Posts Categorized: Drinks

Baja’s Battle over the Birthplace of the Margarita

  There’s no doubt that one of Mexico’s most iconic commodities is the margarita. There are variations on the drink, but it most commonly consists of fresh lime juice, tequila, and controy (Mexico’s orange liquor), served with ice.  When you order a margarita, you can have it blended (liquada) or on the rocks (en las… Read more »

Agua de Jamaica Recipe

  Jamaica (pronounced ha-mai-ka) is a very typical agua fresca in Mexico that is made from dried hibiscus flowers. Agua fresca literally translates to “fresh water” in English and is a refreshing drink made by essentially infusing flavor into water or by blending water and a fruit. The three most popular aguas frescas found in… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Craft Beer Tasting Rooms in Northern Baja

Norte Brewing Co

If your familiarity with Mexican beers doesn’t extend beyond Pacifico or Tecate, it’s time to introduce yourself to northern Baja’s blossoming craft beer scene. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite tasting rooms to help jumpstart your Baja craft beer explorations. ¡Salud!   Mamut Brewery Co. (Tijuana) Information: www.facebook.com/MamutBreweryCo, tel: 011-52-664-685-0137 Why We Love It:… Read more »

Searching out Exotic Margaritas

hierbabuena margaritas

  By Ann Hazard In 2006 I discovered an unlikely place called Art & Beer on the far end of Cerritos Beach, about 20 minutes south of Todos Santos. I say unlikely because I was expecting a hippie art gallery serving beer. I got the art gallery right. I got the hippie part right. I… Read more »

Paradise Found South of Rosarito: Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove Rosarito Baja

Looking for paradise? You can find a healthy dose of it just south of Rosarito Beach at Paradise Cove Tiki Bar and Grill (KM 36, a half mile south of Calafia). With cheap beer and cocktails and a Hawaiian-themed menu, Paradise Cove draws a large ex-pat crowd. The inside has a vintage surf tiki atmosphere… Read more »