Do You Eat a Lot of Hispanic Food? Match It with These Simple Drinks

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Do you enjoy Hispanic food? Whether you love arroz con pollo from Colombia or camarones el diablo from Mexico, which is one of our favorite recetas de camarones, you know that this delicious, widely varied type of food is even better when it’s paired with amazing drinks. That’s why we’re going to focus on making margaritas and sangria from (semi) scratch; they’ll go a long way in simultaneously cooling off and enlivening any dish from any type of Hispanic food you love. Let’s get started. (Note: The recipe for the margaritas has been adapted from

Recetas Fáciles for Fruity Margaritas


  • Six-ounce can of frozen fruit punch concentrate
  • Six-ounces of tequila (quality isn’t terribly important)
  • Two-ounces of triple sec OR orange vodka in a pinch
  • Kosher salt

Put It Together

  1. Fill a blender with crushed ice. Mix together the ice, fruit punch, tequila, and triple sec until ingredients are well-incorporated and smooth but not too fluid.
  2. Using a small plate or large bowl with a little tap water in it, wet the tops of your margarita glasses. Invert the margarita glasses onto a plate or sheet pan covered in kosher salt to line the rims.
  3. Dole out the margaritas and immediately serve with a slice of lemon or lime as desired.

Easy Recipe for Red Sangria

  • 1 Bottle of cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 shot of brandy
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 orange, quartered with skin on
  • 1 lime, quartered with skin on
  • 1 lemon, quartered with skin on

Put It Together

  1. Pour the bottle of wine into a large pitcher. In a separate container, mix the brandy and sugar until the latter is completely dissolved. Add the brandy and sugar mixture to the wine.
  2. Squeeze each individual slice of citrus over the pitcher, making sure you get the juice out of each piece before dropping it into the vat of delicious sangria you’re creating.
  3. Stir the ingredients together and allow to chill for at least an hour before serving with your favorite Hispanic food.

The great thing about these recipes is that they not only go great with your favorite Hispanic food, but they can also be used to bring life to any brunch or dinner party. Both recipes are extremely easy to customize to your tastes. Not a fan of fruit punch margaritas? Try substituting a can of orange juice or lime/lemonade for a different flavor. Likewise, switching out the citrus slices in the sangria for fresh berries and mint is a great way to change things up. Whatever you craft, be sure to enjoy responsibly with your favorite food and people. Find out more about this topic here.

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