Festive Cocktail Drinks to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

RSS
Festive Cocktail Drinks to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is a Mexican Holiday, but not a Mexican Independence Day. It commemorates a single battle, the Battle of Puebla or the victory of Mexican Army over France on May 5, 1862. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is quite a minor holiday, however in the United States of America, it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, especially in regions with large Mexican-American populations.

Tequila is the king of this festive occasion. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, delicious Mexican food recipes are also a must along with the best refreshing beverages and cocktails. Even when there's no real party this year to celebrate this Mexican holiday, we've rounded up some of the best Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes.

Paloma Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Paloma Tequila Cocktail recipe by Colleen Graham

Paloma Tequila Cocktail recipe by Colleen Graham is a refreshing traditional Mexican drink, perfect pairing of tequila and grapefruit.

Total prep time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

What you need:

  • Lime wedge, for optional rim
  • Coarse salt, for optional rim
  • 2 oz. Blanco or reposado tequila
  • ¼ to ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
  • 4 oz. grapefruit soda

Steps to mix:

  1. If desired, rim the glass with lime, then roll it in a small dish with salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and add the tequila and lime juice.
  3. Top it off with grapefruit soda.
  4. Enjoy!

Classic Margaritas Recipe

Classic Margaritas by Lena Abraham

These Classic Margaritas by Lena Abraham is one of the most popular cocktails and a perfect balance of sweet & sour.

Total prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cocktails

What you need:

  • 2 lime wedges, for rimming glasses and garnish
  • ¼ c. kosher salt or coarse sea salt, for rimming glasses
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Steps to mix:

  1. Rim two glasses with lime wedge, then dip in a small dish with salt.
  2. Split tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between 2 glasses and stir to mix. Top with ice, garnish with lime, and serve.

Honeydew Margarita Recipe
Honeydew Margarita by Katie Lee

For all margarita lovers, this Honeydew Margarita by Katie Lee is perfect for your sweet tooth!

Total prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cocktails

What you need:

  • 2 c. honeydew melon chunks (about ¼ whole melon)
  • ½ c. silver tequila
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. orange liqueur
  • 1 tsp. agave syrup
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. Coarse salt
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Steps to mix:

  1. Rim the 2 cocktail glasses with lime wedge and dip into a small dish with sugar.
  2. In a blender, add honeydew and puree until smooth; transfer in a large cocktail shaker and add tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and agave syrup.
  3. Add ice to the shaker; shake carefully until very cold. Fill the sugar-rimmed glasses with ice; strain margaritas into glasses.

Pink Señoritas Recipe

Pink Señoritas by Lauren Miyashiro

This Pink Señoritas by Lauren Miyashiro is margarita's sassy sister and perfect for your happy hour every night.

Total prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 cocktails

What you need:

  • Lemon wedge, for rimming glasses
  • Coarse salt, for rimming glasses
  • 2 c. ice
  • 2 1/4 c. Pink lemonade
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. triple sec
  • 1 c. tequila
  • 4 Lemon Slices, for garnish

Steps to mix:

  1. Rim the four glasses with lime wedges, then dip in a small dish with salt.
  2. Fill each glass with ice, pour pink lemonade, lemon juice, triple sec, and tequila. Stir to combine. (if you prefer a lot of ice, stir together the mixture first in a pitcher, then pour over each glass filled with ice.)
  3. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice.

Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash Recipe
Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash by Liz Downey

This Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash by Liz Downey is a fresh berry drink.

Total prep time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

What you need:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 large blackberries
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 2 cane sugar cubes

Steps to mix:

  1. In a large cocktail shaker, add blackberry, sage, & sugar and shake. Then, add tequila, grapefruit juice & crushed ice. Shake well.
  2. Pour everything into a 12-oz. rocks glass or julep cup or a mason jar.
  3. If you prefer a cleaner drink, strain into glass over crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with sage and serve.

Celebrate the Mexican Holiday with these festive Cinco de Mayo cocktail drinks. They're all fun and easy to mix up and with spring in full swing, these cocktail recipes are filled with spring colors and flavors perfect to get your fiesta on. Salud!

Cinco de Mayo Party Magnetic Wine Charms

A fascinating way to dress up your Cinco de Mayo cocktail glasses is with these Cinco de Mayo Party Magnetic Wine Charms. These fun margaritas, a sombrero and more make this festive set of magnetic wine charms fun for Cinco de Mayo and all summer long! These Llamas and Cactus Magnetic Wine Glass Charms are also great for your wine, margarita or cocktails glasses.

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Post Next Post

  • Leann Pignone
Comments 0
Leave a comment
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Message: *

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.

* Required Fields