Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year with these delicious and fun 21 Festive Cinco de Mayo Drinks that everyone will enjoy. Whether you want to stick with a classic margarita or try something new like these fun cantaritos, there is something here for whatever you are in the mood for.
When I think of Cinco de Mayo I think of drinks made with tequila, lime and salt but they don’t have to be. There are plenty of other great tequila cocktails to try – trust me, they all look so good!
What Is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated annually on May 5th in the United States. It commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
The holiday has been celebrated in the United States since at least 1894 and has become more popular with its association with Mexican culture and cuisine. Cinco de Mayo is not an official federal holiday in Mexico but it does have some recognition as a regional holiday in certain parts of the country.
What Is The Best Tequila For Margaritas?
The margarita is one of the most popular drinks, and it’s a staple at any Cinco de Mayo celebration.
But what is the best tequila for margaritas?
There are a couple of factors to consider when looking for the best tequila – 100% Blue Agave tequila is best but also consider your budget. Basically, the best tequila for margaritas is the one that you like the most.
Here is a list of three delicious tequilas that are perfect for making margaritas. Although they are on the pricier end as far as the cost of tequila goes.
1) Patron Silver: This is one of the most popular tequilas It’s a favorite because it has a smooth taste and a hint of sweetness. It’s also an affordable option and you can find it almost everywhere.
2) Don Julio Blanco: This is another favorite because it’s aged in oak barrels, giving it hints of vanilla, caramel, and honey flavors.
3) Sauza Blue Reposado: Aged a minimum of two months.
Popular Cinco de Mayo Cocktails
The following are some of the best Cinco de Mayo cocktails but check out these 21 Cinco de Mayo drinks below to sip and celebrate to kick off your celebration!
So start planning your awesome and festive Cinco de Mayo celebration and choose one or a few of these yummy cocktails to serve!
Cinco de Mayo Supplies:
Get the party started with this great margarita pitcher and glasses. Also, pick up some fun party supplies to serve the food!
This classic tequila sour is the perfect sipper for Cinco de Mayo when you're looking for something a bit different from your classic margarita. You'll just love that creamy frothy topping and bright, fresh lemon juice to make one refreshing tequila cocktail.
This spicy mango jalapeño margarita is the best combination of fruity, tropical mango, tequila, lime and a spicy jalapeño kick. Made with mango nectar, tequila, lime and a dash of simple syrup infused with jalapeño flavor.
Cantaritos are a popular Mexican cocktail recipe made with tequila, citrus fruits, salt, and bubbly grapefruit soda. What is the end result? A sweet, tangy, and refreshing drink that's dangerously good to cool off with from the summer heat!