These Cinco de Mayo drinks are the best Mexican cocktails to celebrate this fun holiday.
So while Cinco de Mayo may be a bigger holiday OUTSIDE Mexican than in it, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good reason to celebrate.
Cinco de Mayo literally means the 5th of May. It’s often used to celebrate Mexican heritage.
Or more often just a good use for a party – the same way we view St.Patrick’s Day.
And truthfully some regions in Mexico do observe the holiday. Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico defeating the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
As a Canadian I have never officially celebrated it. However, I think it’s a great reminder to eat more Mexican food.
And Mexican antojitos are the perfect pairing with Cinco de Mayo drinks.
But there are lots of easy Mexican recipes if you want to take your Cinco de Mayo celebrations up a notch!
Birria – Mexican Stew
How to Make Posole – with a bonus video
Instant Pot Carnitas
Drinks in Mexico
Although most people immediately think of tequila and Corona beer, there are so many different Mexican cocktails.
Don’t think you need to grab the lime and salt for tequila shots. And yes there are a few margaritas on this list but so much more!
The key to any great Mexican drink, is that it is refreshing and ice cold.
It doesn’t need to be very boozy. In fact some of the drinks in Mexico on this list are non-alcoholic.
But just in case you do love margaritas, there is a list of 11 of these classic Mexican cocktails at the end!