Cinco de Mayo Cocktails: 37 Recipes To Get Your Party On For Cinco de Drink-O

37 Recipes To Get Your Party On For Cinco de Drink-O

Ali Stagnitta

Cinco de Mayo only comes around once a year, so get ready to indulge in all of the tacos and tequila that your heart desires! We have the most amazing cocktail recipes for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Casa Mezcal Lemonade
1 oz. Casamigos Mezcal
1 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
8–10 Mint Leaves
¼ Barspoon Activated Charcoal
½ Thick Rim of Black Lava Salt/Sugar
Top off with Lemonade
Mint Sprig

Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle herbs, add ice and shake well. Strain into collins glass and add fresh ice. Top off with lemonade and garnish with a mint sprig.

Ginger Martini from NYC’s TBar Restaurant and Lounge 
3 oz. Tito’s Vodka
.5 oz. Triple Sec
1.5 oz Canton French Ginger Liquer
A “splash” of lemon juice

Lime garnish and a slice of ginger (optional)

Shake and serve on the rocks.

Anejo Julep-rita from Atwood
2 oz Patrón Añejo
.5 oz. Agave syrup
6 Mint leaves

In the bottom of a julep cup, muddle the agave syrup and mint leaves. Add crushed ice to fill. Pour Patrón Añejo over the ice and stir lightly to mix all the ingredients. Crown the drink with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Margo’s Mezcal Margarita
2 oz mezcal
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz agave syrup
1/4 Avocado
Chili Salt for rim

In a shaker tin, add avocado and ice. Shake to break down avocado. Add mezcal, lime, agave. Shake until cold. Rim a glass with chili salt. Strain over fresh ice. Don’t want to make it yourself? Go to Margo’ in Santa Monica, CA!

Spicy Paloma
½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
¾ part fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
¾ part fresh lime juice
½ part agave syrup
Jalapeño
Grapefruit

Lightly muddle ¼ grapefruit and 4 slices jalapeño in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients into the shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

Mexican Mule
2 oz Casa Noble Reposado Tequila
2 thin slices jalapeño
1 Tbsp sliced ginger
1 oz lemon juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
Ginger ale or ginger beer
Dash bitters
Lemon wedge

Muddle jalapeño, ginger, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker; add ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass over ice, top with ginger ale or ginger beer; add bitters. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Paloma Picante
1½ parts SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeño
¾ part grapefruit juice
½ part fresh lime juice
½ part simple syrup
1 slice jalapeño
lemon-lime soda

Combine ingredients, except lemon-lime soda, in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with jalapeño infused ice and top with soda.

Stillhouse Jalapiña
1 oz Stillhouse Original Whiskey
1 oz Stillhouse Coconut Whiskey
3 Pineapple Chunks
2 Lime Wedges
2-3 Jalapenos
Highball / Garnish: Pineapple Leaf

Add pineapple chunks, lime wedges and jalapenos into a shaker. Muddle and add Stillhouse Whiskeys and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Caiprinha Ombre from Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, by Beverage Director, Billy Potvin
2 parts Leblon Cachaca
1 part Fresh Muddled Passionfruit
Equal Parts Lime and Agave

Shake, strain and top with a blueberry-pomegranate juice float. Garnish with blueberries.

Verde Paloma created by mixologist Ricardo Sandoval of Mexico City
1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
2/3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
1 Pinch Salt
5 Mint Leaves
San Pellegrino Pompelmo for Top
Cucumber and Mint for Garnish

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, a pinch of salt and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with San Pellegrino Pompelmo. Garnish with cucumber and mint.

Salted Plum Margarita Created by Morita Masako from Osaka, Japan
1.5 oz Patrón Silver
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.75 oz Umeshu (Plum wine)
.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Plum preserves
1 Pinch salt
Lime wheel and mint leaf for garnish
Optional: Whole Ume (Pickled plum) for garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a crushed ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with mint leaves, lime wheel and optional Ume.

Weekend In Cabo from The Rickey at Dream Midtown by Beverage Director, Drew Sweeney
1 Cilantro Sprig
3 Watermelon Cubes
¾ oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Agave
2 oz. Don Julio Silver Tequila

Muddle cilantro sprig. Combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into glass. Serve over ice and garnish
with watermelon cubes and cilantro sprig.

Humo Verde
1 oz. Casamigos Mezcal
1 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
4 Basil Leaves
2 Thyme Sprigs
2 1” Slices Grilled Green Poblano Peppers
1” Grilled Poblano Slice and Dried Thyme

Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker and muddle herbs/pepper. Add ice and shake well. Fine strain into rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with a grilled poblano slice and dried thyme.

Barefoot’s Punch of Peach Margarita
3 ounces Barefoot Moscato
1 ounce Tequila Silver
1 cup Frozen Peaches
1 1/2 ounce Apricot Nectar
1/2 ounce Fresh Lime
1/2 ounce Agave Nectar
1 cup Ice

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into a margarita glass. Garnish with a peach slice.

The Don Mama
2 oz Don Papa 7
0.25 oz peach liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
Top up with prosecco

Serve in a wine glass with edible flowers and ice.

Disarita
1 oz. DISARONNO
1 oz. Tequila
0.5 oz. Lime Juice
0.25 oz. Simple Syrup

Shake all ingredients, strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with lime slice.

Patron Agave Julep
2 oz Patrón en Lalique: Serie 2
.5 oz Old Rip Van Winkle 25 years
Floret of Chocolate Mint
3 drops of Chocolate Bitters
3 Key Limes
1 hand-made sugar rose
Sugar
Ice

Mandarina Rosa
2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
2 part Fresh Squeezed Tangerine Juice
1 part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Rim glass with pink sea salt. Shake all ingredients together; double strain and serve straight-up in a martini or coupe glass. Garnish with tangerine twist.

Lemon Basil Margarita byAndrea Correale of Elegant Affairs
1 ½ oz. tequila
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
3 basil leaves, for garnish
½ sugar/½ salt mixture, for rim
Lemon rind, for garnish
Basil leaf, for garnish

Coat glass rim with sugar and salt mixture. Shake all liquid ingredients in a shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with lemon rind and basil leaf.

Spicy Pink Watermelon Margarita
2 oz Código 1530 Rosa Tequila
3 oz Pressed Juicery Watermelon Lime Jalapeno Juice
3/4 ox Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 tsp Jalapeno-infused Agave Nectar
Fresh Jalapeño, sliced (optional)
Kosher Salt (as garnish)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the watermelon jalapeno juice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake for 30 seconds. Garnish glass with salted rim and jalapeno slices if desired.

Oaxaca Dreams, courtesy of Resort Beverage Manager Chris Caldwell from La Cantera Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel
1oz Patron Roca Silver Tequila
1oz Del Maguey Tobala
1oz Spiced Agave
1oz Persian Lime Juice

Combine Cinnamon Sticks (preferred Mexican Cinnamon), Cardamom, Ginger with Hot Water and allow to create a tea. Strain and blend equal parts Agave and Water until incorporated. Rim old-fashioned glass with lime and salt half the rim. Build cocktail into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

LA LUPE at Bar Belly in NYC
3 dashes firewater
¾ oz lime juice
¾ oz pineapple syrup
¼ oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
½ oz Aperol
¾ oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
Shaken
Glassware: Rucks
Garnish: Dehydrated orange wheel

Sea of Cortez Available at Tijuana Picnic, NYC
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz cassis
1/4 oz Grand Marnier
1-1/2 oz blanco tequila

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish w/ orchid.

Margarita de Mayo
2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
1 oz agave nectar
1 oz lime juice
Lime wedge

Place ingredients, except lime wedge, into a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass (salt rim optional). Garnish with lime wedge.

The Mezcal Margarita
2 oz. El Silencio Espadin
1 oz. Agave Nectar
Lime

Combine w/ Ice Shake and Strain.

Skinny Margarita at Petite Taqueria
Avon Silver
Cucumber
Apple cider vinegar
Aloe vera water
Agave

Bolivian Pisco Ginger Beer Mojito by Brooklyn Crafted
Lime
Mint Leaves
1 sugar cube
1.5 oz Pisco
Brooklyn Crafted Extra Spicy Ginger Beer

Muddle lime, mint leaves and sugar cube. Add juice from one half a lime, 1.5 oz of Pisco and top with Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer

Coconut Margarita
1 oz Jose Cuervo Jose Cuervo Especial® Silver
4 oz coconut water
1⁄2 oz lime juice
Salt
Fresh lime

Combine all liquids in a mixing glass. Fill glass with ice and shake thoroughly to combine all
ingredients. Rim a separate glass with salt then fill with ice and strain the cocktail into it. Garnish with a
fresh lime wedge. Get refreshed and get ready to Cinco all day!

Summer Fizz
1.5 oz Don Papa 7
0.5 oz Ginger syrup
0.5 oz peach purée
0.5 oz lemon
1 egg white
Soda top

Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish with fresh ginger and lemon peel.

Saturday Spritz
3 oz. Lumina Pinot Grigio
3 oz. Ruffino Prosecco
1 oz. elderflower liqueur
Squeeze of 1 lime wedge

Add ingredients directly to a wine glass or highball glass filled with ice and gently stir. Garnish with 3 cucumber slices and a mint sprig.

Cinco De Derby at LeGrande Lounge at The Time New York
Makers Mark Bourbon
El Tesoro Tequila
Lime Juice
Simple syrup
Topped with ginger beer
3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Fresquila by Minibar Delivery
Fresca
2 oz tequila
1 oz lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish

Combine tequila and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into a glass over ice. Top with Fresca and garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!

Spicy Bull
1.5 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
2 Slices of Jalapeño
.5 oz. Lime Juice
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
Pineapple Energy Drink
Grapefruit Juice

Muddle jalapeño in the bottom of a shaker. Add juices, rum, and syrup and shake. Strain into an iced rocks glass. Top with pineapple energy drink. Garnish with 3 jalapeño slices.

Cinco de Rosé
1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp water
1 bottle Kim Crawford Rosé
1/2 bottle Ruffino Prosecco

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita, can be found at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails from Motif Seattle, A Destination Hotel (Seattle, WA)
2 oz house-infused cucumber and jalapeño el jimador
1 oz lime juice
0.5 oz agave syrup
0.5 oz triple sec
Salt and cucumber wheel for garnish

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and salt.

1862 Margarita
2 parts Tequila CAZADORES Blanco
.5 parts ST-GERMAIN®
.5 parts Agave nectar
.75 parts Fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and serve on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Verde Paloma Created by mixologist Ricardo Sandoval of Mexico City
1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
2/3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
1 Pinch Salt
5 Mint Leaves
San Pellegrino Pompelmo for Top
Cucumber and Mint for Garnish

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, a pinch of salt and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with San Pellegrino Pompelmo. Garnish with cucumber and mint. Ideal Serving Glass: Old Fashioned Glass.

Orange Mango Margarita
Ice
2 cups of Cascade Ice Orange Mango
1 cup tequila and triple sec
juice from half a lime and
small squeeze of orange.

Add the mixture to a salted glass with an orange wedge for garnish!

Happy Cinco!

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