Fiesta Time: Flavorful Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

2nd May 2013 / By Guest Contributor

Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos! Get together with friends and loved ones for a day of scrumptious food and traditional cocktails. Not sure what type of cocktails to enjoy? Check out some of my favorites drinks, plus get the easy-to-follow recipes.

JustFab Cinco De Mayo DIY Cocktails


Kick up your margarita with a spicy touch by making a Pineapple Chile Margarita:

  • 1 cup of tequila
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder (you can add less or more according to your preference)
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • ½ cup of lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of agave nectar

Combine ice, tequila, chili powder, agave nectar, pineapple and lime juice into your blender and pulse. To garnish your margarita glass, just wet the rim and dip the glass in a coarse salt and chili powder mixture and voilà, you have a zesty margarita!

In the mood for a thirst quenching cocktail, then try the Paloma:

  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • 6 oz. grapefruit soda
  • ½ oz. lime juice

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add tequila, grapefruit soda and lime juice. Give it a few good shakes and pour into a chilled glass. You can add a lime slice to the edge of your glass for a garnish If you can’t find grapefruit soda, you can use grapefruit juice and add a splash of club soda for the same refreshing taste.

Consider a traditional Mexican beverage, Horchata, a delicious rice drink. We made ours with a twist of course, Spiked Horchata calls for:

  • 6oz. Hortchata
  • 2 oz spiced rum
  • Cinnamon for garnish

You can find Horchata at your local grocery. Combine ice, Horchata and rum into a cocktail shaker, give it a shake or two and pour in a chilled glass. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy this invigorating cocktail.

Give these tasty drinks a whirl and let us know what you think!


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