Cinco de Mayo, which is the celebration of Mexico's victory over the French Empire, is just around the corner. Because COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) restrictions are constantly changing, you may not be so eager to grab your friends and head to a crowded bar on May 5.
Don't worry, we've got you've covered.
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!
Aqua ViTea Kombucharita
If you really want to impress your guests this Cinco de Mayo, try your hand at the Aqua ViTea Kombucharita. To make this drink, fill a glass with ice and pour 2 oz. of your favorite silver tequila.
Then, create your own sour mix by combining 1 tablespoon of simple syrup, 2 egg whites, and the juice of 1 lemon in a cup with a lip and shake. Pour your sour mix into the glass with tequila and shake. Add Aqua ViTea Tumeric Sunrise Kombucha and garnish with lime and cilantro.
Ketel One Mule
If you're not a fan of tequila, swap it out for vodka this Cinco de Mayo! To make this vodka-based mule, pour 1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka, 4 oz. ginger beer, 1/2 oz. lime juice, and 1/4 oz. honey over ice. For a sophisticated look, garnish with lemon citrus sunshine. Yum!
Spicy Cucumber Margarita
If you're looking for a refreshing drink with a bit of kick, this Spicy Cucumber Margarita is for you. To make this cocktail, muddle 1 to 2 slices of jalapeño pepper in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with 1 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. lemon juice, and 1 oz. agave nectar (optional). Then, add 3 oz. Plata Tequila, 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur, and ice. Shake the concoction and strain into a glass over ice. To add a bit of flare, garnish your drink with thinly sliced cucumbers and jalapeño slices (for a bit of extra spice).
Pure Leaf’s Tea-garita
Check out this refreshing twist on a classic margarita! To make this simply sweet recipe, rim a glass with sugar and salt. Next, add 3/4 oz. tequila, 3/4 oz. orange liqueur, lemon and lime juice, ice, and 3-4 oz. Pure Leaf Mango Hibiscus.
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.
bubly's Picante Paloma
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 Grapefruitbubly. Yum!
Add a little color to your cocktail with this Grand Margarita. To make, combine 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, 1.5 oz. of Espolon Reposado Tequila, 1 oz. lime juice, 1/4 oz. agave nectar, and ice. Strain the drink into a glass with fresh ice and serve with a lime wedge.
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.
Watermelon Basil Margarita
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.
E. Cuarenta Repo Derby
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.
Fresh Ink Smoked Margarita
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 pineapple juice, and 1/2 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!