Happy Cinco de Mayo! In addition to commemorating the anniversary of the Mexican army’s against-the-odds 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo means plenty of opportunity for celebrating Mexican culture and heritage, as well as delicious cuisine.
With the strong Mexican influence in California, it should come as no surprise that there are tons of festivities happening throughout the state, from cultural festivals and street fairs to neighborhood celebrations and, of course, food and drink specials at every Cantina from San Diego to Sacramento.
If celebrating at home, a typical Cinco de Mayo fiesta includes traditional Mexican dishes, pitchers of margaritas and festive decor. This Cinco de Mayo, ditch the pre-made margarita mix and opt for something a little more adventurous. While we love a classic margarita (see #10), these recipes offer a fun twist on tradition and are guaranteed to get the fiesta started.
So dust off your pitcher, grab your finest tequila and amaze your amigos with 10 totally unique margarita recipes.
1. A Punch of Berries
The perfect pairing for hot summer weather, try this blackberry margarita recipe from My Recipes.
2. A Fiery Option
Spice up your drink routine with a mango jalapeño margarita from How Sweet Treats.
3. A Tasty Treat
Indulge your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate margarita from Sweet Life.
4. Just a Hint of Cerveza
Can’t deny your craving for a cold brew this Cinco de Mayo? You can still waste away in Margaritaville with a CoronaRita from Exhausted Mom Diary.
5. For Your Inner Child
If you’re looking for a refreshing treat, this creamy margarita Popsicle recipe from Host the Toast is your best bet.
6. Put the Lime in the Coconut
The coconut margarita from Gimme Some Oven is not your average frozen concoction.
7. A Sweet-N-Spicey Combo
This Grapefruit Margarita with Chipotle Chile salt from Domesticate Me is sure to knock your sombrero off.
8. The Mocktail
Don’t drink or looking for something to serve to the kiddos? Enjoy Martha Stewart’s non-alcoholic version.
9. 1-Tequila, 2-Tequila, 3-Tequila, Floor
For those who prefer shots to sipping, try the Cucumber Lime Margarita Jell-O shot by Tablespoon.
10. A Classic Favorite
Go back to the basics with this 3-ingredient recipe from Averie Cooks– no sugary mess or dirty blender, just lime juice, agave, and tequila.