Mexican Non-alcoholic Drinks

Sip Your Way Through These Mexican Non-alcoholic Drinks

The traditional drinks in Mexico are mezcal, tequila and margaritas. Let us look at a few non-alcoholic drinks that you can try to prepare at home.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
Mexico is known to offer a wide variety of non-alcoholic drinks as well. These drinks are typically made from fruits like oranges, mangoes, melons, pineapples, papayas, tamarind, and strawberries. Seeds like Jamaica, horchata, and alfalfa are used in these mocktails. Some of the most popular Mexican non-alcoholic drinks are agua de tamarindo, agua de Jamaica, agua de Sandia, horchata, Fiesta hot chocolate, etc. These drinks are healthy and energizing.

Rompope (Mexican Eggnog)

Ingredients
  • 1 quart milk
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 cup, sugar
  • ¼ cup, ground almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3-inch)
  • 2 teaspoons, vanilla
Directions

In a large cooking pot, combine together the milk, almonds, sugar, broken cinnamon sticks, and vanilla. Bring this mixture to boil. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir constantly. Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool down.

Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks, until they become thick and lemon-yellow in color. Remove the cinnamon pieces from the milk mixture and add yolk eggs to it. Keep the pot over low heat and keep stirring. When the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the spoon, take it off from heat and allow it to cool down. Refrigerate rompope for 1-2 days before serving.

Agua de Sandia

Ingredients
  • 28 cup, loosely packed seeded watermelon chunks
  • Granulated sugar
  • 12 oz. water
  • ¼ cup, packed fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprigs for garnishing
Directions

Make a puree of watermelon chunks in a blender, in batches. Add mint leaves in one batch. Transfer the watermelon juice to a large pot. Then add water. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and taste it. You can add more sugar if required. Then, refrigerate the mixture for about 1 hour before serving. While serving, first add ice in tall glasses and then pour watermelon mixture over it. Garnish it with a mint sprig.

Horchata

Ingredients
  • 1 cup, rice
  • 5 cups, drinking water
  • ½ of a cinnamon stick
  • ½ cup, sugar
  • 1 teaspoon, lime zest
Directions

Grind the rice in a blender, until smooth. Add lime zest and cinnamon stick to it. Leave this mixture overnight. Blend this mixture in the blender, until it becomes smooth and uniform. Then, add 2 cups of water in this mixture and allow it to soak for about 2 hours. Strain the liquid through a cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Then, add 3 cups of water and sugar and stir the mixture, until sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture into serving glasses and garnish with a mint sprig.