Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

22 Mexican Spirits Cocktails For Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo CocktailsIf you're looking for some cocktails to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo, look no further! In this blog post, we will explore ten cocktails that use Mexican spirits. From margaritas to mojitos, there's something for everyone on this list.

For those who prefer something a bit sweeter, cocktails made with tequila are always a good option. Or, for those looking for something extra spicy, try a cocktail that incorporates delicious agave nectar or cactus syrup.

Whatever your taste buds are craving, you will find the perfect cocktail among our options. So get your shaker out, and let's get mixing!

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1. Fresh Margarita

A glass of Fresh Margarita

If you're looking for a unique twist on the classic margarita, try replacing the usual tequila with Herradura Plata. Made in Amatitlan, Guatemala, and Jalisco, Mexico, Herradura offers a range of 100% agave tequilas that reflect the classic lowland tequila flavor profile.

Rich, lush, and with a pronounced agave flavor, Herradura tequilas are perfect on their own, and the Plata also makes an amazing margarita.

So whether you're looking for something traditional or something with a little bit of flair, be sure to include this Fresh Margarita recipe in your Cinco de Mayo cocktails this year!

Get the recipe here.

2. Sangrita

A glass of Sangrita

Looking for a tasty cocktail to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a little bit of a twist? Look no further than the delicious Sangrita. Sangrita is a tequila-based drink that is perfect for those who want to add a bit of spice to their cocktails.

To make this deliciously fiery cocktail, you will need Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver, one of the best Mexican spirits on the market. This crisp, smooth tequila delivers exceptional flavor, whether enjoyed on its own or mixed into your favorite cocktails

Get the recipe here.

3. Tequila Sazerac

A glass of Tequila Sazerac

Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to enjoy a delicious cocktail, and the Tequila Sazerac is the perfect drink to toast the holiday. This cocktail is packed with flavor, made with tequila, absinthe, agave nectar, and bitters.

Fortaleza Tequila is the perfect choice for making it. With its handmade, artisan tequilas produced using time-consuming, old-world techniques, Fortaleza ensures your Sazerac will be oozing flavors. 

Get the recipe here.

4. Paloma Tequila

Glasses of Paloma Tequila

Mexican spirits are the perfect addition to any cocktail, especially during Cinco de Mayo. This year, celebrate the holiday with an energizing and thirst-quenching Paloma cocktail.

Named after the Spanish word for "dove," this drink is light pink and is made with tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a sparkling soda.

Give this cocktail even more depth and taste with a classic Cazadores Blanco. This tequila variety offers all the rich and oily aromas of fresh agave, bright lemon zest, and herbaceous aromatics of rosemary, thyme, and sage that you could possibly desire! 

Get the recipe here.

5. Tequila Shot

Glasses of Tequila Shot

Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate all things Mexican, and there's no better way to do that than with cocktails made with Mexican spirits.

Whether you're looking for something sweet or spicy, choosing a variety of tequila is essential to making memorable cocktails. With traditional shot-based cocktails, like Margarita or Paloma, becoming increasingly mainstream, it’s safe to say that Tequila Shots are here to stay.

But in order to really enjoy a quality tequila shot, you need to choose a liquor with bold agave flavors and mixability that makes it stand out from the crowd.

One Mexican variety of tequila that does a great job is the Peligroso Tequila. Loaded with a unique blend of agave and spices, your Tequila Shot will be a shot you would want to take again.

Get the recipe here.

6. Brave Bull

A glass of Brave Bull

Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to enjoy a Brave Bull, a tequila-based twist on the classic Black Russian. The Brave Bull is a delicious choice for coffee and tequila lovers alike, made with Kahlua and tequila instead of vodka.

The agave in the tequila adds an extra dimension of flavor, making it the perfect drink for happy hour or dessert. This recipe calls for Kahlua, a coffee liqueur that originates from Veracruz, Mexico, and it's widely considered to be the best on the market.

Not only is it perfect for making cocktails like Black Russians, Brave Bulls, and Keoke coffees, but it's also a great way to add a little something special to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

Get the recipe here.

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7. Mexican Zombie

Glasses of Mexican Zombie

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Zuma Las Vegas has created a delicious new Mexican Zombie cocktail.

This unique drink features three different types of Mexican agave spirits (Don Julio Blanco, Reposado, and Mezcal) and is perfect for toasting the holiday or enjoying on a spring evening. With its nutty flavor and smoky cinnamon notes, the Mexican Zombie is sure to hit the spot.

Get the recipe here.

8. Michelada

A glass of Michelada

The Michelada is the perfect drink to enjoy during the Cinco de Mayo holidays! This delicious cocktail is made with Mexican light beer, lime juice, and your favorite hot sauce.

The Michelada is sure to hit all the right notes. Why not give it a try this year? Whatever brand of Mexican light beer you prefer can be used to top off this delicious cocktail—Corona, Sol, Tecate, and Modelo are the best brands. 

Get the recipe here.

9. Ponche

A glass of Ponche

Looking for a unique and festive way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further than Ponche Navideño! This delicious and rich fruit punch is perfect for sipping on a cold winter's day but can just as easily be enjoyed on May 5th.

Made with water, fresh and dried fruits, sugar cane, cinnamon, and sweetened with Piloncillo, Ponche Navideño is the perfect drink to warm you up on a chilly day. Add a shot of your favorite Mexican rum, and enjoy! 

Get the recipe here.

10. Mezcalita

A glass of Mezcalita

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to celebrate. This year, why not mix things up and try a Mezcalita cocktail?

This delicious beverage is perfect for any occasion, and it is easy to make at home. Be sure to add chili powder to the rim of your glass for an extra kick of flavor. This cocktail is best made with quality mezcals such as Del Maguey Vida, and they're guaranteed to add some zesty fun to your party.

With their fruity aromas and delicious flavors, Mezcalitas will be a hit with your guests. 

Get the recipe here.

11. Cantarito

A glass of Cantarito

Cinco De Mayo is a holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, and what better way to enjoy the festivities than with a traditional Cantarito cocktail? This exhilarating drink is made with tequila, citrus juices, and agave nectar, and is usually served in a clay jarrito.

The Cantarito de Amatitán is a variation of the drink that originates from the town of Amatitán in Jalisco, Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to explore some of these delicious spirits, and a good Blanco Tequila like Herradura Silver is a great place for this cocktail.

This medium-bodied tequila is aged for 45 days—giving it a smooth, rich palate. On Cinco de Mayo, or any other day you're feeling festive, make sure to give this delicious cocktail a try!

Get the recipe here.

12. Mexican Mule

A glass of Mexican Mule

Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or simply looking for a stimulating cocktail, look no further than this spicy and bubbly tequila version of the classic Moscow Mule. This delicious concoction perfectly balances the bold bite of tequila with fresh ginger and zingy lime, making it incredibly irresistible.

To create the perfect base for this cocktail, use a premium quality Blanco tequila, such as Espolòn Blanco. With its complex notes of herbs, earthiness, floral undertones, and hints of pineapple, this tequila is truly remarkable and offers the perfect complement to this simple and tasty beverage.

Get the recipe here.

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13. Pineapple Crush Margarita

A glass of Pineapple Crush Margarita

As any margarita lover knows, a good cocktail is all about balance. The pineapple in this margarita provides the perfect sweet and tangy contrast to the smoky heat of the Tanteo Blanco Tequila.

The higher proof of Blanco tequila also helps to keep the drink from being too sweet. This is perfect for those who like their drinks with a little spice. What better day to enjoy it than Cinco de Mayo?

Get the recipe here.

14. Tequila Sunrise

A glass of Tequila Sunrise

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo is all about enjoying the good life, and there's no better way to do that than with a delicious Tequila Sunrise. This classic cocktail has been a favorite among partygoers for decades, thanks to its powerful mix of sweet and sour flavors with a luxurious tequila kick.

With just a splash of grenadine and a healthy pour of orange juice, this cocktail takes Cinco de Mayo from just another day on the calendar to an experience you'll remember forever.

A festive drink is best paired with Maestro Dobel Diamante. Diamante is a unique and fascinating tequila that stands out from the crowd.

Unlike other types of tequila, which are typically amber- or golden-colored due to the time they spend aging in barrels, Diamante is completely crystal clear. This is because it is actually made from a blend of reposado, añejo, and extra-añejo tequilas.

Get the recipe here.

15. Ranch Water

A glass of Ranch Water

The Ranch Water cocktail is a staple of Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and for a good reason! This rejuvenating drink offers the perfect balance of tart lime juice, tequila, and sweet agave nectar.

Whether you prefer to sip it on the rocks or serve it up in a chilled glass, Ranch Water is the perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Silver (Blanco) tequila is the most common type used in Ranch Water, thanks to its smooth, earthy flavor and relatively low cost.

However, reposado (aged) tequilas can also be a great choice for experimenting with more flavorful variations on this classic cocktail. And for those who prefer their cocktails to have a strong tequila flavor, mezcal can also be a great choice.

Get the recipe here.

16. Jalapeno Margarita

A glass of Jalapeno Margarita

When it comes to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, there's nothing quite as quintessentially Mexican as a delicious Jalapeno Margarita. This spicy cocktail blends the sweet and tart flavors of lime with the spicy heat of jalapenos, creating a thirst-quenching, intoxicating drink and perfect for marking this important Mexican holiday.

Whether you’re hosting an outdoor party or just relaxing at home with your friends, this cocktail will definitely impress and give delight.

The spiciness of the cocktail is best paired with Don Julio Anejo tequila—a fruit-forward interpretation of the classic Anejo tequila, which is perfect for those who enjoy a sweeter and fruitier cocktail flavor.

The pear and spice flavors make it especially delicious in cocktails. And the long, chewy finish is sure to please even the most hard-to-please tequila lover. 

Get the recipe here.

17. Strawberry Margarita

Glasses of Strawberry Margarita

When it comes time for Cinco De Mayo celebrations, few cocktails are more iconic than the Classic Strawberry Margarita. This drink is typically made with tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and sweet strawberries—and is a popular choice among party-goers around the globe.

The first thing to focus on when crafting this delicious drink is your choice of tequila. We recommend opting for a good quality silver tequila, as this will allow the natural citrus flavor of the triple sec to shine through.

A superb quality Mexican spirit you can try is Sierra Tequila Silver. This premium spirit is known for its full, fruity aroma, which is dominated by light chili notes. Combining high-quality ingredients and expert craftsmanship truly sets this tequila apart from the rest.

Get the recipe here.

18. Pink Cadillac Margarita

A glass of Pink Cadillac

If you're looking for a festive cocktail to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo, look no further than the Pink Cadillac Margarita. Made with tequila, sweet and sour, cranberry juice, and Grand Marnier, this pretty pink drink is perfect for sipping on a warm spring or summer day.

What could be more appropriate for Cinco de Mayo than enjoying this cocktail made with one of Mexico's most popular tequilas? Casamigos Blanco Tequila is the perfect spirit for a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage like Cinco de Mayo through this Pink Cadillac Margarita.

Casamigos Blanco is ideal for cocktails that highlight this iconic Mexican spirit's flavor profile with its bright, sweet aroma and cooling agave notes.

Get the recipe here.

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19. Champagne Margarita

A glass of champagne margarita with a shaker and leaves in a wooden tray

For many people, Cinco de Mayo is all about margaritas. But why not mix things up this year with a Champagne Margarita? This cocktail is perfect for sipping on a warm day, and it's sure to impress your guests.

The key to making a great Champagne Margarita is using a good quality Mexican tequila brand, such as Jimador Blanco.

Jimador Blanco Tequila is a distinctive and flavorful spirit that truly captures the flavor of Mexico. This tequila truly packs a punch with its warm, sharp taste and spicy, earthy aroma.

In the mouth, it feels creamy yet sharp, with interesting notes of mint that give it a restorative quality. However, although it has a complex and savory flavor profile overall, there are also occasional hints of smokiness from the agave plant.

Get the recipe here.

20. Cranberry Margarita

Glasses of cranberry margarita

For Cinco de Mayo, try Cranberry Margarita! This festive cocktail will get you in the mood for the fiesta with its tangy, sweet flavors and rich Mexican spirit. To start, you'll need a good quality tequila, along with lime juice and cranberries

A classic but quality brand is the best choice for tequila—such one is Gringos Blanco Tequila. Made from 100% Blue Agave, this premium spirit is distilled using cutting-edge steel column technology for a clean and consistent flavor profile.

With its ultra-smooth body and warm mouthfeel, Gringos Blanco Tequila is perfectly enjoyable on its own or in the cocktails that are a hallmark of the Mexican liquor tradition, just like this Cranberry Margarita.  

Get the recipe here.

21. Mimosa Margarita

A glass of Mimosa Margarita

Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and that means it's time to start planning the perfect party menu. If you're looking for a festive cocktail to serve, there’s no perfect cocktail than the Mimosa Margarita.

This mouthwatering drink combines two classic cocktails—mimosa and margarita—into one delicious libation. The key to this drink is using high-quality Mexican spirit.

For the base, we recommend using a reposado tequila. Reposado tequilas are aged for at least two months, giving them a smooth, mellow flavor that pairs well with the orange juice in the mimosa. One fine brand of tequila for this cocktail is Clase Azul.

With its sweet and rich flavor, it smells just like a banana cream pie, with undertones of vanilla and clove. On the palate, this medium-bodied spirit also contains notes of oak and candied orange, along with soft hints of pepper.

Get the recipe here.

22. Mexican Style Coffee

A glass of Mexican Style Coffee

If you're looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style, why not try a deliciously unique Mexican cocktail with a dash of Mexican tequila?

This spicy spirit is sure to add a festive twist to the creamy and bitter hints of the coffee. And of course, there's nothing like starting your day with a steaming mug of Mexican Style coffee, infused with all the rich flavors and spices that make this traditional brew so special.

A good ole tequila brand to make this cup even tastier than it already is Casa Dragones. Casa Dragones Tequila Blanco is a unique spirit that is carefully distilled at Casa Dragones. With its bold, complex flavors of agave, pepper, green apple, and clove, this tequila is perfect for cocktails such as a coffee-based one to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Get the recipe here.

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