“The history of “Banderitas de Tequila”

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To think about Tequila is to think about Mexico, since it is the emblematic drink of our country, the most important one, therefore, it occupies a special place in the Mexican’s taste, as well as the people around the world that visits Tequila, Jalisco to try the authentic tequila by Jose Cuervo.

This important drink, in any of its presentation, has captivated many since it possesses distinctive flavors and aroma, for that reason it has become an excellence in every Mexican household, it is also preferred in reunions, special celebrations or even on any occasion. It is not an exaggeration to say celebrating with tequila is celebrating in Mexican style wherever you are!

If we talk about an important and distinctive celebration from Mexico, that would be Flag Day, commemorated on February 24th. The Mexican flag has a coat of arms at the center, represented by a golden eagle devouring a snake over a nopal. The origin of this coat of arms dates back to the prehistoric times, when the Mexicas, after journeying through long distances from Aztlán, reached a place indicated by their God Huitzilopochtli to settle when the saw an unique signal “A golden eagle posing and devouring a snake. From then on that image represented the Mexican’s National Coat of Arms.


You want to know more about the Mexican Flag? Keep reading!

The Mexican Flag is divided into three colored stripes, green, white and red, from left to right respectively. Green represents hope and independence. White, unity or religion. And Red, Blood from the national heroes and the union. The Mexican Flag or also known as the fourth National Flag was designed by Pedro Moctezuma Díaz Infante and Francisco Eppens Helguera. The fourth Flag has undergone several changes, until its final version, with it’s colors and imposing coat of arms took first place in the world most beautiful flags contest in 2008. Viva Mexico!


The Tricolor Flag and Tequila: What do they have in common?

Bandera de México

The Mexican flag and the tequila are 2 closely united aspects, and it can be enjoyed in a delicious and creative way, you want to know how?

We all know there are several ways to enjoy tequila, some likes it pure, like 100% agave, and enjoy them in glasses known as “caballito”, and there are other presentations as well, like cocktails, however, the experts recommend it’s always better to enjoy it in it’s purest version. What is your favorite presentation? It’s possible you may already have a favorite version or perhaps the following version may become your new favorite, are you ready? Here we go!


The tequila is one of the most representative beverages in Mexico, it also has a special presentation in the form of “Banderitas de tequila”, that is to say, take three caballitos and each will represent a color of the Mexican flag (green, white and red). This way to drink tequila is preferred by many, but how do you prepare “Banderitas de tequila”? Grab paper and pencil or your Notes App.


Banderitas de tequila”Recipe

Restaurante del Hotel Villa Tequila



  1. For the caballito that will represent the green color, you will need:
  • 4 Green lemons (fill the caballito with lemon juice)
  1. For the next caballito that will represent the white color, you will need:
  • Tequila by José Cuervo.
  1. For the caballito that will represent the red color (sangrita), you will need:
  2. Tomato juice (2 tablespoon)
  • Lemon juice from 2 lemons.
  • Chili powder (optional)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Maggie sauce
  • Salsa Inglesa (Worcestershire sauce)
  • Hot sauce.


Also, if you prefer, you can buy the “Sangrita” from different store, but if you’re going for a more homemade taste, you can combine the ingredients mentioned above and make it to your taste.

Now, lets get to the most anticipated part. The preparation:



  • Cut the lemons and squeeze the juice into a caballito (green)
  • Pour Tequila by Jose Cuervo into the second caballito (white)
  • In a container, mix the tomato juice, the lemons, orange juice, chili powder, pinch of black pepper, Maggie sauce, Salsa inglesa (Worcestershire sauce) and hot sauce. The amount of each ingredient may vary according to your preference. Mix the ingredientes and give it a taste.


Are you ready to enjoy Tequila by Jose Cuervo in the most Mexican style ever?

Remember the right order to enjoy “Banderitas de tequila” can vary, many prefers to drink it according to the colors of the Mexican flag. It can be your option as well… So get ready to drink it on green, white and red and enjoy the Mexican flavor.

Now that you know more about Mexico, don’t miss the chance to visit Tequila, Jalisco, and without a doubt, this magical town is the best place to taste the Banderitas. The good news is, if you schedule your trip in February, you can celebrate Flag day enjoying the delicious banderitas at 2x1 on 23th and 24th in all of Mundo Cuervo’s bars (Chucho Reyes, Hotel Villa Tequilla and Margaritas Bar). If you visit us in another time of the year don’t forget to ask about the “Banderitas de tequila” in any bars. Don’t miss out on these traditional beverages filled with colors.

Mundo Cuervo awaits you to enjoy a very Mexican style. We will be waiting for you!

Publication date: 03/05/2020
Last update: 04/06/2020

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