5 Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Spicy Grapefruit Sour

Cinco de Mayo will not be the same this year, since many in the U.S. are still sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if we can’t go out, let us raise a glass on May 5th for the Mexican celebration and look forward to better days. Here are five cinco tequila cocktails to consider:

Pineapple & Spice Margarita

Pineapple & Spice Margarita

2 oz. Casamigos Reposado tequila
1 oz. Pineapple juice
½ oz. Lime juice
¼ oz. Ginger syrup
½ oz. Agave syrup
4 dashes Hell Fire Bitters 

Build in mixing tin, add ice, shake, double strain over fresh cubes, garnish with ginger and serve in a rocks glass with ice. 

The mixologists at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Miami created this recipe.

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Cucumber-Coconut Margarita

Cucumber-Coconut Margarita

1 ½ oz. Patrón Silver tequila
2 oz. Coconut water
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Simple syrup
7 Thin slices of cucumber

Combine ingredients (including 4 of the cucumber slices) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with remaining 3 cucumbers.

The mixologists at Patrón created this recipe.

Passionate Skrew Margarita
Passionate Skrew Margarita

Passionate Skrew Margarita

1 ½ oz. Skrewball peanut butter whiskey
½ oz. Corralejo Reposado tequila
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
1 ½ oz. Passion fruit puree

Rim a Margarita glass with salt and powdered cayenne pepper (or tajin). Shake all ingredients with ice in shaker. Pour into prepared glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

The mixologists at Skrewball created this recipe.

Spicy Grapefruit Sour

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2 oz.  Corralejo Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Grapefruit juice
1 oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Jalapeño simple syrup
1 Egg white

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Strain out ice and shake hard again. Strain into glass. 


The mixologists at Corralejo created this recipe.

Spicy Ginger Margarita
Spicy Ginger Margarita

Spicy Ginger Margarita

2 oz. Los Arango blanco tequila
1 oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Ginger simple syrup 3 slices Fresh-cut jalapeño
Tajín for rim

Rim aglass with tajín. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Fine strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

The mixologists at Los Arango created this recipe.

Melissa Dowling is editor of Cheers magazine, our on-premise sister publication. Read her recent story, America’s Fastest-Growing Wine Brands.

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