Amid these difficult times, the spirit of Cinco de Mayo will never falter.

While the global restrictions on public festivities are a definite bummer, there are no rules against living up the holiday in the comfort of your own home. To assist, Chilled has you covered with several easy-to-make cocktail recipes that will engulf you in the classic day’s vibe. Many of these ingredients may already be stocked in your pantries, so put on that sombrero and get mixing!

The Cool, with 1800

The Cool

The Cool

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 1/2 oz. cucumber juice
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup

Preparation: In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients; add ice, shake hard for 10 seconds. Pour into flute glass, top with champagne.


Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. strawberries, blended smooth
  • 1 1/2 oz. Heimat New York Rhubarb liqueur
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 1-2 tsp. agave nectar (optional)

Preparation: Run a lime wedge around desired number of glasses and dip in organic salt (or raw cane sugar) and set aside. Add the strawberry blend to a cocktail shaker, along with Rhubarb Liqueur, lime juice, tequila, agave nectar and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness and acidity as needed. Pour into serving glasses and enjoy!


Cucumber-Coconut Margarita

Cucumber-Coconut Margarita

Cucumber-Coconut Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. PATRÓN Silver
  • 2 oz. Coconut water
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 7 thin slices of cucumber, 3 (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine all 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.


Pina Picante

Pina Picante

Pina Picante

Courtesy of Miami Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

  • 2 oz. Cazadores Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. jalapeno-infused agave syrup
  • 2 oz. Red Bull Tropical

Preparation: Build all ingredients in a glass with ice, stir, then top with Red bull.


Cucumber Mint Margarita

Cucumber Mint Margarita

Cucumber Mint Margarita

Courtesy of Miami Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

  • 1 1/2 oz. Casamigos Silver
  • 1/2 oz. Dolin Blanc
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz.  cucumber and mint infused agave
  • 2 cucumber slices and mint sprig (for garnish)

Preparation: Shake vigorously, double strain, garnish, serve in a rocks glass with ice.


Make Your Own Margarita Trail—at home

Looking for ways to celebrate that will keep you safe? Leave it to technology, as Santa Fe’s Margarita Trail is now available virtually. It is a program that connects 45 different bars and restaurants around the city, all offering a signature margarita cocktail. Visitors are now inspired to “Make Your Own Margarita Trail” at home by viewing bartender instructional videos and recipes for Margaritas found on the trail.

Margarita Trail Passport

Photo by Tourism Santa-Fe

To find and experience specialty-crafted Margaritas made famous by some of the best restaurants and bars in the city, individuals are encouraged to view TOURISM on Santa Fe’s YouTube page to see unique recipes and bartender how-to videos. Also, their Instagram has videos on how to make specialty Margarita’s.