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 Liquor.com 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.

1.5 oz Herradura Reposado Tequila
.5 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
.75 oz Fresh orange juice
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
.75 oz Agave syrup
6-8 Mint leaves
Dash Angostura Orange Bitters

Mint sprig

Glass: Wine

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a wine glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish the drink with a mint sprig.

Don Julio’s Bloody Maria
Who says a Bloody Mary needs to be made with vodka? Try this tequila take on the brunch classic.


1.5 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
6 drops Tabasco Sauce
8 drops Worcestershire Sauce
Pinch celery salt
Pinch ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Ground horseradish
2 teaspoons Fresh lime juice
8 oz Tomato juice

Garnish: Strips of celery

Glass: Highball

Dip a highball glass into lemon juice and then dip it into black pepper. Add to the glass Don Julio Reposado, Tabasco Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, celery salt, tomato juice and ground horseradish. Stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with thin strips of celery.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo year round with this refreshing grapefruit soda and tequila cocktail contributed by master mixologist and Liquor.com advisor Aisha Sharpe.

2 oz Tequila
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt
4 oz Grapefruit soda

Garnish: Lime wedge

Glass: Highball

Add all the ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a lime wedge

Patrón Perfect Cosmo
Like Cosmos? Try this flavorful and easy tequila version of the drink.

2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila
.75 Patrón Citrónge Orange Liqueur
Splash of cranberry juice
Squeeze of lime

Garnish: Lime wheel

Glass: Martini

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Anejo Old Fashioned
This tasty recipe by famed New York City mixologist Julie Reiner will never go out of style.

3 oz Partida Anejo Tequila
.25 oz Agave nectar
Dash Angostura Bitters
Orange peel

Garnish: Brandied cherry

Glass: Old fashioned

In an old fashioned glass lightly muddle the orange peel, bitters and agave nectar. Add ice and Partida Anejo Tequila. Stir and garnish with a brandied cherry.

St Rita
One part tequila and one part St-Germain Liqueur. Simple but elegant.

1.5 oz Tequila
1.5 oz St-Germain Liqueur
Juice of 1 lime

Garnish: Lime wedge

Glass: Rocks or Collins

Shake all the ingredients with ice and fine strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cider House Rules
Now this is one set of rules that’s not hard to follow.

1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1.5 oz Fresh apple cider
.5 oz Club soda
.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
Ground cinnamon

Glass: Highball

Rim the edge of a highball glass with cinnamon. Add Don Julio Blanco Tequila, fresh apple cider, club soda, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake well. Strain contents into the highball glass full of fresh ice.


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