Mexican Cocktails for Summer to Keep You Cool

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina, MAWith summer upon us, it is time to dream up some new summer cocktails that are as cool as they are tasty!

Some of the ingredients in these cocktails recipes are distinctly Mexican. Tequila, for example, is made from the blue agave plant that is grown primarily around the area surrounding Tequila, Mexico. It is the soil in this region that provides the nutrients for the agave plant to grow healthy to produce flavorful tequila. Another ingredient you will come across when making Mexican cocktails is guava nectar. Guava nectar is a rich, sweet juice that is packed with flavor. It is often used in cocktail recipes and is popular in tropical regions.

If you are looking for a cool summer treat, check out these unique Mexican cocktail recipes from Food.com.

Mexican Milkshake

Smooth and creamy, this drink is a delicious twist on the classic milkshake!

Ingredients:

½ ounce Tequila

½ ounce Vodka

¾ ounce Kahlua

1 ½ ounces of heavy cream

crushed ice

Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Mexican Iceberg

The lime sherbet in this cocktail cools the drink, adds flavor, all while packing a punch!

Ingredients:

½ cup ice

2 ounces of Tequila

1 ounce of Blue Curacao

1 ounce Triple Sec

1 scoop of lime sherbet

Directions:

To a blender, add ice and all ingredients except sherbet. Blend until ice is fully crushed and liquid is frothy. To a cocktail glass, add the sherbet. Top with the blender mixture. The sherbet will float underneath like an iceberg.

Rosé Sangria with Pineapple and Guava

Perfect for spring and summer, this cocktail is best made a day ahead of time.

1 (750 ml) bottle rose wine

4 (6 ounce) cans pineapple juice

2 (11 ½ ounce) cans of guava nectar

4 cinnamon sticks

2 cups of fresh pineapple cut into ¾ inch cubes

2 oranges, halved through the stem end and sliced thinly, crosswise

Ice

Directions:

Mix first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher. Save out some of the orange slices (about 12) for garnishing and add the remaining slices to pitcher. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight. Fill glasses with ice, pour sangria over, garnish with remaining orange slices, and serve.

Grab a glass, your sunglasses, and prepare for a sunny summer full of delicious cocktails. If you are more interested in drinking cocktails than making them, swing by Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina in Acton, Groton, Lunenburg, Lexington, and Woburn. For more great recipes, tips, and tricks, be sure to check out our blog!