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Get Your Tequila on This Cinco de Mayo

May 3 2012 - 11:00am

Tequila is a staple Mexican spirit that always manages to get everyone ready to party. Whether you'd like to get a little festive at your next happy hour or you're hosting a big Cinco de Mayo extravaganza, it wouldn't be the same without some tequila on the table. Unless you've got a crew that prefers to rip some shooters, I've got you covered with tons of tequila-filled cocktails, some classic and others with an updated twist. Time to do the iconic Pee-wee dance, and click through to get pumped.

Patron Red Carpet

Tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh fruit juice come together for this pretty Patron Red Carpet [1] cocktail.

Strawberry and Tequila Cocktail

A simple, delicious, and seasonal tequila cocktail comes in the form of this strawberry and tequila cooler [2], adapted from the celeb chef Guy Fieri.


Our take on Mexico's most popular tequila drink, the paloma [3], includes fresh grapefruit juice, club soda, and simple syrup.

Blood Orange Margarita

I love the bright Spring hue of these tart blood orange margaritas [4].

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail

Its sweet, minty flavor, refreshing quality, and beautiful color make a watermelon-tequila cocktail [5] a must-have drink at your next happy hour celebration.

Tequila Cocktail

Bobby Flay [6]'s tequila cocktail [7] is a perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail, filled with fresh pineapple.

Kiwi Cobbler

You may never think to toss the cute little kiwi into a cocktail, but this kiwi cobbler [8], starring tequila and muddled fruit, is a sweet and fruity treat.


Whether or not you're a big lover of cucumber, this Sueño [9], starring tequila and rosemary, may change your mind about the combination of these flavors in a cocktail.

Jalapeño Margarita

If a margarita with a twist boasting a spicy punch of flavor sounds up your alley, this jalapeño margarita [10] may be your best bet.


If you've ever been interested in what guava juice can do to a cocktail, it's time to taste a guavarita [11].

Jalisco Flower

St. Germain, tequila, sparkling wine, and grapefruit juice may seem like a strange combination, but it all truly comes together in a Jalisco Flower [12].

Tequila and Tonic

Tequila and tonic [13] may be outside your comfort zone, but this is an easy drink to throw together that tequila lovers will enjoy.

Tequila Sunrise

There's little in the tequila department that's more beautiful or tasty than a stunning tequila sunrise [14] cocktail.

Agave Niño

Tequila, white wine, and ginger liqueur? Don't knock it until you've tried your own Agave Niño [15].


Another smooth and refreshing cocktail that will get your Summer ready is this sweet in-sandíary [16] full of delicious fresh watermelon juice.

Peach Margarita

Get excited for Summer peach season with a pretty peach margarita [17].

Classic Margarita

Can you ever go wrong with a big pitcher of classic margaritas [18] to make a party happen? I think not.

Blackberry-Thyme Margarita

This fruit-filled blackberry-thyme margarita [19] would be perfect paired with any grilled dishes or Mexican fare.

Long Island Iced Tea

If you're looking to empty your liquor cabinet, a Long Island iced tea [20] — which is the dangerous combination of vodka, rum, triple sec, gin, and tequila — could be your choice this Cinco de Mayo.


This eclectic recipe of tequila, apple brandy, and Campari with passion fruit, pomegranate, and blood orange puree makes the Eclipse [21] a standout Spring cocktail.

Tommy's-Style Margarita

The biggest difference between the classic and this cute Tommy's-style margarita [22]? This recipe leaves out the supersweet flavor of orange liqueur and calls for agave nectar instead.

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