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May 3, 2019updated May 08, 2019

The Best Cocktails to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By Emma Reynolds

There’s no better way to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a Mexican-inspired cocktail in hand. Stock up on your favorite tequila, mezcal, limes and fresh herbs and create delicious cocktails that will transport you to the playa. Here are some of our favorite cocktails to make at home for this holiday.

Catrina Cocktail

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort

  • 1oz Clase Azul Mezcal
  • .5oz peach schnapps
  • 2oz fresh tangerine juice
  • .5oz agave honey

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and garnish with a twist of tangerine peel. 

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico is a fixture in our Top 100 lists year after year. Whether you’re heading down to this gorgeous Mexican retreat or simply want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Catrina cocktail is the way to go. The citrus-based cocktail is the perfect fruity drink to kick off the summer wherever you are.

Casa Noble Spicy Buck

  • 2oz Casa Noble Resposado Tequila
  • 2 thin slices jalapeño
  • 1 tbsp sliced ginger
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • .75oz simple syrup
  • Ginger ale or ginger beer
  • Dash of bitters
  • Lemon wedge

Muddle jalapeño, ginger, lemon juice and simple syrup then add ice. Shake until chilled and strain into glass over ice, top with ginger ale or ginger beer. Add bitters and garnish with lemon wedge. 

Casa Noble tequila, started by Pepe Hermosillo, is a 100 percent blue agave tequila from Mexico. Triple-distilled and certified organic, Casa Noble is an everyday drinking tequila with exceptional expressions. The tequila is perfectly tasty on its own or mixed in with a cocktail. 


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Grapefruit Collins

Volcán De Mi Tierra

  • 2oz Volcan De Mi Tierra Blanco Tequila
  • .75oz fresh lemon juice
  • .75oz simple syrup
  • 1oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • Soda water to your liking

Shake tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup and grapefruit juice with ice and strain into a double-rocks glass over a large cube of ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

LVMH’s new tequila, Volcán De Mi Tierra is made from volcanic-ash soil in the Los Valles of Jalisco, Mexico. The volcano erupted 200,000 years ago and today, tequila is being made from the indigenous rock-based soil compound. The brand has two tequilas, Blanco and Cristalino, released in 2017. 

Mexican Perfect Martini

The Resort at Pedregal

  • 2oz aged mezcal
  • .75oz fresh pineapple juice
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh ginger

To make, shake mezcal and pineapple juice in a shaker with ice. Strain and add fresh thyme and ginger.

Situated in Los Cabos, Mexico, The Resort at Pedregal is an oceanfront oasis with pristine views of the azure sea. The Va y Viene Beach Bar celebrates the 10th anniversary of the resort with a series of special recipes. Create the Mexican Perfect Martini at home to cheers in The Resort at Pedregal style. 

Tanteo Chipotle Margarita

  • 2oz Tanteo Chipotle Margarita
  • 1oz fresh lime juice
  • .5oz agave nectar

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice, lime wedge or your choice of fruit.

Tanteo Tequila is the original 100 percent agave spicy tequila from none other than Jalisco, Mexico (the tequila capital of the country). Blue agave is first cooked in brick ovens and infused with local peppers. The chipotle margarita is infused with chipotle spices. The result? A smooth tequila with a kick. 

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