As a kid, you couldn’t resist Latino sweets like tamarindos, paletas, chamoy and the list goes on. Thankfully, a handful of heaven-sent mixologists have learned how to mix our two favorite candies with ALCOHOL. Bottoms up!
This cocktail from Corazon y Miel might get you to finally stop chasing the paletero man for good. Dubbed “paleta en su jugo,” a rich rum mixes with a white wine to provide the aromatic base for you to dunk a creamy coconut paleta. It’s everything we ever dreamed of.
Just when you thought micheladas couldn’t be any better, someone discovered how to give them an extra kick with this addition of fresh shrimp and some of our favorite childhood treats — a tamarindo stick and paleta! The 20/20 Draft House brings out all the Mexican candy stops by also including other munchies in their menu, like cacahuates japoneses dripping with chamoy.
Sinfully Good Boozy Paletas
In Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood, Diablo Taco is getting into the paleta game with a variety of mouth-watering michelada-flavored popsicles. These paletas are currently being sold in the freezer aisle of select stores, as well as the home of the boys in blue — Dodger Stadium! Grab your pick from either jalapeño, tomato and lime, or passion fruit flavors, and dip them in your favorite beer.
Chicharron Crunch Cocktail
Renowned Mexican chefs Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu from Bell’s famous La Casita Mexicana restaurant opened up this restaurant last year that serves up mole dishes and cocktails, including the Placero, which is topped off with a salt and chicharrón rim. Sounds crazy, but you’ll change your mind when you try it.
Your Favorite Raspado, Boozy Style
Need to keep getting your alcoholic treat fix from chefs Jaime and Ramiro? Another cocktail on the Mexican menu is going to take you back to the days where you begged your parents to buy you a raspado when the sun was sweltering.
Mango Michelada & Lollipop Combo
The Tipsy Bartender has been our bible when it comes to Latino-inspired cocktails. This mango michelada cooler mixes in some of our favorite treats — some shots of Tapatio, fresh mango nectar (Jumex, if you’re an OG) and a mango-tamarindo paleta as the crowning glory. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the same genius that gave us the Flaming Hot Cheeto Shot. #BowDown
Juicy Jarritos Cocktails
Oh, childhood, the days where we didn’t give AF about how the sugar in soda could clog our arteries or give us diabetes. If you still don’t care, this Jarritos cocktail will give you the right sugar rush.