Your Cinco de Mayo 2022 Guide To Enjoy With Your Friends
While Cinco de Mayo officially celebrates the 1862 Mexican army’s victory over the French, it’s become a holiday that people across the world celebrate. Typically, most people would spend the day eating at Mexican restaurants, downing margaritas and throwing parties.
Holidays are meant to bring people together, so let’s do that with Cinco de Mayo this year. When celebrating Cinco de Mayo is there really any other choice than a tequila cocktail?
This year, whether you opt for the traditional margarita or shake things up with a smokey Mezcal drink, avoid the crowded and pricey Mexican restaurants and mix up these tasty cocktails instead. We’ve rounded up the very best cocktails to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fun fiesta at home.
Cinco de Mayo Cocktails
Campo Verde Margarita (Green Field)
1 ½ oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Nectar
2 Slices Cucumber (Muddled)
3–4 Basil Leaves
Spicy salt or regular salt (half of the rim)
Rim half of a chilled coupe glass with salt. Muddle cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and fresh ice and shake well. Strain contents into the coupe glass, garnish with a cucumber ribbon and basil leaf.
Perfect Patrón Margarita
1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver
1 oz PATRÓN Citrónge Orange
.75 oz Fresh lime juice
.25 oz Simple syrup
Lime wedge for garnish
Kosher salt (optional)
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Optionally, salt half the rim of the glass with kosher salt.
PATRÓN Perfect Paloma
1.5 oz Patrón Reposado
3 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
.5 oz Agave syrup (1:1)
.5 oz Fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz Sparkling water
Sugar and salt for rimming
Grapefruit wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
1 ½ part Tequila Cazadores Blanco
½ part Premium Triple Sec
½ part Agave Nectar
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Slice of Jalapeño
In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all the ingredients, shake and serve over the rocks in glass.
1 part Grand Marnier® Cordon Rouge
1 part Tequila
.5 part Fresh Lime Juice
Fill a wide, shallow dish with 2–3 mm of fine salt. Cut a lime in half at the width and rub around half of the rim of a margarita glass. Cut a thin, crosswise slice from one of the lime halves for garnish. Holding glass upside down, dip wet half delicately into the salt. Shake Grand Marnier, tequila and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into glass and apply lime garnish to the rim.
Prickly Pear & Agave Margarita
1 1/2 parts Tequila Cazadores Blanco
¼ oz. St. Germain
1 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. agave nectar
1 oz. Fresh Prickly Pear Puree
Manny’s Salt Rim
In a mixing glass, add all the ingredients with ice, shake and serve on the rocks (salt rim optional).
2 oz Cincoro Blanco
.75 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz Agave Nectar
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, add ice and shake vigorously until cold (shake longer if served up, shake shorter if served on the rocks). Garnish with Half-Salt Rim and Scored Lime Wedge
Avión Cristalino Clear-Cut Martini
2 oz / 2 parts Avión Cristalino
½ oz / ½ part Lillet Blanc
Stir and strain over a cold martini glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Tequila Plata*
4 oz Tonic
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
Place ice in a high-ball glass and add the ingredients. Stir and garnish with grapefruit wedge.
1.5 oz Astral Tequila Blanco
1.5 oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 tsp Agave Nectar
Sparkling Blood Orange Soda to top
Combine first four ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake and strain into an ice filled glass. Top with sparkling blood orange soda.
The Original Margarita
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Wet rim of a rocks glass with lime and dip in salt. Set aside.
Combine the Cointreau, blanco tequila, and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker
Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds
Fill the prepared salt-rimmed rocks glass with ice and strain cocktail into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel
1 ½ oz Patron Silver
¾ oz Martini & Rossi Fiero
¾ oz lime juice
½ oz agave syrup
Shake and strain into rocks glass with new ice, lime wheel garnish. Salt rim optional.
ORIGINAL DELEÓN “LOVE” MARGARITA
1 ½ oz. DeLeón Tequila Blanco
½ oz. Orange Liqueur
½ oz. Fresh Lime
½ oz. Fresh Lemon
1 Orange Slice
¾ oz. Agave Nectar Syrup
Rim rocks glass. Muddle orange in a shaker, and add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and orange wheel.
The Freshest Margarita
2 Parts Milagro Silver
3/4 Part Agave Nectar*
1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
1 Lime Wheel
Pour All Ingredients Into A Boston Shaker. Add Ice, Shake And Strain Over Fresh Ice Into A Rocks Glass.
Garnish With A Lime Wheel.
Or Substitute With Simple Syrup.
Espolòn Reposado Spicy Margarita
45 ml Espolòn Reposado
15 ml of Ancho Reyes Verde
30 ml Fresh Lime Juice
10 ml agave syrup (depending on sweetness)
Shake ingredients with plenty of ice, double strain in a in a coupette. Garnish with lime peel/wedge. Premium coupette (or rock as an alternative “on the rocks”)
Hornitos Don Francisco Margarita
2 Parts Hornitos Plata or Reposado Tequila
1 Part Orange Juice
½ Part Lime Juice
¾ Part Honey Syrup
Salt & Chili Powder Rim
Put equal parts salt and chili powder on a plate. Use an orange or lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass, and gently roll it into the salt/chili powder. Combine cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice.
2oz Izo Bacanora
.5oz Clarified Apple Syrup*
2 Dashes Citric, Malic, & Tartaric Acid tincture
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, stir and pour over a large rock. Garnish with an expressed orange peel and sal de gusano.
Juice apples and then drip filter through a coffee filter. Cut the clarified juice equal parts by weight with sugar.
1.5 oz blanco tequila
1 250ml can of BABE Rosé with bubbles
1.5 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 small watermelon
1 Jalapeño Pepper
Fresh mint, to garnish (optional)
Roses, to garnish (optional)
Combine tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker. Cut two 1-inch cubes of watermelon and one circular slice of jalapeño pepper and add to the shaker. (If you want it less spicy, omit the seeds of the pepper). Muddle until thoroughly blended. Add ice and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Double strain into a wine glass over a large ice cube. Fill the glass to the top with BABE Rosé with bubbles and garnish with mint, rose and jalapeño.
BETTY BUZZ SPARKLING MARGARITA
1.5 oz Tequila
1/2 Bottle Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime
1 oz agave or simple syrup
Start with a lowball glass and add ice, tequila, agave, Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime, and stir together. Garnish with a lime wheel.
The Enchanted Forest
Sustainable option created by Co-founder and mixologist, Juan Coronado.
1.5 oz Mijenta Blanco Tequila
.5 oz of Blue Curacao
.5 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz vanilla Horchata
Shake and strain into cocktail glass
Garnish with moss, dry ice and micro flowers
2 parts Mijenta Blanco Tequila
1 part grapefruit juice
.5 part lime juice
1 part agave/cinnamon syrup
Top with prosecco
Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice
Strain into a wine glass filled with ice
Top with prosecco
Garnish with grapefruit peel
Sagamore Spirit’s Ryegarita
1 oz Sagamore Spirit Distiller’s Select Tequila Finish
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Lime Juice
½ oz Agave Nectar
Sliced Jalapeno with or without seeds to taste
Lime for garnish
1.5 oz Sagamore Spirit Distiller’s Select Tequila Finish
1 oz Honey Simple Syrup
4 oz Grapefruit Juice
Splash of Club Soda
1.5oz. Dos Hombres Mezcal
.50oz. Agave Syrup
.75oz. Fresh Lime Juice
10z. Hibiscus Tea
Top with soda water
Add all ingredients minus soda water to a shaker tin with ice. Shake then strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with dried hibiscus flowers and lime wheel. Enjoy!
This Cinco de Mayo, get a cocktail kit with your favorite Tequila delivered to your door! Casamigos has partnered with Sourced Craft Cocktails and TheBar.Com to curate a custom, limited edition cocktail kit just in time for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
The kit, which makes approximately 12 cocktails, comes with a bottle of Casamigos, fresh ingredients batched together for easy pouring, a jigger for measuring out your cocktails and Casamigos branded cups. It’s the ultimate party in a box.
Margalicious Margarita from Thomas Ashbourne
The Margalicious Margarita by Ashley Benson, Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens is a fool-proof craft cocktail option to sip, share and enjoy this Cinco de Mayo! This clean, crisp and refreshing margarita features natural and freshly squeezed lime juice, pure sea salt and hints of orange zest with a high-quality, and high proof (20% ABV) tequila base.
Cacique, one of the country’s top authentic Mexican food brands, is partnering with celebrated Mexican American mixologist Erick Castro to launch “Queso and Cocktails” — a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in a box! The kits are available for purchase (for those 21+) through home cocktail delivery service, Cocktail Courier.
Cacique’s limited edition “Queso and Cocktails” kits include three Cacique quesos — Queso Blanco Queso Dip, Ranchero brand Queso Fresco and Oaxaca — as well as all the ingredients needed to shake up signature margaritas designed by Erick Castro to perfectly pair with each.
The Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cocktail Kit
To make it a fiesta, on Monday, May 2nd, Uber Eats will introduce The Margarita Market, an in-app destination where you can order The Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cocktail Kit, with everything needed to make up to 8 Margaritas right at home — Cointreau, tequila, limes, salt and bar tools and more!
Flybird is designed to deliver authentic, vibrant cocktails in a ready-to-drink (‘RTD’) format, so it’s easy to imbibe on the fly. In 2019, Founder Donny Sebastiani sought to launch a premium margarita cocktail in a RTD format that was 100% Blue Weber Agave based, offering a genuine cocktail experience, bartender free.
Flybird Cocktails launched its core Margarita cocktail range, Baja Lime and Strawberry initially before expanding the line to include bold new expressions and flavors such as Passion Fruit, Watermelon Cucumber, Blood Orange, Prickly Pear, and Paloma.
More recently Flybird Cocktails debuted Flybird Cans (a 4-pack of Lime and Strawberry) and two new cocktails: Pina Colada and Mojito. Inspired by warm beaches, bold breezy nights and the vibrancy of Mexico, the distinctive, design-forward label and packaging pairs perfectly with the dynamic authentic liquid within. Just pour over ice and enjoy.
Just in time for Cino de Mayo, sipMARGS has launched their NEW and exciting ready-to-drink sparkling margarita flavor, Spicy! sipMARGS is a real, authentic margarita made with top-quality tequila, perfect for those who want fun without compromise. While it’s low calorie, low sugar, and low carbs; it’s not low in flavor! The bold, great-tasting margarita makes the ideal canned beverage for any occasion.
Wow your guests with the perfect ready-to-drink Spicy Margarita. This canned cocktail takes a zesty spin on the classic margarita flavor. Spicy brings notes of passionfruit, yuzu and jalapeno for a unique, great taste and a peppery zing to awaken the senses, perfect for any fiesta!
Created by two cousins in San Francisco, Golden Rule’s cocktails use family recipes, all-natural ingredients, and top shelf spirits to create a quality, authentic drinking experience wherever life takes you. The Golden Rule Margarita Original is made with top shelf 100% agave tequila, triple sec, and lime juice — the perfect balance of sweet and tart and sure to get the party started.
Shake well, pour over ice, and pair with homemade guacamole, tacos, chips & salsa, and good company for a simple and spirited Cinco de Mayo. The Golden Rule Margarita represents everyone’s local cantina, local taco truck, and the feeling of that place where you can unwind with friends while enjoying a classic marg.