Published on May 4, 2018 | Last Updated on February 14, 2022
Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite “holidays” because of the bright colors and fun festivities, and the drinks make it even better! I have three go to Mexican cocktails that I love making for a group or just for Trent and me- the Paloma, the Jalapeno Margarita and the Minialmist Margartia.
The first cinco de mayo was celebrated in Puebla, Mexico and it commemorates the Mexican victory over France at the Battle of Puebla which occurred on May 5th.
Today, this event is celebrated as a day to commemorate Mexican heritage and pride as well as its rich history and culture. It has become synonymous amongst many Americans to be a day of drinking alcohol, especially tequila. Many festivities are held to celebrate this event with parades, concerts, marathons and parties.
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This is one of my very favorites- it’s simple yet flavorful. I found this easy recipe and now it’s one of my go-to’s when my friends come over!
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Combine tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime juice in a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice-filled glasses and garnish each with a wedge of lime.
This is such a great drink if you like a little bit of a kick. Made with fresh jalapenos, it’s spicy yet still refreshing.
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In the bottom of a pitcher, muddle the jalapeno slices with the lime juice. Add the tequila and stir. Add salt to the rim of each glass and fill with the margarita mix. Garnish with a lime and enjoy!
A minimalist margarita is just as it sounds- minimal. This is Trent’s favorite and makes me squirm a little with each sip.
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Add tequila and lime juice into a salted rimmed glass then add a splash of agave. Serve with a lime garnish.
During Cinco De Mayo celebrations, it is a common practice to serve Mexican dishes with refreshing drinks. In fact, for this holiday, many people love to eat spicy and tangy dishes that perfectly match with cocktails or other alcoholic beverages.
With cinco de mayo cocktails, you can serve the Mexican shrimp ceviche. You should cut out all the unhealthy ingredients in your life if you want to keep your body healthy. The dish is made with freshly caught shrimps mixed with cucumber and onion, lemon juice, red chili pepper flakes, salt and cilantro leaves.
If you have had a hectic week, then you can try cooking this dish. It is quick and easy to make because it only takes about 20 minutes of your time.
Flour tortilla is topped with shredded chicken which has been simmered in salsa for hours. You are guaranteed of enjoying flavors that are sure to satisfy your palate when you serve this with cinco de mayo cocktails.
This dish pairs well with cinco de mayo recipes as it offers a sweet and tangy flavor. In fact, it is as tasty as the ones you can order from your favorite Mexican restaurant! It only takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.
The three easiest and quickest cocktails for Cinco de Mayo are made with this recipe. These drinks require no special skills, just some time on your hands!
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