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How to Make the Lemon Lychee Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

This recipe is perfect for your at-home Cinco de Mayo festivities.

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Up your margarita game this Cinco de Mayo with this drink from Barrio in Chicago. Instead of traditional sour mix, this marg uses lychee and lemon for a unique taste highlighted by Tequila Cazadores Blanco, with black lava salt on the rim for the kicker. (Don’t worry if you don’t have black lava salt at home — regular salt will work just fine.)

Want to help support Barrio? Order from their sister venues Siena Tavern and Prime & Provisions, which are both offering delivery and contactless curbside pick-up — including pizza-making kits and family style packages. And to help Barrio and DineAmic Hospitality provide free meals to frontline workers and essential first responders, you can donate to their Feed the Fearless initiative, which has already served thousands of meals to essential workers across Chicago.

The Lemon Lychee Margarita, made by Barrio in Chicago

Noah Fecks

Serves 1


1 12 ounces Tequila Cazadores Reposado

12 ounce Sauvignon Blanc

12 ounce lemon juice

34 ounce lychee puree

12 ounce simple syrup


Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake for 5-10 seconds. Strain and serve in a rocks glass. Rim the glass with black lava salt.

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