U.S. State Department Issues a Warning

Watch what you drink if you're headed to Mexico

July 27, 2017

According to ABC News The U.S. State Department has issued a warning about drinking in Mexico after a 20-year-old woman drowned back in January at a five-star resort in Playa del Carmen.

Earlier this month an Ohio couple staying at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico noticed their final round of margaritas were different colors before they blacked out.

A report from the Mexico Tax Administrative Service in 2015 showed 43 percent of all alcohol consumed in Mexico is produced illegally.

The State Department issued this message: 

"There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out. If you choose to drink alcohol, it is important to do so in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill."

Read the State Department's updated warnings about drinking in Mexico here.