5 Funky Margaritas For Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo, also known as Cinco de Drinko to American alcohol enthusiasts, is a holiday typically celebrated with overflowing margarita glasses and muchas cervezas. The holiday in fact celebrates freedom, democracy and pride after the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. While in Mexico the holiday is celebrated mostly in the state of Puebla, it is widely celebrated in the United States, because as Americans we love hijacking celebrating other countries’ raucous drinking holidays (think St. Patty’s Day and Oktoberfest too).

So, invite over all your amigos and shake up some of these margarita recipes. ¡Salud!

Margarita recipes are compliments of Tacos & Tequila, a tasty Mexican joint in Naples, Fla., that serves up traditional and funky margs. ->

Sour Base (serves a boat load)

Ingredients
2 bottles of Gold Tequila
2 bottles of Silver Tequila
1/2 bottle of Triple Sec

Directions
1. Combine Gold Tequila, Silver Tequila and Triple Sec in a large container and mix well. 2. Use this boozy concoction as a sour base in the following five margarita recipes at your Cinco de Drinko party.

1. Cucumberita (serves 1)
Clean and refreshing
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Ingredients
4 slices of muddled cucumber
4-count pour of Milagro Reposado tequila
1 tablespoon of simple syrup
4 ounces of sour base
Pinch of cayenne
Extra slices of cucumber for garnish

Directions
1. Combine the muddled cucumber, Milagro Reposado tequila, simple syrup, sour base and a pinch of cayenne in a shaker with ice and shake with vigor. 2. Pour margarita in a chilled glass and garnish with slices of cucumber.

Florita (serves 1)
Sweet and wild
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Ingredients
4-count pour of Patron Silver
2-count pour of blue Curacao
4 ounces of sour base
Splash of Sprite
1 orange slice, for garnish
1 cherry, for garnish
1 lime wedge, for garnish

Directions
1. Combine the Patron Silver, blue Curacao and sour base in a shaker with ice and shake with vigor. 2. Pour margarita in a chilled glass, top with a splash of Sprite and garnish with an orange slice, a cherry and a lime wedge.

Blood Orange (serves 1)
Florida in a glass
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Ingredients
2-count pour of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
2-count pour of Herradura Reposado
1 tablespoon of orange juice
4 ounces of sour base
Dash of grenadine
Lime wedge, for garnish

Directions
1. Combine Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Herrandura Reposado, orange juice, sour base and grenadine in a shaker with ice and shake with vigor. 2. Pour margarita in a chilled glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Maserita (serves 1)
Sweet and sour
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Ingredients
4-count pour of Casamigos Blanco tequila
4 ounces of sour base
1 tablespoon of organic agave nectar
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
2 limes, freshly squeezed
1/2 tablespoon of orange juice
Splash of Grand Marnier

Directions
1. Combine Casamigos Blanco tequila, sour base, organic agave nectar, freshly squeezed lemon and lime juices and orange juice in a shaker with ice and shake with vigor. 2. Pour margarita in a chilled glass and top with a splash of Grand Marnier.

Drop It Like It’s Hot (serves 1)
Sweet and peppery
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Ingredients
4-count pour of pepper-infused Agave Loco tequila
2-count pour of Cointreau
4 ounces of sour base
Dash of grenadine
Chili pepper, to garnish

Directions
1. Combine pepper-infused Agave Loco tequila, Cointreau, sour base and grenadine in a shaker with ice and shake with vigor. 2. Pour margarita in a chilled glass and garnish with a chili pepper.

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