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5 Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo (5th of May), is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
To celebrate, parades are held, food is eaten and Mexican drinks are drunk.
Today we are going to show you 5 fantastic Mexican themed cocktails you can create this holiday!

1. Colour Changing Margarita

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
  • 2 cups of sliced purple cabbage
  • 4 cups of boiling water
  • 4oz of triple sec
  • 1 cup of lemonade
  • 8oz of tequila
  • 3oz lime juice
  • Lime wedge to garnish
  1. Place cabbage in a large heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over cabbage and let it sit until water turns blue. After 5 minutes, strain out cabbage.
  2. When water has cooled, transfer to ice trays, freeze until solid.
  3. In a pitcher, combine tequila with triple sec, lime juice and lemonade. Wet rims of glasses with lime wedge and dip into salt.
  4. Place purple ice cubes in glasses and divide margarita between them. Garnish with lime wedge!


Colour changing margaritas

2. La Piñata

  • 2oz of blanco tequila
  • 1oz of pineapple juice
  • 0.75oz of lime juice
  • 1/2oz of agave
  • Pineapple wedge to garnish
  1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well.
  2. Strain cocktail over fresh ice in a glass.
  3. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple
La pinata

3. Mex-Mosa

  • 2oz of Tequila
  • 0.75oz of simple syrup
  • 0.75oz of grapefruit juice
  • Bottle of prosecco
  1. Add tequila, simple syrup and grapefruit juice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into a champagne flute.
  3. Top with prosecco and garnish with a wedge of lime.



4. Jalapeño Grapefruit Margarita

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
  • 1 tbsp of chilli powder
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups of grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of tequila
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 grapefruit wedge
  1. On a plate, combine chili powder, sugar and 1 tablespoon of salt.
  2. In a pitcher, combine grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, honey and jalapeño. Refrigerate until slightly spicy. Discard jalapeño.
  3. Run a lime wedge along the rim of 4 glasses and dip in sugar mixture to coat. 
  4. Add ice to glasses and pour mixture in. Garnish with grapefruit slice and jalapeno.
Jalapeno cocktail

5. Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup of light rum
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of sparkling wine
  1. In a large measuring cup, mix sugar with lime juice until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add mint leaves and muddle to mash and combine. Stir in light rum and let sit for 1 hour.
  3. When ready, strain into pitcher and add sparkling wine.
  4. Serve over ice and garnish with mint leaves.
Mojito spritz

So there we have it, 5 tasty cocktails for you to make this Cinco De Mayo! For your cocktail glassware and accessories, head over to Drinkstuff!