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12 Tequila Cocktail Recipes to Make for Cinco de Mayo at Home

Bring a taste of your favorite bars and restaurants home, with one of these expertly crafted recipes.

Noah Fecks
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On any other Cinco de Mayo, we’d be happy to visit our favorite Mexican eatery, sit under the spring sun in the restaurant’s patio section, and kick back with a margarita. This year’s celebrations will look a little different: We’ll all be celebrating the holiday from our homes as we continue to practice social distancing. But that doesn’t mean we should have to forgo an expertly-crafted margarita or other tequila-based cocktail this Cinco de Mayo.

With that in mind, we’ve crafted this guide to recreating restaurant-style cocktails so that you can host your own Cinco de Mayo from the comfort and safety of your home. Here, you’ll find 12 cocktail recipes, using Tequila Cazadores, from some of our favorite bars and restaurants across the country. No matter what flavor you’re craving, there’s a cocktail recipe to fit whatever mood you’re in this Cinco de Mayo.

While we’re happy to bring the Cinco de Mayo vibes to our homes, we’re more aware than ever that these bars and restaurants need our support right now. They too have affected by stay-at-home orders and unprecedented economic circumstances as the country continues to recover during the pandemic. We’ve included the many ways you can help support these eateries right now, like ordering tasty Mexican food for delivery on the holiday or picking up a to-go “pantry kit” full of essential ingredients. After all, we want these bars and restaurants to be ready to welcome us back with open arms, so celebrate this year’s Cinco de Mayo by enjoying a festive drink and by doing good at the same time.

Your first step to bring Cinco de Mayo at home is to order Tequila Cazadores for delivery. Then grab your ingredients, your glass, and your Tequila Cazadores — it’s time to get shaking and stirring!

12 Cocktails to Make at Home

The Classic Margarita

Crisp, clean, and classic: There’s nothing better than the sweet, fresh flavor of a traditional Tequila Cazadores Margarita for Cinco de Mayo.

The Kale Ginger Margarita

Featuring Tequila Cazadores Blanco, agave syrup, green juice, and a black sea salt-encrusted rim, you’ll love this twist on a standard margarita.

The Amalfi Coast

This refreshing cocktail from Barcocina in Chicago combines Italian and Mexican flavors, and will leave you dreaming of beaches in Italy.

La Generala

The next best thing to a tropical vacation may just be La Generala from Portland’s Verde Cocina. It combines Tequila Cazadores Reposado, elderflower liqueur, and fresh guava and mango juices.

The Carlos Danger

This cocktail from La Grange in Houston has a cheeky name to match its spicy blend of jalapeño- and pineapple-infused Tequila Cazadores Blanco, triple sec, agave, and lime.

The Dirty Martini Margarita

Feel like you should be drinking a margarita on Cinco de Mayo when all you really want is martini? Get two drinks in one with this dirty martini-margarita hybrid from El Patio in Houston.

The El Dorado

Think outside the margarita to unexpected flavors — like orchard pear and rosemary — in this cocktail, from Carlita's in Portland.

The Body Blow

Add a splash of color to your Cinco de Mayo with this blue-hued, Instagram-worthy cocktail from Park & Field in Chicago. The finishing touch? A gummy shark on the rim.

The Jalapeño Margarita

Made with Tequila Cazadores Reposado and fresh jalapeños, you’ll want to make this drink from LA's Tortilla Republic every day — even when it’s not Cinco de Mayo.

The Lemon Lychee Margarita

Instead of traditional sour mix, this marg from Chicago's Barrio uses lychee and lemon for a unique taste, with black lava salt on the rim for the kicker.

La Bamba

This refreshing drink, served at the Lobby Bar of the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, uses Tequila Cazadores Blanco and cucumber-infused Fever Tree Tonic.

The Diablita

This cocktail from Salvador Molly’s in Portland combines both spicy and fruity flavors — it includes muddled orange and passionfruit puree for a sweet taste, but cilantro and a jalapeño garnish give it an extra kick.

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