Mexican Christmas – Celebrate in Aztec Style!
As Christmas is fast approaching, it is time to begin preparation. A traditional Mexican Christmas involves a lot of celebration – and what is Christmas without food and drinks?
Spending Christmas day with family and friends is the best part of Christmas, and having food and drinks to celebrate with is a must. There are many traditional Mexican meals that you can all enjoy – and even make – together.
Mexican Christmas Dinner
Pozole is a soup or stew with pork and/or chicken that is made from hominy. It is seasoned with spices, garlic, onion and chilli, and is usually garnished with avocado, radishes and lime. It is a time-consuming dish to make, so is typically eaten on special occasions such as Christmas.
Tamales are another well-known Mexican food. Tamales are corn meal dumplings that are wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf and can have a range of fillings. This meal is also a time-consuming task, and many family members help to make it– a perfect tradition for Christmas.
Enchiladas are a great dish to include on for any Mexican-themed day. For this meal, corn tortillas are wrapped with filling and covered in a savoury sauce. Common fillings for Enchiladas include meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, and vegetables.
Mexican Christmas Drinks
Ponche Navideño is a traditional Mexican Christmas punch. It is made with water, sugar cane, cinnamon, and hibiscus flowers, with a mix of fruit such as tejocotes (apples), guavas and tamarind fruit. It can be served warm as either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. Ponche Navideño is enjoyed during Las Posadas, a nine-day celebration that begins on December 16th, and ends on December 24th.
A classic Mexican cocktail is the Paloma, a fresh and tasty cocktail that is made with grapefruit soda, lime juice and tequila.
Mexican Christmas Dessert
For dessert, a Tres Leches cake is a sweet option. Tres leches cake is a sponge or butter cake soaked in three different kinds of milk – evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream milk. It is topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
Aztec Mexican Products and Liquor is a food and liquor supplier for restaurants and caterers, who also offer wholesale direct to the public. Contact our team today or check out our online store to make sure you are covered for all your Mexican Christmas needs.