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Adding Some Spice from South of the Border to the Bar

Last updated 5 years ago

Flavors from our neighbors to the south are sure to put a new spin on your favorite night out.  Try something new from this list of Mexico-inspired cocktails. These appetizing drink descriptions will inspire bar-goers and bartenders alike to expand their taste horizons.

Mexican Martini: This cocktail, also known as a “Mexi-tini”, adds a tropical twist to the familiar martini recipe. The Mexi-tini’s bright orange color makes it a great addition to any Mexico-themed celebration. Mixing this drink is a breeze too—you simply combine tequila, orange juice, and orange vodka to your cocktail shaker and serve over ice. You can also add an orange peel as garnish.

Classic Margarita: You can enhance the flavor and authenticity of your margaritas by investing in a high-quality tequila. The subtle Avion Anejo, for example, will add a rich smoothness to your margarita.  You should also consider Espolon Blanco if you’re looking for a 100% blue-agave tequila at an affordable price. The bold flavor of this old-fashioned tequila is guaranteed to impress your guests.

Traditional Paloma: The Paloma is one the most popular tequila cocktails from south of the border. This refreshing cocktail combines tequila, lime juice, and a healthy shot of grapefruit soda. The mix of tropical flavors, fizzy consistency, and tequila make this cocktail unmistakably Mexican. Choose this cocktail if you’re looking for a truly exotic experience.

Cerveza: You can enjoy Mexican flavors out of a chilled beer bottle too. Most Mexican beers (or cervezas) resemble American pale lagers in terms body and flavor. Popular brands of Mexican beer include Dos Equis, Carta Blanca, and Negra Modelo.

Instructors at the Professional Bartending Schools of America can teach you how to make these and other tasty cocktails. In fact, our diverse Mixology courses give our students a valuable edge in the workforce.  Makes sure you receive the very best bartender training available by calling us at (513) 542-3500. Visit our website to find the bartending school nearest you. 


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