About Liqueurs from Mexico

About Liqueurs from Mexico
Mexican spirits are all about beverages made from the agave plant, with the two most famous products being tequila and Mezcal. These products range from rustic and rough to polished and world-class; they are enjoyed by the common man as well as celebrities and they are consumed throughout Mexico as well as in the United States and many other countries. While both tequila and mezcal are made from the agave plant, mezcal can be produced from many varieties from several area, while tequila can only be made from the blue agave and only from the Jalisco district. There are several types of tequila, from the most basic, clear examples that can be sipped or serve as the base of numerous cocktails, all the way up to aged (añejo) versions that have gold or amber colors, smoky, caramel and honeyed aromas and a long, elegant finish that are meant for after dinner enjoyment on their own or with a cigar. Tequila had become an enormous industry in Mexico and today the product is made by small family-owned companies as well as large multimillion dollar beverage giants. There is also a small amount of liqueurs made in Mexico, such as those made from honey, coconut and even local flowers such as the Xtabentun; production is limited, but quality is quite high.

Top Picks for Mexico


Herencia De Plata Espresso Tequila Coffee Liqueur
92 points
A decadent and delicious glass of sweetened coffee.
Ancho Reyes Verde Chile Poblano Liqueur
90 points
A piquant liqueur that will add heat and style to tequila and Mezcal cocktails.
El Ultimo Agave Almond Tequila Liqueur
89 points
Best Buy
A sweet and simple Amaretto that hits the spot; cocktail away with this rock solid liqueur.
89 points $20 Best Buy
Kikisi Coffee Liqueur
88 points
Best Buy
Coffee leads on the nose and palate but the added complexity comes from a sweet mole sauce quality that is quite nice.
88 points $18 Best Buy
Senor Rio Coffee Liqueur
88 points
Sweet, delicious, and a little sinful; this will make a tasty mocha milkshake.
Casa D’Aristi Narano Bitter Orange Fruit Liqueur
87 points
Very good quality orange liqueur; grab some Tequila and mix up some Margaritas.
Ancho Reyes Chile Ancho Liqueur
86 points
A savory, spicy Liqueur that delivers balanced heat and distinctive aromatics.