During your visit to Puerto Vallarta, make sure to try some of the most popular Mexican drinks. Read below to learn which popular Mexican drinks you should try in Puerto Vallarta.

1. Tequila

To begin with, no visit to Mexico is complete without tasting Tequila. First made in the town of Tequila in the state of Jalisco, this potent drink is made from the blue agave plant, and it’s one of the best mexican dinks you have to try. Make sure to try a tequila tasting during your vacation to Puerto Vallarta so you can learn more about one of Mexico’s most important exports. The best tequila should be sipped slowly, not slammed back like a shot. Lime and salt are optional.

2. Tuba

Another classic drink to try while you visit Puerto Vallarta is Tuba. Also called tuba fresca, this refreshing drink has no alcohol, and many vendors sell it on the famous Malecon boardwalk. Tuba is prepared using fresh coconut milk, ice, and sugar. The drink is topped with fresh walnuts and fruit. Many people consider it a healthy and tasty drink so make sure you try it during your next vacation to Puerto Vallarta.

3. Banderitas

If you enjoy hitting the town and exploring the city’s nightlife, it’ll be a good opportunity to try Banderitas. Banderitas which means “Flags” in Spanish is actually a set of 3 shot glasses filled with different liquids. The first one is a clear tequila to represent the white in the Mexican flag. Next, fresh lime juice represents the color green. Lastly, a red Sangrita is the final shot so that all three colors in the Mexican flag are incorporated. This fun drink is especially popular during the month of September when Mexico celebrates their Independence Day on Sept. 16th.

4. Micheladas

Next, if you like beer you have to try a Michelada during your visit to Mexico. If you haven’t already tried it before, a Michelada is a beer-based drink that is a combination of Mexican beer, chili peppers, tomato juice, lime juice, sauces and spices. Some of the popular Mexican beers used for this drink include Modelo, Pacifico, Victoria, and Corona. This drink tastes best when it is served in a chilled glass with a slice of lime.

5. Mezcal

If you like tequila, then you should also try Mezcal.Mezcal is a strong alcoholic drink that is made using agave plants which are also used to make tequila. However, the preparation of mezcal is unique in that a pit in the earth is filled with lava rocks and wood and charcoal, then agave plants are added and the result is a smoky and potent liquor. In general, mezcal tastes better when it is served at room temperature without any ice.

6. Raicilla

Last but not least, another popular Mexican drinks to try that is gaining popularity in recent years is raicilla. In fact, raicilla was first produced in Jalisco in towns just a few hours from Puerto Vallarta. Raicilla has been around for more than 300 years, and is distilled in crude pits, then the mash is slowly cooked, and condensed steam will appear that is then cooled down by natural spring water.

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