12 Delicious Cocktails To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


May 3 2013, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite holidays over here at headquarters!

And what better way to celebrate Mexican culture than indulging in a few delicious cocktails.

Check out our great recipes below and enjoy the festive weekend!



1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

1 bottle Light Beer

1 can Frozen Limeade

1 can Water

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To Make:

Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice.  Fill limeade can with Sauza® Blue Silver and pour into pitcher. Finally, add a can of water, stir and enjoy.

Frozen Cherry Lime Sauza®-Rita

1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

1 bottle Light Beer

1 bottle Cherry Soda

1 can Limeade

3 cups Ice

To Make:

Pour limeade, beer and cherry soda into blender filled with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza® Blue Silver and add to blender.  Blend until smooth and enjoy.


Lemon Limearita

2 oz. ACTIVATE Charged Lemon Lime

2 oz. Tequila of choice

1/5 oz. Floater of orange liquor (Grand Marnier) on the rocks


Exotic Berry Mojito

ACTIVATE Beauty Exotic Berry

1.5 oz. Light Rum

8-12 Fresh Mint Sprigs

3-4 Blackberries (or berry of choice)

2 Limes

Soda Water

To Make:

Muddle mint, blackberries and limes in a tall glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add rum, shake it up. Add ACTIVATE Beauty, and a splash of Soda Water, garnish with Lime and Mint

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Blue Pom Sangria

1 bottle ACTIVATE Defy Blueberry Pom

1.5 cups of Blueberries

1 bottle (750 mL) Red Wine

1/4 cup of Cognac

1/4 cup of Triple Sec

1 Orange ­ cut into half wheels

To Make:

Mix all ingredients into a large container and let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours. Then serve over ice

Made with the super premium KAPPA Pisco from Chile, the South American Margarita is a unique spin on the classic recipe, combining KAPPA Pisco and Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge with agave nectar and fresh lime juice:

South American Margarita

1.5 oz KAPPA Pisco

0.5 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

0.5 oz agave nectar

1 oz fresh lime juice

To make:

Shaken, strained over fresh ice into rocks glass, garnish lime wheel.



Tequila Sunrise – an all-around favorite that dates back to the post-Prohibition era as Californians headed south-of-the-border in search of entertainment, gambling and relaxation

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1 ½ oz Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

2 oz Orange Juice

1 oz mango Juice

½ oz Grenadine

Garnish with an orange slice and cherry in drink

Marg Up – The original Margarita was created with tequila and Cointreau in Mexico in 1948; today, the drink has unlimited versions and is the highest selling cocktail in the USA

2 oz Patron Silver Tequila

1 oz Grand Marnier

2 oz Margarita mix

1 orange wedge and 1 lime wedge (squeeze and discard)

Garnish ½ salted rim and lime wheel

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Margarita

5 parts  Basil Hayden's ® Bourbon

3 3/4 parts Grand Marnier

3 3/4 parts Rose's Lime Juice or Fresh Lime Juice

5 parts Sour Mix

To Make:

Mix or shake until combined. Chill and serve.

Spring Cocoa-Mint Mojito

1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur

2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum

6-10 Fresh Mint Leaves

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Club Soda

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To Make:

In a highball glass, muddle mint leaves and lime juice, Fill glass with crushed ice, Add rum and stir to distribute leaves throughout, Top with club soda and Crave Chocolate Mint, Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.


Sweet & Spicy Margarita

1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur

2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila

2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake, Strain into a margarita glass with ice


1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila

3 parts Sweet and Sour Mix

To make:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake, Strain into a margarita glass with ice, Garnish with a lime wedge

Hornitos Lime Shot

And If you're lazy and don't want to mix up a cocktail, try Hornitos Lime Shot which is an innovative spirit that elevates the salt+tequila+lime ritual in one sinfully smooth shot. Delicious!

How are you going to be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Share with us below or tweet us @OKMagazine!


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