Margarita drink
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Cinco de Mayo is not necessarily celebrated in Mexico, but it is a widely celebrated holiday in America. It is a holiday that celebrates the culture and heritage.

And what better way to do it than with different Tequila drinks. Tequila is a Mexican distilled spirit made from the agave plant, and it's been produced since the 16th century.

Over the years, this liquor evolved and developed into fruity drinks and cocktails.

Something that gets Cinco de Mayo started.

Besides food, alcoholic beverages are a must on this day. Mexican bars and restaurants get packed.

Here are the top 3 Cinco de Mayo drinks you may come across with on this day:


These tequila-based tangy drinks have been around since the early 1930's. They've evolved over time and eventually became super popular. Very popular that it is one of the most common ordered drinks, even when it is not Cinco de Mayo. You can enjoy this drink on the rocks or frozen. After three of these drinks, you might be singing some corridos!

The most basic known Margarita recipe includes:

  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1.25 oz of Tequila
  • Splash of orange juice (this is used to reduce the tartness
  • 2 oz of sweet and sour
  • Salt for the rim

Bandera Shot

The title says it all for these drinks! The Bandera shot consists of three colors, and you guessed it! Green, red, and white, the Mexican flag colors. The interesting thing about the Bandera Shot is that this shot is THREE shots in ONE. You get one shot glass rimmed with salt topped with Tequila, another shot glass filled with lime school, and the final shot glass filled with michelada mix. You take one shot after the other and there you go! A Bandera Shot. That will get you feeling festive.

Recipe for Bandera shot:

  • Your choice of Tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Salt
  • Michelada Mix


It is the simplicity that makes this drink popular. This drink consists of a salted rim, fully filled with ice, Tequila, lime juice, Topochico, and weird enough grapefruit juice. This is a fresh carbonated drink that can make your Cindo de Drinko better!

Recipe for Carreta:

  • Your choice of Tequila - preferably Silver
  • Salf for rim
  • Half oz. of lime juice
  • Topochico
  • Grapefruit if preferred

These drinks are for people 21 and over! And when you to a bar or restaurant this Cinco de Mayo, make sure you try one of these drinks!

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