Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

Cinco de Mayo isn’t the the same without some tequila-infused cocktails. Paired with some delicious Mexican fare like guacamole and chilaquiles, celebrate with a classic margarita or a fruit-infused tequila medley.

Mango Margarita

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Ingredients for the Margarita Mix:
1 1/4 pounds fresh mangoes
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Gray salt
For the drink:
3 cups ice
1 1/2 cups Mango Margarita Mix
4 ounces tequila
2 ounces triple sec
Lime wedges
Mint Salt, recipe follows


  • Peel and pit the mangoes and cut them into large chunks. Place the mango in a blender with the water, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more sugar, if necessary.
  • Fill the blender with ice and add the Mango Margarita Mix, tequila, and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip into Mint Salt to coat rim. Fill glass and enjoy!

Mint Salt:
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup gray salt or coarse sea salt
Clean and dry mint and roughly chop. With a mortar and pestle, crush equal parts fresh mint and salt.

Traditional Margarita

2 fluid ounces blanco tequila
1 fluid ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 fluid ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 fluid ounce agave nectar


  • Mix all ingredients in a mixer.
  • Shake and pour liquid over ice.
  • Can salt the rim of glass using for serving.

Frozen Lemon-Berry Margarita

4 Lime wedges
2 tablespoons coarse sugar
2/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
2 cups ice cubes
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup tequila, optional


  • Using lime wedges, moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses. Set aside limes for garnish. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Set aside. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
  • In a blender, combine the lemonade concentrate and raspberries; cover and process until blended. Press mixture through a fine sieve; discard seeds. Return raspberry mixture to blender; add the ice, strawberries, blueberries, sugar and tequila if desired. Cover and process until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with reserved limes.

Papaya Smash

1 Slice of Fresh Papaya
¼  oz. Agave Nectar
1 ¼  oz. Avión Añejo
½  oz. Aperol
½  oz. Orange Juice
¾  oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish with Fresh Papaya


  • Add a slice of fresh papaya and agave nectar to a mixing glass.
  • Muddle to release the papaya flavor.
  • Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain over ice, and garnish with a fresh slice of papaya
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