Happy Cinco de Mayo!

If you need drinks to make to celebrate with, we have you covered. This highly anticipated day of the year is the perfect time to gather with friends and make a tequila-based cocktail to sip on. Even if celebrating at home, these six Cinco de Mayo cocktails will evoke the feeling of going out and saluting the day.

Cinco de Mayo doesn’t just have to be margaritas either. These tequila-based cocktails will replace any classic drink you’ve been ordering in past years. Serve with a side of guac and chips and get to drinking.

Here are six cocktails you must make this Cinco de Mayo.

Escorpion Cocktail

Escorpion Cocktail

Escorpion Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz. Hawaii-Chili Infused Tequila
  • 1/4 oz. Agave
  • 1 Muddled Bordeaux Cherry
  • 3 dashes of Sassafras Bitters
  • Hot chili, for garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and stir. Strain over a large ice cube in a cocktail glass.

Cocktail from: Lucky Day 


1800 Piña Paloma

1800 Piña Paloma

1800 Piña Paloma

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 4 oz. Jarritos Pineapple
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Preparation: Build over ice in a highball glass and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel and pineapple leaves.


Pico Picante

Pico Picante

Pico Picante

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. of Casamigos Blanco
  • 1/2 oz. of Ilegal Joven Mezcal
  • 1 3/4 oz. of Pico Mix (3/4 oz. Cucumber Juice; 3/5 oz. Jalapeño Syrup; 1/4 oz. Cilantro)
  • 1 Dash of Orange Bitters
  • Cucumber swirl for garnish

Preparation: In a shaker, combine the tequila, mezcal, and pico mix into a shaker. Add in the pico mix and dash of orange bitters and shake vigorously. Pour into a highball glass over ice and garnish with a cucumber swirl.


Spicy Guava-Rita

Spicy Guava-Rita

Photo by American Social

Spicy Guava-Rita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Choice of Tanteo Tequila
  • 1 oz. Real Guava
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin. Rim cocktail glass with jalapeno salt. Shake, strain over fresh ice.


Serena Margarita

Serena Margarita

Serena Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Dobel Maestro Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. Damiana liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Agave syrup
  • Dehydrated lime wheel
  • Black sea salt
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Service: Rocks

Preparation: ​Add all ingredients into the tin, add ice, shake. Double strain into glass, garnish.


Paloma Roja

Paloma Roja

Paloma Roja

Recipe from Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 1/4 oz. Hibiscus tea
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 4 oz. Grapefruit soda
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 pinch Salt or Tajin
  • 1 tsp Jalapeño (sliced without seeds)
  • Grapefruit slices

Preparation: Salt rim a Collins glass, then fill it with ice and incorporate all ingredients. Stir the mix and garnish with grapefruit slices and jalapeño.