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Drinks That Should Be at Every Taco Tuesday

Ah, Taco Tuesday. The day of the week where no hard thought is required to come up with an original dinner plan. Grab your tortillas, lettuce, and salsa: it’s time to get wrapping. 

Whether the tacos are al pastor, fish, costilla, or even tofu, they taste the best when paired with a drink that helps them go down smooth. The right drink can take a Taco Tuesday from good to holy guacamole

Perhaps you need to quell the spiciness of the jalapenos atop the taco. Maybe the flavors of your carnitas could use the fizz and sweetness to go alongside them. The right drink with your taco is essential. 

There are so many drinks that pair nicely with any variety of taco. For example, you can’t go wrong with an authentic Mexican beverage to go with your authentic Mexican tacos. 

Check out this list of different mocktails that would be perfect for any Taco Tuesday for the coming months. They all incorporate tepache, so you can stay on theme while you treat the taste buds. 

Whether your Taco Tuesday is takeout or homemade, you don’t want to ruin their flavors with a drink that overpowers them. On the other hand, a bland drink misses the mark when optimizing a tremendous taco experience. 

That is why we have compiled a list of the drinks that should be at every Taco Tuesday. These beverages are uniquely their own and are sure to be a treat. 

Tepache

This next beverage is as traditionally Mexican as it gets. Tepache dates all the way back to Pre Columbian Mexico. 

Tepache is a refreshing, fizzy, and naturally sweet refreshment. In days of old, it was sold by Mexican street vendors. The drink was enjoyed by weary travelers and jovial locals alike. It is a delicious and flavorful way to cool off on a hot day. 

This also makes tepache a terrific companion to bold tacos. 

Tepache is an authentic Mexican beverage made by fermenting pineapple peels. To make tepache, all you need is the rind of one pineapple, piloncillo sugar, water, and cinnamon or cloves to taste. Of course, there is always room for creativity. 

Tepache flavors can range from traditional pineapple to ginger manzana, mango chile, or perhaps orange turmeric. The options are endless, and the flavor combinations are exciting. 

Tepache is a fermented beverage, and it contains a wealth of probiotics. This makes tepache a great ally to your gut health. After you scarf down one too many tacos, it is good to know that you can wash it down with a beverage that could ease the troubles of a full stomach—tepache to the rescue. 

This drink is also a great way to impress guests at your Taco Tuesday events. Although tepache is gaining popularity quickly, it is still under the radar enough to wow people. 

When seeking a compliment to a taco-centric meal, look no further. Tepache is a wonderful option for all of your refreshment needs. 

Horchata 

Horchata is a perfect sweet sip to calm your mouth down after a spicy bite. The traditional beverage has been a part of Mexican culture for thousands of years. 

Horchata is an authentic Mexican drink. It is made from water and white rice left to soak until the mixture is sufficiently thick. Next, the horchata is sweetened with cinnamon and white sugar to taste. 

Horchata comes in many different forms and flavors. Some options use milk; others are entirely dairy-free. Some horchata use flavors like coconut or vanilla bean to sweeten the deal.

The recipe itself is straightforward. The drink is easy to make and tastes delicious. You will definitely want to incorporate it into one of your Taco Tuesdays. 

Horhchata’s roots come from hot days in the Mexican heat. It is a refreshing yet creamy beverage. 

For best results, serve your horchata ice cold. This will bring out the flavors and act as a nice contrast to your fresh, hot tacos. This classic Mexican beverage deserves its flavorful fame. 

Agua Fresca 

The next drink that must be at the table for Taco Tuesday is agua fresca. It is a refreshing respite from the heat of the kitchen. Agua fresca, in Spanish, means “fresh water.” 

To make a worthy agua fresca, one must infuse fresh fruit flavors without turning the drink into a smoothie or a slush. The drink itself goes down like water, but it packs a flavorful punch.  

The beauty of agua fresca lies in the array of flavors to choose from. Anything fruity can be turned into an agua fresca. Some of the more popular versions of the drink are watermelon, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, and peach! We can almost taste the freshness already. 

Agua fresca is made using fresh fruit juice, lime juice, water, and sweetener. Perhaps you’d like to pair your mango salsa topped taco with a mango agua fresca. It sounds like a match made in heaven. 

No matter which flavor you choose to sip on, they are sure to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. These light, gently infused beverages are a fantastic companion to a plate full of tasty tacos. 

Making the Perfect Pair 

Any one of these traditional Mexican options is sure to go over well at the next Taco Tuesday. If they don't, there's always next week! 

Too often, we forget how much a drink can enhance an eating experience. Paying a little extra attention to what sits on the side of your meal makes all the difference. 

Food is a magical part of the human experience. Treat yourself to the best version of it! Whether you choose tepache, horchata, or a light agua fresca, these drinks will be a hit. Taco Tuesday can up the challenge level by not only whipping up homemade tacos but doubling down on drink duty. 

Cooking together is a great way to spend time with loved ones or relax on your own. Whether it’s in a busy kitchen or sipping on your beverages in peace and quiet, it is sure to be a tasty time.  

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Sources:

How To Make Tacos Al Pastor At Home | The Food Lab 

Who Invented Tacos? - The History Of Tacos | Delish 

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