25 Cocktails to Serve at Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration

by Charlotte Chilton

Published on April 15, 2019 by www.townandcountrymag.com

Photo via Gitano Jungle Room/Paper Daisy/Recreation.

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. Here are the best drinks for Cinco de Mayo:

Classic Margarita

Photo credit: @bhofack2/Getty Images

Ingredients: 2 oz tequila 1 oz triple sec 1 oz lime juice 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions: Salt the glasses rim by dipping wet glass rim into salt dish and rotating. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, shake well and strain into the rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

More: How to Make the Perfect Margarita

Margarita Al Pastor

Drink created by Jim Kearns at Recreation at Moxy NYC Downtown. Photo credit: Will Engelmann.

Ingredients: 1 cilantro sprig .75 oz lime 1 oz pineapple juice .5 oz agave .25 oz Ferrand Curacao .5 oz Ancho Reyes Verde .5 oz St. George Green Chile 1 oz Espolon Blanco

Instructions: Add ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with a pineapple frond, pineapple wedge, and cilantro.

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Doctor's Orders

Drink courtesy of La Central in Hotel Americano in New York City. Photo credit: Ken Goodman Photography.

Ingredients: .5 oz Mezcal 1.5 oz blanco tequila 1 oz spiced carrot cordial .5 oz pineapple juice .75 of lemon juice

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake and pour over ice into a glass with a chili salt half rim. Garnish with a baby carrot.

Havana Margarita

Drink and photo courtesy of Ocho at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, TX.