Cancun Beach and Pool Drinks
Forget about the craft cocktail craze and get back to basics: Technicolor drinks served in frosty Hurricane glasses, topped with a paper umbrella and a Maraschino cherry or a wedge of pineapple... preferably served to you on the beach or by a pool. Cancun's favorite cocktails include basic bar shelf staples: rum and vodka, or, if you prefer, homegrown spirits like Mexican tequila and mezcal. If you're looking to try something hyperlocal, ask a bartender for a taste of xtabentún, a liqueur made only in the Yucatan Peninsula. Though it's made of fermented honey and anise seed, be careful: this local liqueur packs a punch.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 36.5, Riviera Maya, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico