Cinco de Mayo calls for cocktails with tequila, lots of limes! If you're not a fan of tequila, there are some great Mexican beers you can serve or you might want to try a Beer Margarita (they are good!)
One of my personal favorites is The Tequila Sunrise. It tastes fabulous, it is a great change from the usual Cinco de Mayo margaritas and it looks fabulous!
4 oz orange juice
2 oz tequila
1/2 oz grenadine
orange slice for garnish
maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour tequila and orange juice into a highball glass filled with ice and stir. To get the signature two-toned look, slowly pour the grenadine around the inside edge of the glass, it will sink and slowly rise to mix with the other ingredients naturally. Garnish a cherry and orange slice.
Mix first 3 ingredients in a glass:
1 - 1.5 ounce jigger tequila
5 ounces lemonade
1 wedge lime
Serve over ice, salt optional
Mix first 4 ingredients in a pitcher:
1 12 ounce can frozen limeade concentrate
12 ounces tequila
12 ounces water
12 ounces beer
1 lime, cut into wedges
Blend and serve over ice, salt rim optional
2 oz blanco or reposado tequila
6 oz fresh grapefruit soda (Squirt) OR
grapefruit juice and splash of soda
1/2 oz lime juice
Salt for rimming (optional)
Rim a collins glass with salt. Fill the glass with ice and add the tequila and lime juice. Top it off with grapefruit soda. A light, fruity drink with a fizz and one of the smoothest, refreshing tequila drinks.
Moonlight Blue Margarita
Pour first 3 ingredients in a shaker with ice:
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 oz blue curacao
1 oz fresh lime juice
lime wedge for garnish
salt for rimming
Shake and pour into a margarita glass rimmed with salt and garnish with a lime wedge.
This drink keeps the orange flavor of a typical margarita, but the blue curacao adds a fabulously cool blue color to the cocktail.
1 fresh coconut
1 oz white tequila
1 oz melon liqueur
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz sugar syrup
1/2 fresh lime
1 cup ice
Make a glass out of the coconut by slicing off top of the coconut. (Keep the coconut water to drink later-it's great over ice.) Mix tequila, melon liqueur, rum, pineapple juice, sugar syrup and ice into the empty coconut shell.
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