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10 Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes—Margaritas, Mojitos + More!

Cinco de Mayo is Saturday!Here are 10 great cocktails (even low-cal ones) for your fiesta. 
-PJ Gach


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? Here’s 10 wonderful Cinco de Mayo cocktails (even low calorie ones) for you to imbibe.

Read Mmmm! Low Calorie Wine That's Perfect Alone or in a Sangria!

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.
Serves 3-4    

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  

Sauza Sunrise
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!  

Mexican Margarita
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.  

Crave Chili-rita
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.  

Peach mojitos and more after the jump

Peach Mojito  

1 part DeKuyper® Peachtree
1 part Cruzan® Light Rum
1/2 part simple syrup
   1/2 part lime juice
   1 part carbonated water
Mint leaves
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.

Pomegranate Margarita  

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.

Skinnygirl® White Peach Margarita

This is the easiest margarita recipe! Just open the bottle and serve in a glass, it’s pre-made!

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