5 Easy Cinco de Mayo Drinks to Make This Year

5 Easy Cinco de Mayo Drinks to Make This Year

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, so now is the time to plan your celebration!

If you’re looking for some drinks for Cinco de Mayo that you haven’t tried before, you’ve come to the right place. We have collected five of the freshest Cinco de Mayo drink recipes on the internet for you to try while you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year.

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5. Tequilla Sunrise

This tequila sunrise is a Mexican drink favorite of man a Cinco de Mayo party. This tequila cocktail recipe is beautiful, refreshing, and simple: what more could you ask for in a celebratory drink?


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It’s so simple and easy that just about anyone could whip it up in five minutes. This refreshing drink doesn’t have to be a pool-side commodity or a Cinco de Mayo exclusive.

We recommend keeping this recipe on hand for all occasions. It makes an excellent pairing with light salty snacks like chips and guac.

The best part is that it only takes about five minutes to throw together! This quick recipe will make you one serving.

First, gather your ingredients:

4 oz. orange juice
2 oz. silver tequila
1/2 oz. grenadine
Orange slice, for garnish
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
First, slice your orange, You may want to try a few different shapes, just to make sure the photo you take of this inevitably gorgeous drink looks its best. A good, sharp knife, like this 8-inch German steel professional chef knife, will be essential here.
Find yourself a tall glass and fill it with ice. Personally, I like to use a chilled glass for this step when possible, but that isn’t necessary.
Add the orange juice and tequila and stir (not shake) to combine all the ingredients.
When that is fully incorporated, add grenadine and pop that maraschino cherry and orange slice on the top for a colorful, fruity, and sweet garnish. Blood orange slices look especially striking as a garnish on this one!
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4. Strawberry Sombrero Cocktail

We are in love with this creamy and rich cocktail from mixthatdrink.com


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Much like the eternal classic strawberries and cream, the richness of the milk in this creamy recipe cuts the natural sweetness of the strawberries. This creates a well-balanced concoction you’ll want to sip on all night long.  Which you’ll be able to do since this recipe caters to lightweights. It has no hard liquors since it’s based around Kahlua which is only 40 proof.

This is a delightful sipping drink and a great choice for parties where you want to moderate alcohol intake.

Best of all, it only requires three ingredients and takes all of about two minutes to make!

First, gather your ingredients:

1 ounce Kahlua
2 teaspoon strawberry syrup
3 ounces milk

Pour all three ingredients into a cocktail glass. Stir until the color is even and consistent. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!

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3. Grilled Pineapple Margarita with Jalapeno

For a more complicated cocktail, with amazing layered flavors, try this recipe from platingsandpairings.com 


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The most incredible blend of sweet, spicey, and smoky, this cocktail is sure to be on-demand all summer long. It’s the perfect mix of caramelized pineapple, sizzling jalapeno, and a balancing splash of vanilla.

It pairs superbly with traditional Mexican food as well!

Don’t let yourself get intimidated if you haven’t tried infusing tequila or caramelizing pineapple slices before. It really couldn’t be simpler.

First, make sure you’ve got the ingredients:

Caramelized Pineapple Slices

1 pineapple (cut into 1-inch thick slices )

Jalapeno Infused Tequila

1 cup silver tequila
1 jalapeno (sliced into rings)


3 ounces jalapeno infused tequila
1 ounce triple sec
2 1-inch thick slices of grilled pineapple (chilled)
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice ((juice of 1 lime))
2 Tablespoons agave syrup (to taste)
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Crushed ice
Grilled pineapple and lime wedges for garnish
Citrus salt or kosher salt (for rimming your glass)

To infuse the jalapeno, simply slice up a single pepper and toss it in a jar with the tequila (we recommend a glass jar, as plastic can sometimes capture flavors a bit). Let the jar sit for 12 hours, then give it a sip. If it isn’t spicy enough, let it sit another 12. If you think it’s good to go then strain out the jalapenos. The tequila you don’t use can be stored in the freezer.

Cut the pineapple into 1 inch thick rings and oil it lightly as you preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill it for about five minutes on each side until you have some nice grill marks. Pop the slices in the fridge until they’re nice and chilly. We recommend doing this when you make the jalapeno infused tequila so that the slices have plenty of time to chill.

Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. You’ll need a fairly powerful blender for this, which is why we recommend investing in this one, available at Best Buy.

If you don’t like any texture in your drinks, you may want to strain out any stray pineapple pulp. Then just salt the rim of your glass and garnish with pineapple pieces, jalapeno slices, and/or lime wedges.

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2. The Firecracker – Watermelon, Lime, and Cucumber Cocktail

This amazing creation comes from creative-culinary.com


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 This cocktail is refreshing, not overpowering, but cool and crisp. It only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish!
First, get your ingredients together:
(if you don’t have something and you need to slap this together last minute, we recommend using Instacart and getting your groceries delivered, rather than hoofing it around the store yourself)
  • 4oz Prairie Cucumber Vodka (If you don’t have cucumber vodka, just add some cucumber slices to the watermelon and lime.)
  • 41-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
  • 2 limes diced
  • 2oz simple syrup (boil 1/4 cup water with equal sugar until the sugar just dissolves. Add 1/4 cup ice to cool and then store in the fridge)


  • Lime Rim (equal parts salt and sugar mixed with a touch of freshly grated lime)
  • 2 watermelon Slices
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 2 small mint sprigs

Combine vodka, watermelon, and lime in a cocktail shaker and muddle all the ingredients well. Add the simple syrup, fill the whole thing with ice, cover, and shake until ice cold.
Run a cut lime around the rim of the glass you’re serving in and then dip it in the lime rim mixture.
Fill the glasses with ice and pour in your delicious concoction.
Garnish with a cute cut watermelon slice, a slim cucumber slice, and/or a jaunty sprig of mint.

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1. Mexican Mule Cocktail

Refreshing and delightful, we love this Mexican Mule Cocktail from treatsandeats.com

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This tequila drink is a fun switch-up of the classic drink, the Moscow Mule.

First step, gather your ingredients:
2 oz tequila
2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice ( we recommend using this amazing juicer, which will guarantee the freshest juice possible for this and any other recipe you choose to make)
Ginger beer
Simple syrup or agave nectar if desired

Add the tequila and grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain the liquid into your glass and add ice. Top off with ginger beer and add simple syrup or agave if desired. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and serve cold.

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