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3 Mexican Cervezas to Sip on This Cinco de Mayo

Whether you're hosting a festive Cinco de Mayo party or have mellower plans, including frosty bottles of Mexican beer is an easy, refreshing, and perfectly on-theme way to round out your South-of-the-border spread. From light and crisp (read: compulsively drinkable) to thicker-bodied malty brews, there's a cerveza for nearly any taste. Here are three of our go-tos.

Tecate

Our day-drinking pick, Tecate is exceptionally light and easy to drink. Though critics may call it watery, we think it's utterly refreshing and a solid choice if balmy temperatures are in your forecast this Cinco de Mayo. For extra freshness, try it with a squeeze of lime, or, if spicy is more your style, doctor a can up michelada-style.

Keep reading for two more suggestions.

Bohemia

Tart, fruity, and relatively mild, Bohemia is a medium-bodied option for those who prefer a brew with a bit more heft. Notes of malt and hops are present — think the yeasty aroma or freshly baked bread — but it's still immensely quaffable and relatively light. If you're looking to serve up two options, then we'd suggest starting with a lighter brew like Tecate during daytime hours and transitioning to Bohemia come nightfall.

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Indio

Despite its richer hue, Indio is similarly styled to Tecate (though slightly fuller bodied). Lightly sweet (think butternut squash), fizzy, and crisp, it's another alfresco-friendly option that goes down smoothly — we'll pack a six-pack in our cooler come our next beach picnic.

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts
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