Cinco de Mayo’s this weekend. Here are 8 great cocktails (even low-cal ones) for your fiesta.
When I lived in Texas, it felt like the entire state had one giant fiesta on Cinco de Mayo. Every block, every street, it seemed, threw a party. People dragged out their smokers and spent all day long getting ready for the party. Food and drink were spicy, tasty and abundant.
Throwing your own party? Going on and want to play “Stump the bartender,” here’s 10 wonderful Cinco de Mayo cocktails (even low calorie ones) for you to imbibe.
Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Margarita
5 parts Basil Hayden's ® Bourbon
3 3/4 parts Grand Marnier
3 3/4 parts Rose's Lime Juice or Fresh Lime Juice
5 parts Sour Mix
Mix or shake until combined. Chill and serve.
Cinco de Mayo Fizz
2 ounces of Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
2 ounces of Fresca
Build over cubed ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.
Inni-Rita—Take on the classic Margarita
2 ounces Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine
1 ounce Tequila Blanco
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a salt rimmed martini glass or over ice in a salt rimmed rocks glass
2 parts Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila
2 parts Orange Juice
2 dashes grenadine
In a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the two dashes of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Salud!
Skinnygirl Sweet n’ Tart Graperuit Margarita
Handful of frozen grapes
Sugar or Splenda
Rim a margarita glass with either sugar or Splenda and drop a few frozen grapes into the glass. Fill the rest of the glass with the Sweet ‘n’ Tart Grapefruit margarita and garnish with a lime wedge.
1 ounce JDK&Sons Crave Chcoclate Chili Liqueur
2 ounces Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
3 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake. Strain into a margarita glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
1 part DeKuyper® Peachtree
1 part Cruzan® Light Rum
1/2 part simple syrup
1/2 part lime juice
1 part carbonated water
Muddle mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup in glass or pitcher.
Add rum, DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps, and ice.
Stir gently & top with carbonated water.
1 and 1 Razz Sangria Cocktail
1 part DK Razzmatazz
3 parts red wine
Fresh berries & other chopped seasonal fruit (optional)
Carbonated water (optional)
Mix DeKuyper® Razzmatazz Schnapps & wine in a glass or pitcher.
Add ice and stir gently.
Optional: Add chopped fruit & top with carbonated water.
5 parts Skinnygirl® Margarita
1 Tbsp pomegranate seeds
Muddle the pomegranate seeds in a glass. Add Skinnygirl Margarita. Fill the rest of the glass with ice. Stir until combined.