Cinco De Mayo Cocktail Drinks to Kick Off Your Party

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Cinco De Mayo Cocktail Drinks to Kick Off Your Party

Cinco de Mayo is almost here, so it's time to get the party started with the best Cinco de Mayo cocktail drinks! When it comes to this traditional Mexican holiday there's no real party without Mexican dishes and of course the best boozy drinks. Here are some of the flavorful and satisfying Cinco de Mayo drinks for your Cinco celebration.

Berry-Lemon-Basil Sangria Cocktail Recipe

By The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

Berry-Lemon-Basil Sangria Cocktail Recipe By The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

Total Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 3 pt. raspberries
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice plus 1 lemon, sliced
  • ½ lb. strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ¼ c. basil leaves
  • 1 750-mL bottle wine

How to mix:

  1. In a pitcher, muddle 1 ½ pints raspberries with sugar and lemon juice. 
  2. Add strawberries, remaining 1 ½ pints raspberries, lemon slices, and basil. 
  3. Top with wine.

Color-Changing Margaritas Cocktail Recipe

By Lena Abraham

Color-Changing Margaritas Cocktail Recipe By Lena Abraham

Yield: 4 servings

Total Prep Time: 4 Hours and 30 Minutes 

Here's what you need:

  • 2 c. sliced purple cabbage
  • 4 c. boiling water
  • 8 oz. tequila
  • 4 oz. triple sec
  • 3 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 c. lemonade
  • 4 lime wedges, for garnish
  • 1/4 c. kosher salt or coarse sea salt, for rim

How to mix:

  1. Place cabbage in a large heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over cabbage and let sit for 5 minutes until water turns deep blue. Strain out cabbage and let water cool.
  2. When water is no longer hot, transfer to ice trays. Freeze until solid, 4 hours.
  3. In a medium pitcher or measuring cup, combine tequila with triple sec, lime juice, and lemonade. Wet rims of glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt.
  4. Place purple ice cubes in glasses and divide margarita between them. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Frozen Pineapple Margaritas Cocktail Recipe

By Lena Abraham

Frozen Pineapple Margaritas Cocktail Recipe By Lena Abraham

Yield: 4 servings

Total Prep Time: 10 Minutes 

Here's what you need:

  • 8 mini pineapples (or two regular pineapples)
  • 12 oz. silver tequila
  • 8 oz. triple sec
  • ½ c. lime juice
  • 2 c. ice
  • Pineapple slices, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Salt, for garnish

How to mix:

  1. Cut off pineapple tops. Using a spoon, remove the soft fruit from inside pineapples, creating cups. Reserve fruit for margaritas.
  2. In a blender, add tequila, triple sec, lime juice, reserved pineapple, and ice and blend until slushy.
  3. Fill the pineapple cup with drink and garnish with pineapple, salted lime wedges, and a paper umbrella.

Jalapeño Mango Margarita Cocktail Recipe

By The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

Jalapeño Mango Margarita Cocktail Recipe By The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

Yields: 4 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 c. mango juice
  • 1 ½ c. tequila
  • ½ c. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ c. agave nectar or honey
  • 1 jalapeño, halved
  • Lime wedges, for serving

How to mix:

  1. On a plate, add chili powder, sugar and 1 tablespoon salt and mix.
  2. In a pitcher, add mango juice, tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and jalapeño, mix. Refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours until slightly spicy. Discard jalapeño. 
  3. When ready to serve, run a lime wedge along rims of 4 glasses and dip in sugar mixture to coat. Add ice to each glass and pour margarita mixture over it. Serve with lime wedges.

Sangrita Cocktail Recipe

By Alex Frane

Sangrita Cocktail Recipe By Alex Frane

Here's what you need:

  • 15 oz. tomato juice
  • 6 oz. grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 6 oz. orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz. Tabasco
  • 2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved (with seeds)

How to mix:

  1. Into a pitcher, add the tomato juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, Tabasco, black pepper, salt and jalapeño pepper and stir until the salt dissolves.
  2. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes, then remove and discard the jalapeño. (The longer the jalapeño infuses, the spicier the Sangrita will be.)
  3. Serve as an accompaniment to a shot of tequila.
  4. Store any remaining Sangrita in the refrigerator.

The Luxe Margarita Cocktail Recipe

By Lauren Hubbard

The Luxe Margarita Cocktail Recipe By Lauren Hubbard

Yield: 1 cocktail

Here's what you need:

  • 1 oz. Blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • .5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 champagne float
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

How to mix:

  1. Into a shaker with ice, add Cointreau, tequila and lime juice. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne coup. 
  2. Top with champagne and bitters. 
  3. Garnish with a rose petal.

Cinco de Mayo Party Wine Charms by Simply Charmed

Whether you're going to have a big party or a small gathering on May 5, these Cinco de Mayo cocktail drinks will surely get your fiesta mood on and will keep your guests entertained. Make your glasses look more festive with these Cinco de Mayo Party Wine Charms. This fiesta set of magnetic wine charms have fun margaritas, a sombrero and more. These are the best wine charms that will keep your party going. 

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