Mexican Tequila

Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day: What to Drink

It is just about time to celebrate in Mexico because Independence Day is nearly here. Bacon September 16th, 1810 the people in Mexico stood up against Spain’s rule and started fighting for their country’s independence. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest, rang the church bell in Dolores, to inspire the local residents to join together to rise up against Spanish rule. Years later, Spain officially accepted in 1936 that Mexico was an independent country. Are you ready to make a toast on the night of September 15th with Mexico? If you want to celebrate in person, head to Villa La Estancia Los Cabos. Located in Baja California Sur, the hotel-condo property has special travel packages on sale right now. Plus, they have luxury beachfront residences for sale if you want a second home in Mexico. Meanwhile, read below to learn about the top drinks in Mexico.


Tequila is an authentic beverage made in Mexico that is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day. In the state of Jalisco is where tequila is made from the blue agave plant. The beginning of tequila dates back all the way back to 1000 B.C. Back then it was just called pulque, and it was created by using the agave plant’s fermented sap by the Aztecs who inhabited the region. Later, once the Spanish people arrived, they started creating tequila by adapting the pulque recipe in various ways. Did you know that high-quality tequila is not guzzled, but sipped? It’s true! Mexican people sip on their tequila in a shot glass. Some also use a touch of salt and lime after each sip.


Next, Banderitas is another great drink to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day as this is a very colorful and festive drink. The vibrant colors of green, red, and white to represent the Mexican flag are featured in this drink. Not sure what a Banderitas is? Firstly, Banderitas drink will be served in three different shot glasses. The first shot has lime juice that is green, then a high-quality tequila blanco is in the second shot glass for the white, and then a red Sangria is in the third shot glass for a chaser drink that includes orange juice and chili sauce. You take one shot after another and enjoy the blending of flavors in your mouth that create a party all its own.


Micheladas is another popular drink that has a beer base, and most Mexicans love it. However, for other people it may take awhile to acquire the taste. This drink has beer, fresh lime juice, sauces, spices, tomato juice, and fresh chile peppers. Corona, Modelo, Pacifico, and Victoria are national beers that can be used to make this drink. To make a Michelada, you take one of the Mexican beers and mix it with tomato juice, then you add lime juice. Next, you will then need a dash of teriyaki, Worcestershire, soy, and hot sauce. You will serve this drink in a glass that has been chilled and has a salt rimmed edge. Lastly, you can add a wedge of lime for a garnish.


Mezcal is very similar to tequila because this drink is made with the agave plant. Mezcal actually means ‘oven-cooked agave’, which comes from Nahuatl language. Many people that taste mezcal say it is a stronger drink than tequila, but they both have 38%-55% ABV or Alcohol by Volume. What this means is they have 76 thru 110 proof. Mezcal has more labor required to process it, though. To drink mezcal, it should be served in a glass without adding any ice. Also, mezcal should be served at room temperature, so you can enjoy the aroma and flavors in it. When you take a sip, you should swish it around in your mouth, and your taste buds may at first have a burning sensation, but it will adjust.


Raicilla is the last drink that is great for celebrating Independence Day in Mexico. Raicilla first was made in Jalisco similar to mezcal and tequila as it is also made with the agave plant. Many different types of agave plants are used to make this drink. This is an authentic drink in Mexico and it has been produced for more than 300 years. To make this artisanal and potent drink, it will take more than ten kilograms of agave.

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