Cinco de Mayo – Mexico’s celebration of their victory over France, and America’s celebration of alcohol. Cinco de Mayo is not the only foreign holiday that America turned into a drinking day (thank you Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day and France for Mardi Gras!), but it is certainly one of the biggest and most anticipated celebrations of the year.
Never one to skip out on a holiday, the team at Creative Click Media decided to join in on the fun and host a margarita party of our own. In celebration of this fiesta, we’re bringing you some of our favorite Cinco-themed drinks that will have you saying ¡ole!
Bev’s Ravishing Raspberry Margarita
Grand Marnier, Chambord – the names alone tell you just how elegant and decadent this margarita truly is. The sweet and sour tang of the raspberries along with the acidic zest of the lemon & lime juices combine to make one classy, delicious drink to perk up your Cinco.
- 4 cups frozen raspberries
- 2 oz. lime juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or 2oz Margarita Texas Mix)
- 6 oz tequila
- 2 oz Grand Marnier
- 3 oz Chambord
- Whole, fresh raspberries (for garnish)
- 1 cup sugar (for glasses)
- Ice cubes
Directions: In a blender, combine ice, frozen raspberries, lemon & lime juice, Grand Marnier, Chambord, and tequila until smooth. Wet the rim of the margarita glasses and dip it in sugar. Pour the drink into the glass, garnish with fresh raspberries, and voila!
Amanda’s Luscious Lemonberry Margarita
What’s more refreshing than strawberries and lemons? These bright, classic margarita flavors with a twist of lemonade and a splash of club soda epitomize the taste of summertime.
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup club soda
- 2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 ounces tequila
- Salt (for rims)
Directions: In a blender, combine ice, strawberries, club soda, lemonade concentrate, tequila, and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice until thick and smooth. Wet the rim with the remaining 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and coat it with salt. Pour into the margarita glass, garnish with a lemon wedge, and unwind.
Adam’s Classic Hacienda Margarita
Better pack your sombrero before drinking this one! With two types of Patrón and notes of lime and agave, this margarita is so authentic that one sip will transport you right to the beaches of Mexico.
- 5 oz Patrón Silver/
- .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
- .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- .25 oz Agave Nectar
- Ice Cubes
Directions: Combine Patrón Silver, Patrón Citrónge Orange, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass, garnish with lime and orange wedges, and you are ready to serve.
Taylor’s Ice Cold Beer Margarita
I bet you never thought you would have foam in your margarita! A traditional Mexican drink with a classic American twist – this margarita acts as the perfect hybrid between two of the world’s favorite alcoholic beverages.
- 6 ounces light lager or pale ale, chilled
- 1 ounce chilled tequila
- 1/4 lime, cut into wedges
- Coarse salt
- 1 ounce thawed frozen limeade concentrate
- Crushed ice
Directions: Combine beer, limeade, and tequila in a mixing glass. Rim glass with salt and fill with crushed ice. Pour mixture into a glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy.
Olivia’s Wicked Watermelon Margarita
For those of us who don’t like our alcohol to actually taste like alcohol, this is the drink for you. The sweetness of the watermelon cut by the tanginess of the limes and the zestiness of the orange liqueur make for one delectable adult fruit smoothie.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 lime wedge
- 3 1/2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
- Crushed ice
Directions: In a blender, combine watermelon, like juice, tequila, and Triple Sec until smooth. Coat the rim of the glass in sugar and fill it halfway with crushed ice. Fill the margarita glass, garnish with a lime, and say cheers!
Leave your favorite recipes in the comment section below – we would love to know what you’re serving up at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!