5 Refreshing Tequila Cocktail Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Five festive recipes perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party

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Celebrate the impending arrival of summer with some bright and citrusy Cinco de Mayo cocktails, perfect for any fan of the agave-based spirit.

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1½ oz of el Jimador blanco (or substitute tequila)
1½ oz Bohemia (or substitute pale lager)
5 oz of fresh lemon juice
5 oz of tamarind syrup
2 dashes of orange bitters


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Shake all ingredients except beer with ice. Pour over ice.

Fill rest of glass with beer. Serve in a Collins glass.

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2 oz Herradura Silver (or substitute tequila)
¾ oz red pepper juice
½ oz lime juice
¼ oz Cholula hot sauce (or substitute your own favorite hot sauce)
¼ oz agave nectar


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Rim a coupe glass with cayenne pepper and salt mix.

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

Pour into the chilled coupe glass.

Orange Tequila Cocktail
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Serves 20


1 bottle el Jimador Silver (or substitute tequila)
1 bottle Korbel Champagne (or substitute)
6 oz campari
6 oz agave Syrup
1 liter orange juice
¼ liter lemon juice
1 orange cut into slices
1 tray of raspberries

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Add all ingredients to a large punch bowl.

Add a lot of ice and stir.

Cover and let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Stir occasionally during service.

Chambord Margarita
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1½ oz el Jimador Reposado (or substitute tequila)
½ oz Chambord
1 oz Sprite
2 oz sour mix
3 dashes of Tabasco (or substitute hot sauce)


In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix.

Pour into margarita glass rimmed with spicy salt.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

Lime Margarita
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2 parts Tequila Herradura Silver (or substitute tequila)
1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
½-¾ part agave nectar (to taste)


Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.

Shake vigorously (so some of the ice melts).

Strain over fresh ice.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

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