If you’re looking for something unique to sip on for Cinco de Mayo, look no further. We’ve got a list of 54 drinks for Cinco de Mayo for you to choose from. This list features classic cocktails, traditional Mexican drinks, beer cocktails, and of course a fair share of 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!

Common Ingredients Needed

  • Tequila (blanco or reposado)
  • Fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Gran Gala, triple sec, Cointreau)
  • Simple syrup (we love a honey simple syrup—1:1 honey to water)
  • Agave Nectar (aka agave syrup)
  • Kosher salt (for rimming the glasses)
  • Ice

54 Cinco de Mayo Drinks

Fill out the rest of the menu: Mexican Food Recipes

Check out these Cinco de Mayo recipes including appetizers, main dishes and even a desserts. 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!


This article was originally written on May 2, 2019. It was updated March 20, 2021.

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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