There’s no better time to mix up a tequila cocktail (or two) than on Cinco de Mayo! This list of more than 26 Cinco de Mayo drinks features both classic and unique margarita recipes, palomas, martinis and more. There’s even a few Cinco de Mayo drinks without tequila and some non-alcoholic options for those who want to celebrate booze-free!
Sweet and tart, these Rhubarb Margaritas are as delicious as they are stunning! Featuring a simple homemade rhubarb sauce, these margs let the beloved spring stalk shine!
How can you not love tequila in a bloody mary?! Try this classic brunch cocktail with tequila and you may never go back to vodka.
These gorgeous carrot margaritas are the perfect way to kick off spring and celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Featuring bottled 100% carrot juice—no special equipment required—these come together quickly!
Tequila Rosé Spritz
When rosé meets tequila, well, something spectacular happens. This cocktails is reminiscent of a summery sangria.
Thai Lemongrass Margarita
All the best flavors of Thai cuisine added to a margarita! Lemongrass, ginger and cilantro combine to create something that's fresh and interesting. Bonus points if you seek out Thai basil at the store (use it instead of cilantro).
Sparkling Paloma Cocktail
A classic paloma recipe with an added dose of fresh thyme. Refreshing and flavorful, this is a great anytime drink.
Spicy Passionfruit Margarita
Sweet and spicy, this gorgeous margarita is perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
Tomatillo Green Bloody Mary
Tomatillos make this green bloody mary worthy oif Cinco de Mayo. Make it a bloody maria by using tequila instead of vodka.
A fabulous go-to summer cocktail! Strawberries steal the show here, but tequila still makes a statement.
Smoky Mezcal Margarita Popsicles
These fun popsicles are perfect for summer! Sweet and smoky, they're adult pops reminiscent if childhood.
Honey Lemon Añejo Margarita Recipe
Swap lime juice out for fresh lemon juice in this delicious take on the classic marg. Sweetened with honey and featuring añejo, this marg is too good not to try!
Although rosemary is often classified as a "winter herb," snag a sprig or two for the garden and it will add a summery dose of flavor to this paloma!
Charred Lime & Jalapeño Margaritas
Create a smoky margarita without expensive Mezcal. If the grill is already fired up, toss on some limes and jalapeños, these margs are a favorite!
Celebration through-and-through! This cocktail is a party! Made with fresh lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and Champagne, it's dangerously good.
Pomegranate Grapefruit Paloma
Adding a splash of pomegranate juice to a traditional paloma creates the most stunning tequila cocktail!
Maíz Tierno Margarita (Sweet Corn Margarita)
Sweet corn and tequila go hand-in-hand! Delightfully creamy and perfectly sweet, these margs are a fun (and delicious) cocktail for summer.
Tequila Sunrise Mimosa
The brunch cocktail that never gets enough attention! Ditch the classic mimosa for this 4-ingredient brunch stunner.
Mezcal Paloma Recipe
Who knew a paloma could get better?! Adding a splash of Mexcal to the mix ups the ante on this refreshing cocktail. Keep this one on hand all summer long.
Spicy Avocado Martini
A Mexican take on the classic vodka martini! Featuring an avocado syrup, this is one martini you'll be surprised by. Make it even more festive by swapping out the vodka for tequila.
Lime & Chili Mezcal Beergaritas
This tequila cocktail has got it going on. Smoky, spicy, sweet, tart, and it even has beer in it! Everyone is happy with this one!
Swap grapefruit juice out for fresh orange juice in this unique take on the paloma. A simple orange-rosemary syrup adds tons of flavor too!
Skinny Coconut Margarita
The name might say "skinny" but you'd never know! These margaritas are creamy and delicious. If you like your drinks tart, try adding an ounce or two of fresh lime juice to the mix.
Non-Alcoholic: Naturally Sweetened Grapefruit Rosemary Soda
A naturally sweetened grapefruit soda syrup is the base for this refreshing soda. Just add ice and club soda!
Non-Alcoholic: Sparkling Mint-Lime Iced Tea
Refreshing and flavorful, this lime iced tea is perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo sans alcohol.
Non-Alcoholic: Pineapple Mocktail Margaritas
If you're looking to enjoy the flavors of a margarita without the alcohol try this pineapple mocktail! All the flavor, none of the booze.
Non-Alcoholic: Strawberry-Lime & Pineapple-Mint Agua Fresca
Agua fresca is a classic Mexican and Central American drink, and these two varieties are so refreshing. One sip and you'll be transported to a beautiful beach in Mexico!
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Now that we have the drinks covered…let’s fill out the rest of the menu!
This list of Cinco de Mayo recipes features appetizers, main dishes and even a dessert. Mix and match the recipes to create a menu that’s perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
And if you still don’t find something that strikes a cord, check out all of my Mexican recipes, you’re sure to find something!