Toast Cinco de Mayo with a Collection of Cocktails

From Blue Margaritas to Lime-Chile Beer, liven up your fiesta with six new drinks. Salud!

  • Cinco de Mayo Cocktails
    Ralph Anderson

    Cinco de Mayo

    Lime margaritas are not the only way to toast this important day. May 5th celebrates an important military victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.(It's a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. That's September 16th.) Surprise your guests by serving these new recipes for delicious drinks with Mexican flavor. Salud!

  • Sangría
    Photo: Karry Hosford


    Refreshing, fruity Sangría is a perfect choice for the wine drinkers at your gathering.
  • Shortcut Sangria

    Shortcut Sangria

    Guests on their way? Shortcut Sangría is a speedier version of the original recipe.
  • Lime-Chile Beer
    Annabelle Breakey

    Lime-Chile Beer

    Beer drinkers will love Lime-Chile Beer, a spicy twist on the traditional lime wedge in a beer bottle.
  • Margarita de Sandia
    Howard L. Puckett

    Margarita de Sandia

    Sweet, juicy watermelon is the perfect complement to woody tequila in our Margarita de Sandia.
  • Blue Margaritas

    Blue Margaritas

    Add a splash of unexpected color to your affair with Blue Margaritas – the color comes from blue Curaçao liqueur, which also gives it its distinctive orange flavor.
  • Thyme for Mezcal
    Photo: John Lee; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Thyme for Mezcal

    LIke tequila, mezcal is made from agave, except the plant is roasted in a tone-lined pit, resulting in an overt smokiness to the drink.
  • Fresh Ginger Beer

    Fresh Ginger Beer

    Non-drinking guests will love tangy Fresh Ginger Beer. Garnish with a sugar rim and lime slices to give it a pretty cocktail presentation.
  • Paloma
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Erin Swift


    Tart grapefruit juice and tequila mingle in this classic Mexican cocktail. Don't forget the lime!
  • Mango Margarita
    Howard L. Puckett

    Mango Margarita

    For best flavor and texture, chill the ingredients before making sweet Mango Margaritas.
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