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It's Time for a Fiesta! Check out These Easy Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

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May. 3 2022, Updated 4:08 p.m. ET

Let's party!

Cinco de Mayo, which is the celebration of Mexico's victory over the French Empire, is just around the corner. So, if you're planning a fiesta at your house and are in need of some simple, but delicious cocktails to craft, check out these recipes that you and your guests can enjoy on May 5.

Don't worry, we've got you covered!

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Don't stop the celebrations just yet. We've rounded up some delicious craft cocktails that you can make from the comfort of your own home to celebrate this Cinco de Mayo, and we're sure they'll impress even your most critical besties.

So here is a roundup of cocktails to get your fiesta started!

El Diablo

El Diablo Cocktail
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This cocktail surely won't disappoint you or your party guests! To make: combine 2 oz. Cincoro Blanco, 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz. Lejay Cassis, and 3 oz. spicy ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Spicy Mango Margarita From Bottled Blonde

Spicy Mango Margarita from Bottled Blonde
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  • Seriously, who doesn't love a spicy margarita? To make, combine 1.5 oz. Hornitos Blanco, 3/4 oz. triple sec, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. mango purée, five slices of jalapeños muddled in a shaker with ice. Simply shake the ingredients and strain into a glass with tajin on the rim. Enjoy!

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    Crisp & Crude Paloma Daydream

    Crisp & Crude Paloma Daydream
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    If you're looking for a ready-to-serve cocktail mocktail that contains no alcohol, we recommend trying Crisp and Crude's line of non-alcoholic beverages. The Paloma Daydream is a great option if you're looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

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    Espolòn Paloma

    Espolòn Paloma
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    To make this delicious cocktail, grab a tall glass and fill it with plenty of ice. Combine 60 ml Espolòn Blanco, 15 ml fresh lime juice, 120 ml pink grapefruit soda, and stir. Finally, garnish with a lime wedge. Yum!

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    Montelobos Pink Moon

    Montelobos Pink Moon
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    If you're looking for a smokey cocktail, try this Montelobos Pink Moon drink. To make, combine 1.5 oz. Mezcal Montelobos Espadín, 1/2 oz. Aperol, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 3/4 oz. natural grapefruit juice, 1.5 oz. rosé, and 1 cup of ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with half a grapefruit.

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    Ancho Reyes Verde Chelada

    Ancho Reyes Verde Chelada
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    We love a good spicy cocktail. To make, rip a glass with Bloody Mary mix salt. Next, combine 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde and juice from half of a lime and top with light Mexican beer.

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    Dos Hombres Mezcal Margarita

    Dos Hombres Mezcal Margarita
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    Add a little smokiness to your classic margarita with the Dos Hombres Mezcal Margarita. To make, combine 2 oz. Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal, 1/2 oz. agave sweetener (optional), 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice, 1 oz. Cointreau, and ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into a large rocks glass that is rimmed with either sugar and salt or chili powder and salt.

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    Tanteo Tequila Pick Your Kick Margarita

    Tanteo Tequila Pick Your Kick Margarita
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    You can craft this drink to your liking! To make, combine 2 oz. Tanteo Tequila (choose Tanteo Jalapeño, Habanero, or Chipotle tequila), 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 3/4 oz. triple sec, 1 oz. fresh pineapple juice, and ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass. Serve and enjoy!

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    Ilegal Margarita

    Ilegal Margarita
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    For those looking for a recipe that is super simple, try the Illegal Margarita. To make, simply add 2 oz. Illegal Mezcal Joven, 1 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. agave nectar, and ice to a shaker. Shake and dump ingredients into a pre-salted rimmed rocks glass.

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    Tropical Paloma

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    A twist on a Mexican classic cocktail, the Tropical Paloma is a refreshing drink to add Cinco de Mayo celebration. Simply pour 2 oz. Tequila El Jimador Silver and 2 oz. Tamarind Tangerine Mango Sour into glass over ice. Stir and add 4 oz. Jarritos Grapefruit soda. While stirring the drink, sprinkle a bit of Electricdust on top of the orange slice and use it as garnish.

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    bubly's Picante Paloma

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    A delicious twist on a classic Paloma, salt the rim of a glass and fill with ice. Next, mix 1/4 oz. of jalapeno puree and 1 oz. of lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Then, add ice, 1 oz. tequila, and 1 oz. of triple sec and shake. Strain the mixture into the salted glass and top with 3 oz. of Grapefruit bubly. Yum!

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    Strawberry Spiked-a-Rita

    Sparkling Ice Margarita
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    If you're looking to get lit this Cinco de Mayo, the Strawberry Spiked-a-Rita is a go-to. To make: Rim margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip into kosher salt. Next, add 2 oz. tequila, 1/2 oz. triple sec, 1 oz. lime, 1 oz. lemon juice, and 1/2 oz. strawberry simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake. Then, strain into a margarita glass over fresh ice and add 8 oz. Sparkling Ice Orange Mango. For the finishing touch, plunge a whole can of Sparkling Ice Spiked Strawberry Citrus Smash into the drink.

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    Watermelon Basil Margarita

    Watermelon Basil Margarita
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    This drink is so delicious your guests will be asking for more! Combine 1.5 oz. PATRÓN Reposado, 1 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. fresh watermelon juice or puree, 1 oz. agave nectar, and three basil leaves or basil simple syrup, and shake over ice. Strain the drink over fresh ice and garnish with a basil leaf and wedge of watermelon or a dehydrated lime wheel.

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    E. Cuarenta Repo Derby

    E. Cuarenta Repo Derby
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    This drink is not only pretty, but it's also full of great flavor. To make this cocktail, combine 1.5 oz of E. Cuarenta Reposado tequila, 1 oz. grapefruit juice, 3/4 oz. honey syrup, and ice to a shaker. After shaking the ingredients together vigorously, strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist. 

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    Fresh Ink Smoked Margarita

    Fresh Ink Smoked Margarita
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    Add a little smokey flavor to your marg this Cinco de Mayo. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. pineapple juice, and 1/2 oz. agave nectar over ice. Strain the mixture over fresh ice cubes in a glass that is rimmed with smoked sea salt. Finally, garnish with a lime and a dusting of smoked paprika. Enjoy!

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