Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

May 02, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

There are two popular misconceptions regarding Cinco de Mayo.  The first is that it celebrates Mexican Independence Day, which is really September 16th.  May 5th actually observes the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  And the 2nd is that it’s all about the Margarita – and it’s not.  There are plenty of other fun celebratory drinks, and here are three of my favorite.

Sam the Cooking Guy [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:323] [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:324] 


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 drink


  • Ice
  • 2 ounces blanco or reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice
  • 1/2 an ounce of Grenadine


  1. Put ice in a rocks glass and add Tequila then Orange Juice.
  2. Slowly drizzle the Grenadine over the ice and watch as it sinks through to the bottom and creates the sunrise.

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