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Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Break out the blender and salt for these potent cocktails perfect for celebrating May 5.

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, BevMo!’s cocktail experts have crafted some killer margarita recipes to spice up your fiesta.

Whether you’re a cork dork or a beer fanatic, nothing beats a margarita on Cinco de Mayo!

Here are our 5 favorite takes on the classic concoction:

PERFECT MARGARITA

  • 1 oz El Jimador Reposado Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1 wedge lime
  • Salt for the rim

Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with the lime wedge. Dip into salt to coat. Combine tequila and margarita mix in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

CUERVO GOLDEN MARGARITA

  • 1 oz Jose Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 wedge lime
  • Salt for the rim

Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with the lime wedge. Dip into salt to coat. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier and margarita mix in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

POMEGRANATE LIME MARTINI

  • 1.5 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 2 oz Langers Pomegranate Juice
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 wheel of lime or lemon
  • Salt for the rim

Rub rim of a chilled martini glass with the lime wedge. Dip into salt to coat. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier and margarita mix in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or lemon wheel.

LA PALOMA SUPREMA

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
  • 4 oz Squirt Grapefruit soda
  • 1 wedge lime
  • Salt for the rim

Add tequila and grapefruit soda in salt-rimmed, ice-filled highball glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

EL DIABLO

  • 1.5 oz Cazadores Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Splash of Ginger Ale
  • 1 wedge of lime

Fill a high-ball or rocks glass with ice. Add tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, simple syrup. Stir gently. Top with splash of ginger ale. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Gilroy's BevMo! is located at 6855 Camino Arroyo. For information on what they've got in stock, call (408) 847-8266.

If they don't have what you're looking for, here are some nearby stores to try:

  • Charlie's Liquors, 166 West 10th Street, (408) 842-0746 ‎
  • Westside Market & Liquor, 1340 1st St # G, (408) 842-6399
  • Paps Hecker Pass Liquors, 221 1st Street, (408) 848-2070 ‎

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