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Mexican Fare

I'm planning to serve Mexican fare for Oscar night. I'll serve tacos, fajitas, guacamole and salsa with Mexican salad. What kind of drink should I serve? My guests do not like beer.

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  1. Margaritas and/or mojitos.

    1. Sangria? I love sangria with Mexican. Margaritas, of course.

      1. Bloody Marias--extra hot n' spicy. Sort of like gazpacho (yes, I know that's not quite Mexican) in a glass.

        1. If you really want to go authentic, go find yourself some horchata or make up a batch of hibiscus tea (aka Jamaica tea, but not like the country of Jamaica - it's often called Jamaica flower (with a YH sound) in Spanish.) You can use the hibiscus tea in some improvised cocktails too. If you have a Mexican/Latino market in your area, they will carry the dried flowers. People will LOVE it and it's a welcome change to the sugary sweetness that often accompanies margaritas.

          This just came up in Google but it's a good start.
          http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

          1. How about Bloody Caesars, made with clamato juice rather than tomato or V8?

            http://www.chow.com/recipes/13718

            We make them with tequila sometimes.

            1. I'd have pitchers of real margaritas,
              sangria (citrus is sooo in season now!!)
              mojitos
              and tome tomato juice to serve micheladas just in case someone wants to try a different take on cerveza fria!
              Also, isn't there a tamarind michelada concoction?
              I'd squeeze a whole bunch of lime juice before hand

              1. Lately I've been making Mexican sidecars - Presidente brandy, Patron Citronage, and fresh-squeezed Mexican lime juice.

                1. Pineapple Leap

                  Ingredients: 1.25 Parts Tequila, 2 parts Pineapple Juice, 1 Part lemon Juice (fresh if possible), 0.25 Parts Grenadine, crushed ice.

                  Pour all ingredients into a cocktail mixer. Shake very well, and serve in tall glass

                  Turbo

                  Ingredients: Tequila, Vodka, and a fresh fruit juice (or tropical fruit juice mix) of your preference, ice

                  Pour the Tequila, Vodka and some fruit juice (to taste / dilute) into a cocktail mixer; add the crushed ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass; serve immediately.

                  1. Blast from the past: tequila sunrise...

                    1. Margaritas, with an agua fresca or two for non-drinkers.

                      1. Tequila shots
                        Tequila Slammers
                        Tequila sunrise
                        Margaritas

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                        1. re: westaust

                          Also, tequila with grapefruit soda. Palomas!

                        2. A little late, but one of our go-to's is a combination of Jarrito's sodas iced down in a colorful plastic bucket for non-drinkers, kids or as mixers if requested. They get great feedback - but I'm a sugar-free kind of gal, so I can't testify as to taste.

                          http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2...

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                          1. re: shanagain

                            The Jarritos grapefruit soda (can't remember the name, starts with a T) is a wonderful alternative to Squirt. You get the grapefruit taste, slightly less sweet, and no HFCS so no overly sweet aftertaste.

                            1. re: coney with everything

                              Also: Pretty! We have a bright blue plastic tub-thing and a bunch of them in there just look great.

                            2. Pulque! (Shhh, Sam) Heh, heh, heh.