The Night I Met Mexican Cesar

I thought my love would stop at a Negroni…but little did I know that I would fall in love with Cesar.

I don’t know how to top this cocktail when it comes to accommodating my palate. I’m insanely obsessed with agave spirits, so of course I put both Tequila and Mezcal for a bit of a smokey component. I love tomatoes, and I have a stunning Staub Cast Iron in the shape of one to prove it. I love citrus. I love cilantro. I love salsa, because low key this is a salsa in cocktail form. So….that’s it. I’ve found true happiness. Oh and did I mention I love TOMATOES?!

Something else I haven’t brought up is my incorporation of mangos. This may sound basic, but I always tend to throw in some fruit in my salsas, mango being one of my favourite pairings. And there you have it. There is literally nothing else I can say, because if you’re reading this then you don’t need anymore convincing and you’re probably pissed I’m still talking. Got it…Here’s the recipe…did I mention I love Tomatoes?!

Mexican Cesar

This cocktail combines some of my favourite flavours together to create the ultimate cocktail. Low key it should be the national drink. Cheers!

Difficulty: Easy

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C


  • 1 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1/3 oz Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 Fresh Mango Ripe and sweet!
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Tomato approx. 1/3 of beefsteak Tomato
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 sprigs Cilantro
  • 1 piece Chicharron Optional


  1. In a shaker, muddle tomato slice and mango to a pulp

  2. Add ice and the rest of the ingredients (only 2 leaves of Cilantro, leave the rest for garnish)

  3. Double strain into a Old Fashioned Rocks Glass and garnish with Chicharron, cilantro and mango slice

Recipe Notes

I simply added the Chicharron to the cocktail, but you can crush it up and have it rimmed on the glass as well!

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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