Mexican Flag Cocktail Recipe

Coctel Bandera Mexicana

Mexican Drink Recipe
Matches Flag Colors

Restaurant Cocktail Recipe

The Mexican Flag Cocktail is a fun and different drink recipe to help recognize our southern neighbors and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. "Coctel Bandera Mexicana" is the way you say it in Spanish.

The Mexican martini has the colors of the Mexican flag built into the recipe.

The fruit or the alcohol used in this Mexican cocktail drink recipe represents the colors of the Mexican flag: red, white and green.

This Mexican Martini Drink Recipe also uses the national drink of Mexico - tequila.

As with so many drinks (and food items) there are several recipes for this Mexican drink. I include what I believe are the two most popular.

Mexican Flag Cocktail

Restaurant Cocktail Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves 4-6 depending on your glass.


  • 1 cup tequila
  • Juice of 2 1/2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 banana
  • Green seedless grapes (Thompson grapes)
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Chopped ice



  • In a shaker,  mix the sugar and lime juice thoroughly, and then pour in the tequila
  • Shake with chopped ice and serve in cocktail glasses
  • Drop into each glass, one grape, one cherry and a banana ball (use a melon baller)

"Okay, so make us a  simple 'Mexican Flag', amigo."

Mexican Flag Drink #2

Preparation time: 1 minute. Serves 1.


  • 1 shot of white tequila
  • 1 shot of Grenadine
  • 1 shot of Creme De Menthe


  • Use the back of a spoon to layer the shots in a cocktail glass in the order of the Mexican flag (see the picture)

Enjoy your Mexican Martinis, each called a "Coctel Bandera Mexicana", and the company of those you share them with!


Did you know? Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila.

In 1608, Spain's King Carlos IV granted the Cuervo family the first license to commercially make tequila.