On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army gained an unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Since then, Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, has become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, filled with lots of parties, delicious food and, last but certainly not least, tequila.
So, in preparation for this year’s festivities, we suggest you try out these ultra festive, ultra delicious Mexican-inspired cocktails. Filled with the sweet, tangy flavors we all love, these drinks are sure to get you in the celebratory mood.
2 Festive Cocktails Perfect For Your Cinco De Mayo Celebration:
1. Midori® Margarita
- 1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
- 1 1/2 parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila
- 2/3 part Fresh Lime Juice
- lime Wheel, for garnish
Directions: Pour Sauza® tequila, Midori® and fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Rim a chilled cocktail/tumbler/rocks glass with salt. Strain the shaken cocktail into the glass, top with ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
2. Midori® Pina Punch
- 4 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
- 4 parts Pinnacle® Pineapple Vodka
- 12 parts pineapple juice
- 4 part mango juice
- mango slices
- pineapple slices
Directions: Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl over ice. Stir well and garnish with pineapple and mango slices.