3 Holiday drink ideas

Toast to the season with these tasty beverages with Latino flavors.

Add interest to your holiday menu with an unexpected beverage! Whether your prefer to enjoy a cocktail, a beer or a shot, look no further for three great drink ideas with tasty Latino flavors.

The Gotham Horchata

Created by Corporate Mixologist Hector Acevedo of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, this cocktail reinterprets the favorite Mexican beverage in a delicious new drink . Here’s how to make it.


  • .5 oz. Cinnamon rice syrup
  • .5 oz. Benedictine
  • .5 oz. Godiva White Chocolate liquor
  • 1.5 oz. Almond infused Don Julio Silver tequila
In a mixing glass, add cinnamon rice syrup, Benedictine, Godiva liquor and Don Julio Silver. Add ice, shake and strain. Pour onto fresh rocks in an old fashioned glass .

The Michelada

The michelada is a favorite drink among beer lovers. A Mexican-inspired beverage, the typical michelada is made with a Mexican beer, salt, seasoned tomato juice or Clamato, sometimes Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco or hot sauce, and plenty of lime. Perfect for a hot day or a barbecue, the michelada can also be an unexpected beverage for the holidays. A cool addition to a traditional holiday meal , it might just become a new holiday tradition. Now, Modelo Especial offers the drink already prepared in a 24-ounce can, so it’s perfectly prepared and ready to enjoy. Salud!

The Bailey’s Glamour Shot

With flavors of canela y vainilla, this decadent drink calls to mind sweet Latino holiday desserts. It’s best served in a shot glass. Here’s how to make it.


  • 1 ounce Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Liqueur
  • ½ ounce of Cinnamon Schnapps Goldschläger
  • Edible gold flakes to decorate the cup
Place Baileys Liqueur Vanilla Cinnamon Cinnamon Schnapps and Goldschläger in a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour the contents into a shot glass of ice surrounded the edges of edible gold flakes.