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Check Out These 24 Delicious & Easy To Make Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Sat, May 5, 2012 5:10pm EDT by 2 Comments

Cinco de Mayo is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with a drink in hand!


  • a blender and your besties for the ultimate fiesta! We have yummy treats that you can whip right up for your Cinco de Mayo party!


The Cinco de Mayo Marg

Found at The Royalton Hotel in NYC

Silver tequila, fresh carrot juice, grapefruit juice, lemon and agave nectar,served on the rocks with a twist of lime

    • Ingredients:
    • 1 oz carrot juice
    • 3/8 oz agave nectar
    • 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
    • 1/2 oz lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 oz Silver Tequila

    Combine all ingredients in a tin with ice and shake. Serve over ice and garnish with carrot greens.

    Sweet Fiesta

      • 1 part Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
      • ¾ part reposado tequila
      • ½ part fresh lime juice
      • 6 mint leaves
      • 2 strawberries

      Muddle mint and strawberries. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously over ice. Double strain in a martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a strawberry (can also be served over ice in a Collins glass).

      El Oso Roja

        • In a shaker combine:
        • 1 ½ parts Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila
        • ¾ Parts Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
        • 1 part Boiron Blood Orange Puree
        • ½ part Simple Syrup
        • 4 Jalapeno Slices
        • Shake well with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass

        Oaxacan Miel

          • In a mixing glass combine:
          • 1 ¾ parts Ilegal Joven Mezcal
          • ½ part Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
          • ½ parts sweet vermouth
          • Add ice, stir, strain into an old fashioned glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist

          Berry Medley Sangria

            • 16 oz Haiku Gekkeikan Sake
            • 2 cups of mixed strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
            • 8 oz blackberry brandy
            • 10oz club soda
            • 2 oz triple sec
            • Lightly muddle berries and add all ingredients except club soda. Add ice, top with club soda and stir gently from the bottom up.

            The Jägerita

              • 2 parts Jägermeister
              • ½ part Cointreau®
              • 1 part sour mix
              • Get out your German sombrero. Combine Jägermeister and Cointreau® in an ice filled cocktail glass. Fill with sour mix. Blend with ice to make it frozen.

              Hola Margarita Sorbet

              From Marble Slab Creamery to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, available by the scoop or in new fun Push-Pops, for entertaining made easy.

                • This sweet treat is both refreshing and healthy, with no diary, no sugar but will leave your guests of all ages dreaming of their next Mexican vacation! Individual push-pops are $3.99 or available in a three-pack for $9.99 or by the scoop ranging in price from $2.99-$5.99. Attached please find a high res image of the margarita sorbet, by the scoop, with delicious green rimming salt.

                Harmonie Paloma

                • 2 oz. Hpnotiq Harmonie
                • 1 oz. Premium Blanco Tequila
                • 2 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

                Directions: Pour ingredients over ice, stir and serve in a highball glass. Garnish with a cherry.

                Hpnotiq Margarita

                • 2 oz. Hpnotiq
                • 1 oz. Premium Blanco Tequila
                • ½ oz. Triple Sec
                • (Optional) Splash of Lime or Pineapple Juice

                Directions: Shake well and pour over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime.

                Cinco de Mayo Rum Punch

                  • Served at The Sanctuary Hotel in NYC
                  • Bacardi Rum
                  • Bitters
                  • Fresh Lime Juice
                  • Fresh Orange Juice
                  • Homemade Simple Syrup

                  Cucumber Margarita

                    • ¾ c. Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila
                    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
                    • 6 oz. lime juice
                    • 2 oz. DeKuyper Triple Sec
                    • 2 oz. simple syrup
                    • Garnish: cucumber slices and lime wedge

                    To make simple syrup, mix equal oz. hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. In a pint glass, muddle half of the sliced cucumbers with the tequila. Let it sit in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the cucumber tequila and combine it with all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and a lime wedge.

                    Dark n’ Feisty

                      • Served at The Vinatta Project
                      • Reposado Tequila
                      • Fresh Ginger
                      • Lime
                      • Topped with Choice of Ale or Stout

                      Kentucky Lemonade

                      The Bar on Fifth at The Setai Fifth Avenue

                        • 2oz Woodford Reserve
                        • 1/2oz Maple Syrup
                        • Half a Lemon – Muddled

                        Shaken and served over ice in a tall glass

                        Margarita Bliss

                          • 2 cups X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
                          • ½ cup sparkling water
                          • 1 cup zero calorie sweetener
                          • Juice of 1 lemon
                          • 1 cup blackberries, pulsed in blender
                          • 6 slices of fresh ginger
                          • ½ cup Cabo Wabo Blanco
                          • 1 cup ice

                          Tropical Dreams

                          Created by Moses Laboy

                            • 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Coconut
                            • 2 chunks fresh pineapple
                            • 1 chunk banana
                            • .5 oz. orange juice
                            • .5 oz. key lime juice
                            • .5 oz. simple syrup
                            • .5 oz. crème de violette

                            Pineapple leaf

                              • Muddle two fresh chunks of pineapple and one chunk of banana together. Add all other ingredients. Shake ingredients and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Keep strainer open as to let the muddled fruit become part of the actual cocktail. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

                              MIDORI MARGARITA

                                • 1 oz. Midori® Melon Liqueur
                                • 1 ½ oz. Cabo Wabo ™ Blanco Tequila
                                • 1 oz. freshly squeezed organic Lime Juice

                                Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

                                Sweet & Spicy Diablo

                                  • Tequila Blanco, Cilantro leaves,
                                  • 1 Serrano chili sliced 1/4-inch thick
                                  • tequila blanco
                                  • lime juice
                                  • simple syrup

                                  Also during the Kentucky Derby, Living Room Bar & Terrace will screen the program from 5 – 7pm and serve W Downtown’s version of a Mint Julep with White Whiskey prepared by mixologist Charlotte Voisey.

                                  Skinnygirl White Peach Margarita!

                                    • Skinnygirl Cocktails is thrilled to put a twist on the Skinnygirl Margarita, the instant classic that started it all, and introduce Skinnygirl White Peach Margarita. Forget cocktail recipes, this sweet new product hitting the shelves is ready to serve! And at only 100 calories, White Peach Margarita offers a satisfying cocktail while helping save for other indulgences.

                                    The Cucumber Lime SPAgarita from Betty Crocker

                                      • Add 3 slices English (seedless) cucumber and half an orange slice to cocktail shaker; break up with muddler or spoon.
                                      • Add 1 oz blanco tequila, 3/4 oz clear orange-flavored liqueur and 1/2 oz fresh lime juice.
                                      • Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously.
                                      • Strain into cocktail glass.
                                      • Top with 1/2 oz chilled club soda.
                                      • Garnish with lime slices and additional orange and cucumber slices.

                                      Cinco de Mayo Low-Cal Latin Lover

                                        • 1.5 oz Voli Orange Vanilla
                                        • 2 oz Lemonade
                                        • .5 oz Agave Nectar
                                        • .5 oz Pineapple Juice

                                        Glass: Rocks
                                        Garnish: Orange Twist (or a little umbrella for a tropical flair!)
                                        In a mixing tin, add ice, Voli Orange Vanilla, Lemonade, Agave Nectar and Pineapple Juice.
                                        Shake and strain into a rocks glass
                                        Approximate Calories: 144

                                        Cinco Swagger

                                          • Ingredients:
                                          • 2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
                                          • 1 oz Lemon Juice
                                          • 1/2 oz Agave Nectar
                                          • 2 Cucumber Wheels
                                          • 2 Blackberries
                                          • 2 oz Ginger Beer

                                          Muddle cucumber and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice, agave nectar and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

                                          Avocado Margarita

                                          Created by: Andrea Correale, president and founder of Elegant Affairs

                                            • 6 oz tequila
                                            • 2 oz triple sec
                                            • 6 oz limeade concentrate
                                            • 2 cups ice
                                            • 1 chopped avocado
                                            • 6 oz water

                                            Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

                                            Jalapeno Margarita

                                            Created by: Andrea Correale, president and founder of Elegant Affairs

                                              • 1/2 fresh jalapeno
                                              • 1.5 oz lime juice or margarita mix
                                              • 4 oz blanco tequila
                                              • 4 oz orange liqueur

                                              Muddle jalapeno and then combine lime juice (or margarita mix), tequila and orange liqueur. Shake and strain over ice.

                                              Watermelon Margarita Recipe

                                              Created by: Andrea Correale, president and founder of Elegant Affairs

                                                • 1-½ oz. tequila
                                                • ¾ oz. triple sec
                                                • ¾ oz. Midori
                                                • 2 oz. sour mix
                                                • 6 oz. cubed, seeded watermelon
                                                • 8 oz. ice

                                                Blend all ingredients together; serve in a 14-ounce glass. Garnish with lime and a watermelon wedge.

                                                Ginger Peach Margarita Recipe

                                                Created by: Andrea Correale, president and founder of Elegant Affairs

                                                  • 12 oz fresh peach puree or frozen peaches pureed
                                                  • 4 oz ginger syrup
                                                  • 2 oz lime juice
                                                  • 6 oz peach or nectar juice
                                                  • 8 oz tequila
                                                  • 4 oz Cointreau
                                                  • 4 lime wedges
                                                  • Colored sugars, lime, candied ginger and peach wedges for garnish

                                                  Place pureed peaches, ginger syrup, lime juice and peach juice or nectar in a blender and mix together. Pour the mixture into a bowl and place in the freezer. When ready to serve, add the alcohol.

                                                  Just in time for the holiday, Dee Snider and Twisted Sister created this new, one-of-a-kind version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” with Hornitos Tequila for the brand’s second annual Mariachi Mash Up (last year, Cheap Trick created a mariachi style version of their hit Surrender to kick off the concept).

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