While tacos may be the main focus of Cinco de Mayo parties, no one should forget what really matters: margaritas. Don't just stick with lime or strawberry—there's a world of flavors that blend well with tequila.
When it comes to choosing the tequila for your drinks, you have two great options:
- Silver tequila is a purer form that is distilled from blue agave plants. It is un-aged and additive free. Silver is a good go-to choice for mixed drinks.- Añejo tequila is aged in oak casks for 1 to 3 years and is a smooth sipping liquor that brings an extra depth to mixed cocktails.
Perfect for a brunch, this Cantaloupe Margarita with a Hint of Mint can replace (and possibly usurp) your regular mimosa.
The combination of herbs and other fresh ingredients makes our Cucumber, Honey, and Thyme Margarita Slush almost feel like you're drinking a healthy slushie. Just with an extra kick!
Stirring mezcal, tequila's cousin, into our Mezcal Margarita adds a whole new depth of smoky tart flavor since it's made from the slow-roasted hearts of agave plants.
The Caribbean attitude of this Hibiscus-Lemon Margarita is amplified by the unconventional addition of club soda, which adds some extra sparkle.
Spice isn't just reserved for food this Cinco de Mayo. The Fresno chile in our Chile-Agave Margarita adds a kick (which can be toned down for the tender-tongued) that is balanced by the inclusion of sweet agave nectar.