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Thursday, April 1, 2021 12 mins read
Thursday, April 1, 2021 12 mins read
5 Festive Cocktails For Cinco de Mayo at Home
Trying to figure out how to make the celebrations at home? We’re making it easy with these Cinco de Mayo cocktails!
Celebrated annually in America since 1863, the Cinco de Mayo festivities will look a little different this year. Commonly confused with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory during the Battle of Puebla.
In Mexico, the holiday is mainly celebrated in Puebla. Among their annual festive events are military parades and reenactments of the battle. Stateside, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture. And while our celebrations usually consist of parades, Mariachi concerts, and traditional folk dancing, those festive gatherings are ever-so-slightly out of reach.
But that doesn't mean we aren’t celebrating this year. We’re just making Cinco de Mayo at home. So turn on some festive music, order from your favorite local Mexican restaurant, and break out these Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes. Spirit Hub makes it easier than ever to celebrate from your living room.
Making your at-home celebrations truly unique is going to take a singular small batch tequila, like the world’s only Coconut Lime Blanco, courtesy of Anteel Tequila. The Coconut Lime Margarita pairs the craft tequila’s unique tones of fresh coconut and lime with Crescendo Spirits’ Arancello Orange Liqueur. Slightly creamy with a punch of citrus, this margarita is the ultimate Cinco de Mayo recipe.
Margaritas are an obvious choice for your Cinco de Mayo cocktails. But at Spirit Hub, we live uncommonly. Viejo Indecente swaps tequila for craft mezcal in this unique Cinco de Mayo recipe. Their sweet and herbal Espandin is accentuated by Royal Rose’s Natural Organic Simple Syrup, Strongwater Mountain Elixirs’ Orange Bitters, and fresh juices. Rim your glass with Tajin, and you’re in for a cocktail unlike anything you’ve ever had.
What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home than with a distinctly Mexican spin on a classic American cocktail? Enter the Oaxacan Old Fashioned from Nosotros Tequila. The unique take on the Old Fashioned features the craft distillery’s robust Reposado Tequila and their smoky Mezcal. The Cinco de Mayo cocktail is taken to new heights with Mexican Chocolate Bitters from Hella Cocktail Co.
The star ingredient in this Cinco de Mayo cocktail comes from north of the border. No, it doesn’t come from Canada. We’re talking north of the Mexican border. Specifically, South Carolina’s Red Bordner Distillery. The rich, delicious tones of agave in their South Carolina Blue Agave Silver serve as the base for this Cinco de Mayo recipe. The cocktail brightens up the inside of your glass with an alluring drizzle of True Grenadine Syrup from Pratt Standard Cocktail Co.
With the majority of Cinco de Mayo celebrations happening in America, the holiday has grown to become a celebration of Mexican-American culture. And that’s what Appalachian Gap Distillery encapsulates with their Cinco de Mayo cocktail, The Bashful Betty. The cocktail is made with their Papilio, an agave spirit that combines the best that Mexico has to offer with rich Vermont maple syrup. The result is a Cinco de Mayo recipe unlike any other.
All of the Cinco de Mayo Cocktails You Need to Celebrate at Home
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture. And just because we can’t make it to our favorite venues, restaurants, and festivities, does not mean that the celebrations are cancelled. On the contrary, this year our celebrations are getting a personal touch.
Whip up enchiladas and some mole. Queue up some music, and transform your living room into your favorite taquería. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo as home doesn’t have to be hard. And we here at Spirit Hub are ready to make it easier than you ever imagined.
From the margarita glasses and craft spirits to the cocktail syrups and bitters, everything you need to make Cinco de May at home feel like a celebratory day on the town is just a click away from your front door!