Tag Archives: Mexican cocktails

Lake Pátzcuaro’s Paloma

In honor of #MargaritaWeek, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe that my father introduced me to on one of many family trips to Mexico. It was on a day trip to Lake Páztcuaro, Michoacán — a two-hour drive from my father’s hometown of Acámbaro, Guanajuato — that I first encountered the Paloma. As a child I used to relish watching the señoras in Pátzcuaro prepare this colorful cocktail. Read More…

Cazuela Voladora de Tequila: A Traditional Mexican Cocktail

Cazuela Voladora -- A Traditional Mexican Cocktail!

Today I celebrate another year of life and all I have to say is boy does time fly! To mark the occasion, I am sharing the recipe for this traditional Mexican cocktail. I learned to make this drink with my friend Ana and her mother on one of their trips to Colorado. It originates in La Barca, Jalisco and gets its name from the large clay bowl or cazuela in which it is served.
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Michelada (Mexican-Style Beer Cocktail)

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My sister, Vanessa, has mastered the michelada so this week you’ll hear from her about this fun and refreshing Mexican cocktail.


A michelada is like Bloody Mary’s cool Mexican cousin – only instead of vodka, it is made with beer. I perfected this recipe while visiting family in Mexico City and really like how you can add different twists to suit your own taste buds. For example, I now break up a dry chile japonés and add it to my michelada to make it extra spicy. I have even added a splash of steak sauce to create a whole new flavor profile. The key ingredients in a michelada include beer, fresh lime, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Everything else is optional. So go ahead and experiment with this recipe, and don’t be afraid to add your own flavor to the mix! – Vanessa Wiarco   Read More…