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Tequila Cocktails for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Tequila Cocktails for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
Written by Maggie Ward

Pour a Pitcher

No, it’s not Drinko de Mayo, but it is a good excuse to break out the tequila and limes for a few margaritas to wash down a platter of tacos or skewers of street corn from our Cinco de Mayo menu. Toast the holiday commemorating a victorious day in Mexican history with a spicy or sweet cocktail, all infused with the agave plant spirit.



Toast to summer with this next-level watermelon cocktail from Coa Agaveria in Columbia, South Carolina.

Cucumber-Mint Margarita

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Take advantage of strawberry season with this fruity refreshment from Charleston’s Basic Kitchen.


Paloma Recipe - what to make instead of margaritas

Spicy Paloma

From San Antonio’s Mixtli, this cocktail recipes mixes tequila with grapefruit, lime juice, and a rim of sal de gusano–a mix of dried costeño peppers, sea salt, and dried maguey worms.

Watermelon Skewers

Remember back in college when you spiked watermelon with Bacardi? Here’s the polished version. You could also make this kid-friendly sans booze and spice—all the fun of freshly sliced watermelon without the mess.

Prickly Pear Margarita

Cactus Thorn

A  chile-spiced concoction from Houston’s First Lady of cocktails, Alba Huerta.

Smoked Apple Brandy Margarita

Yellow watermelon juice and housemade honey syrup play a starring role in this margarita from Canningshed in Baltimore, Maryland. 


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