocktails to pair with Mexican food. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in Mexico and has become a beloved drink all over the world....

Triple Sec (20ml), Lime juice (15ml), Tequila (50ml), Salt (Pinch)

4 ingredients
4.98 / 5

Moët Margarita

The Moët Margarita is a luxurious and sophisticated variation of the classic Margarita cocktail. It combines the zesty and refreshing...

Orange liqueur (7.5ml), Lime juice (7.5ml), Tequila (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Champagne / prosecco (90ml), Salt (Pinch)

6 ingredients
4.87 / 5

Mexican Margarita

The Mexican Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in Mexico and has become a worldwide favorite. With its bold...

Cointreau (120ml), Lime juice (120ml), Tequila (120ml), Salt (Pinch)

4 ingredients
4.77 / 5

Tecate Paloma

The Tecate Paloma is a refreshing cocktail that embodies a fusion between a traditional Mexican Paloma and a beer-based drink....

Tequila (45ml), Lager (360ml), Grapefruit Juice (15ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Spanish Margarita

From the Licor 43 Website, which states: "For the brave ones. An ardent and energetic combination."

Tequila (60ml), Sour Mix (90ml), Vanilla liqueur (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Tequila Mix

The Tequila Mix is a vibrant cocktail that combines the bold flavor of Tequila Añejo with the tartness of fresh...

Lime juice (30ml), Grenadine (15ml), Tequila Añejo (45ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.62 / 5

Dancing Mexican

The Dancing Mexican is a bold and spicy cocktail that packs a punch of flavor. This drink is perfect for...

Orange juice (10ml), Green Chartreuse (10ml), Tequila (10ml), Tabasco Sauce (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Margarita #2

The Margarita is a popular and refreshing cocktail that is believed to have originated in Mexico in the 1930s. It...

Lime juice (30ml), Triple Sec (30ml), Tequila (60ml), Sour Mix (60ml), Salt (Pinch)

5 ingredients
3.6 / 5

Spicy Mexican

The Spicy Mexican cocktail is a bold and fiery blend characterized by the unconventional combination of sambuca, vodka, and tequila....

Sambuca (30ml), Vodka (30ml), Tequila (30ml), Tabasco Sauce (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.57 / 5

Mexican Mojito

The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that is traditionally made with white rum. In nearby Mexico the local alcohol,...

Lime juice (30ml), Mint Leaves (8), Soda water (Dash), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Tequila (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What flavors in cocktails complement Mexican food?

Cocktails with citrusy, spicy, or smoky flavors often complement Mexican dishes well, as they can balance out the spice and richness of the food.

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Are margaritas a good choice with Mexican food?

Yes, margaritas are a popular choice because their citrusy and slightly salty flavors enhance the seasoning and spices in Mexican cuisine.

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Can I pair a sweet cocktail with Mexican food?

Sweet cocktails can work, especially if they have a hint of citrus or spice to complement the flavors of Mexican dishes without overwhelming the palate.

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What non-alcoholic drinks pair well with Mexican food?

Non-alcoholic drinks like agua frescas, made with fresh fruit and sometimes herbs, or horchata, a sweet rice milk drink, pair wonderfully with Mexican cuisine.

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How do you balance the spice of Mexican food with cocktails?

Opt for cocktails with ingredients like lime, mint, or cucumber, which provide a refreshing counterbalance to the heat of spicy dishes.

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