5 Easy-to-Make Mexican Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

To get this Cinco de Mayo party started, we need drinks! And, since it’s Cinco de Mayo we’re not gonna make due with any ol’ thing that come in a can. Oh no, today I’m talking real, authentic Mexican cocktails. The kind that make you sit up and say “ole!”

The challenge for me is that I’m not much of a drink kinda girl, I make a mean smoothie but that’s just about it. I had to go in search of cocktail recipes that were not only easy to make but would make me look like I spend 10 years behind the bar.

And I think I have succeeded brilliantly! Behold ladies and gentleman, I present to you, my top 5 Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes.


This beer-based cocktail is one of those drinks you will want to have beside you during the hot summer days. It’s the right balance of sweet, salty and tangy with a little funk thrown in for good measure.

Lava Flow Cocktail

This cocktail is so easy to make, you probably don’t need a recipe for it. What’s more? You have the freedom of making this a non-alcoholic drink so the kids can join in on the fun.

Pineapple Arugula Mojito

Maybe not super authentic, but I love the idea of using arugula in more than just a salad. And this fresh-tasting cocktail more than delivers! This spin on a mojito is peppery and bright and just about perfect!

Cucumber & Green Tea Mojito

While we are in the mojito neighborhood, I figured we might as well try a cucumber and green tea variation right? Also, I can’t help but sneak im something a little healthier- and this glass of detoxifying goodness fits the bill; it’s got the green tea, mint leaves and cucumbers. This is one drink that will be sticking with me past the Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Margaritas de Cerveza

Can’t choose between a beer and a margarita? You don’t have to! But beware, this margarita packs quite the punch! Even though it’s got a fancy sounding name, it will shock you with how easy it is to make. Get the recipe here.


Happy mixing everyone, and as usual, don’t forget to let me know how it goes.

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