Cinco de Mayo Cocktails and Drink Recipes

Cinco de Mayo brings an almost inherent need to get your drink on, whether with friends, neighbors, family, or colleagues. For Cinco de Mayo, try the MOJITO DEL PERRO with Bulldog Gin.To help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some fantastic cocktails and drink recipes, we’ve compiled this guide to sweet, sour, spicy, smoky, and all kinds of Cinco de Mayo drink recipes.

Whether you love tequila or hate tequila, we’ve got the Cinco de Mayo cocktail for you. Check out these fun and festive Cinco de Mayo cocktails and drink recipes and enjoy yourself – but please drink responsibly.

Check out the following drink recipe ideas for Cinco de Mayo or anytime:

Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes and Cocktails Featuring Tequila
If you’ve got a friend in tequila, you might just love these cocktails and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo. From fruity and sweet to smoky and everything in between, you should be able to find a drink that matches your personality or your party style.

The Classic Paloma
The classic Paloma, a fizzy and fruity Cinco de Mayo cocktail.For a fizzy and fruity Cinco de Mayo beverage, try this recipe.

1.5 oz Tequila
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Grapefruit Soda (not juice)

1.    Pour Tequila and lime juice over ice in a highball glass.
2.    Fill with grapefruit soda.
Tequila Mocking Bird
For a sweet Cinco de Mayo treat, try this wonderful pun of a drink.

1.25 oz Tequila
0.25 oz Blackcurrant-flavored Liqueur
2 oz Pineapple Juice

1.    Combine ingredients with ice in cocktail shaker.
2.    Pour entire contents into a rocks glass.
3.    Garnish with an orange slice.
The Cinder
For Cinco de Mayo, try this smoky drink, the Cinder.Try this Cinco de Mayo cocktail idea for a smoky swill…

0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
0.25 oz Mezcal
0.5 oz Silver Tequila infused with Jalapeno Peppers*
0.5 oz Repasado Tequila
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Shake and serve in a coupe glass that has half rim of 2 to 1 Smoked Salt / Kosher salt mix.

– Recipes courtesy of Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, and The Cinder recipe courtesy of Death & Company’s Philip Quarrels
For Cinco de Mayo, try HERRADURA’S CINCORITA. A special cocktail with a French flair…

1.5 oz Tequila Herradura Silver
0.5 oz Cointreau
0.5 oz Chambord
1.5 oz agave nectar
1.5 oz fresh lime juice

1.    Mix Tequila Herradura Silver, Cointreau, agave nectar and fresh lime juice in a shaker with ice.
2.    Pour into a margarita glass rimmed with salt.
3.    Pour the Chambord on top, so as to create a crimson floater.
4.    Garnish with a lime wedge.

– Recipe courtesy of Tequila Herradura

For Cinco de Mayo, try MEXICAN MADRAS.Fruit and tequila go so nicely together in this colorful Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipe.

1 oz 1800® Reposado Tequila
2 oz Cranberry juice
1 oz Orange juice
Dash lime juice

1.    Shake over ice or blend.
2.    Garnish with an orange slice.

For Cinco de Mayo, try the Raw Diamond cocktail.For another tasty Cinco de Mayo drink recipe, check out the Raw Diamond, which offers a taste of pear and lime.

1 oz. 1800® Select Silver Tequila
0.25 oz. Pear Puree
0.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.25 oz. Agave Nectar

1.    Combine ingredients and shake with ice.
2.    Pour into a lightly salted highball glass.

– Recipes courtesy of 1800® Tequila

RA’ckin Rita
For Cinco de Mayo, try the RA’ckin Rita, by RA Sushi.RA Sushi, an edgy and ultra-chic sushi bar and restaurant in The Shops at Legacy in Plano, TX, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special cocktail this year.  RA will feature the RA’ckin Rita on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 11 a.m.

2 cucumbers
2 slices of jalapeno
0.5 ounce simple syrup
1.5 ounce tequila
1 ounce sake
2 ounces sweet and sour
0.5 ounces of lime juice
Splash of orange juice

Muddle the cucumbers and jalapeno slices together with the simple syrup.  Add tequila, sake, sweet and sour, lime juice and a splash of orange juice.

– Recipe courtesy of RA Sushi Restaurant

Frozen Tiki Corona Mar-Tiki
How could anyone celebrate Cinco de Mayo without the Corona? Try this recipe for a fancy twist on your traditional Corona.

3 oz Corona Beer
2 ounces Voodoo Tiki Reposado Tequila
0.25 cup frozen Minute Maid Limeade Concentrate

Rim: Salt or None
Serve: Up, Rocks, Frozen
Garnish: Lime Wheel

– Recipe courtesy of Voodoo Tiki Tequila

Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes that Do Not Use Tequila…

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