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5 Variations on Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

On Cinco de Mayo, the margarita is king. But if you're going to dedicate yourself to a night of drinking, sipping the same thing gets old pretty quick. Have an at-home celebration and try these margarita variations from that range from spicy to sweet. Enjoy!

1. Spicy Grand Margarita

2. Agave Ginger-Rita

Cinco de Mayo Adventures Around Town

Cinco de Mayo isn't all about sipping a ton of tequila, but a little never hurt anyone. Here are a few ways to soak up the celebration.

SF Giants Cinco de Mayo Celebration, May 6, 7:15 pm

Mixing Los Gigantes and Cinco de Mayo just makes sense. On the evening of May 6th, head to AT&T Park to watch our orange-and-black-clad boys battle the Colorado Rockies. If you grab a special ticket for the night, you'll score a "Los Gigantes" rally poncho (perfect to keep you warm at night games) and access to the stadium's game pre-party in Seals Plaza, where there will be live music, margaritas, and more. Try dinner at Tres in SOMA before the game with your crew.

7 Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes That Aren't Margaritas

It's Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, which means two things: Mexican pride and a ton of tequila. And while margaritas and shots are awesome and all, why not try something a little more unique (and refined)? So behold, 7 tequila drink recipes from that aren't margaritas. Arriba!

This ginger, mint and orange drink was named a Judges Choice Winner at the 2010 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention.

Cinco de Mayo at Cantina and a Mezcal Tour

Not that we need any extra incentive to enjoy the libations of that wonderful country south of our border, but Cinco de Mayo is a good excuse to do it. And while I love tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer as much as anyone—and drink them often—the real star of drinking Mexican style is the humble lime, that beautiful, perfect citrus with an inimitable flavor and the ability to perk up any light, beach beer and to match seamlessly with all agave-based spirits. All hail the lime.

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