Although Cinco de Mayo has been Americanized to a large extent, many people still like to pay tribute to the holiday by serving Mexican dishes and beverages, especially in Texas. Sure, shots of Patrone or old-fashioned margaritas are always fair game, but this Friday, why not spice up your May 5th celebration with these alcoholic concoctions? They're easy to make and sure to be a hit with any guests. ¡Es tiempo de celebrar!
The "beachy cousin" of a Tequila Sunrise, this cocktail is a flavorful blend of Amaretto, peach schnapps, and most importantly, tequila. Add a dash of pineapple juice and garnish with a maraschino cherry, and voila! You've got yourself a drink that practically screams "hello summer!" An easy-to-follow recipe can be found at Real House Moms.
If you're in the mood for something both sweet and sour, then look no further. This pretty little drink, based on the recipe at Superman Cooks, packs a powerful punch. A splash of cranberry juice, some pink grapefruit juice, and tequila = a delightful pink cocktail.
Sure, margaritas are classic Cinco de Mayo treats, but how often have you sipped on a blue margarita? Fake Ginger has concocted a fun recipe that will look perfect on your Instagram and satisfy your tequila cravings. The vibrant color comes from the curacao in the recipe, and even though it basically tastes like a good margarita, it'll make your night a little more special.
What's a Mexican 75, you ask? Well, it's a refreshing twist on the classic French 75. Swap lime juice and tequila for the lemon juice and gin and BAM. You've got yourself a bubbly drink that's got just the right amount of kick for this Mexican celebration. For a great recipe and neat serving tips, click here.
Featured on Absolut's site, this cocktail is a festive mix of Black Currant Liqueur, lime juice, ginger ale, and Tequila Blanco. Shake the ingredients and serve over ice, and don't forget to garnish with cucumber for the full effect.
Of course, be careful if you're going to have some fun with these beverages! Cinco de Mayo doesn't mix well with drinking and driving, so please be safe and drink responsibly.