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5 Last-Minute Cinco de Mayo Drinks

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The Bloody Maria

Like many holidays that started elsewhere, Cinco de Mayo has (for better or worse) become a big drinking holiday in the United States. Well, if you’re going to be drinking today, we want you to do it right, so we put together 5 classic and contemporary cocktails to take you from morning to night.

Cinco de Mayo only happens once a year. Better start drinking—now.

Wake Up Call

The Bloody Maria
Start your morning with a kick! This spicy, tequila twist on the classic Bloody Mary is a perfect way to begin your Cinco celebration.


The Michelada
Time to slow it down with a beer-based sipper—you’ve got a long day ahead. You don’t need any tools and it’s built in the glass, so this is a perfect picnic or barbecue drink.


The Rodriguez Sour
Sip your way to a second wind with this tasty sour, a great pairing of sweet and heat.


The Margarita
This twist on the classic was invented at Tommy’s Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. Combining tequila, agave nectar and fresh lime juice, it’s refreshing and invigorating.

Night Cap

The Spiced Old Fashioned
Añejo tequila, Fresno chilis and maple syrup combine in a complex, elegant evening drink.

Series & Type: Cocktails

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