About Ready-to-Drink Cocktails from Mexico

About Ready-to-Drink Cocktails 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

Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Cazadores Spicy Margarita
95 points
A rock solid sparkling Margarita with a kick; balanced, spicy, and delicious.
Volley Zesty Lime Tequila Seltzer
92 points
Pure Tequila aromas and flavor shine in this rock solid Tequila Soda cocktail.
Awards: 2022 Best Low-Calorie Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
Cazadores Margarita
88 points
A fun, fizzy tangy cocktail that's balanced and crowd-pleasing.
Cazadores Paloma
86 points
A soft, sweet and rounded cocktail.
Cazadores Ranch Water
85 points
$14.99
Give this a Taijin rim and you are ready to sip this all day.
85 points $14.99
Volley Sharp Grapefruit Tequila Seltzer
85 points
A yummy grapefruit-Tequila cocktail that's fresh and interesting.
Volley Tropical Mango Tequila Seltzer
83 points
A funky seltzer that refreshes.
Volley Spicy Ginger Tequila Seltzer
81 points
A funky, spicy refresher.