It’s Cinco de Mayo! Today, different parts of the world commemorate together with Mexico for the victory at the Battle of Puebla over the occupying French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862. Over the years this holiday has evolved into a celebration of the Mexican heritage, and people have made it an excuse to indulge in quesadillas, tacos, and various cocktail mixes with tequila.

Most of the bars in the Metro are currently having their promotions for tequila shooters and tequila-based cocktails. But, if you’re planning to celebrate at home, here’s a list of fun cocktail recipes you can mix up and serve to your guests Cinco de Mayo:

1. Southern Sunshine

Southern Sunshine, created by events group ICX Parties, is a take on the classic margarita. The addition of mango puree and basil and spicy salt, gives a different dimension to the drink. This sweet-spicy combination is lip-smackingly good. Click to see recipe

2. Serbesa Cocktail

This margarita + beer hybrid is a long drink you can nurse for a while. The sweetness of the triple sec and simple syrup rounds out the bitterness of the beer. It’s a full-bodied yet balanced cocktail that is a step above enjoying plain beer. Click to see recipe

3. Pastilla Colada Cocktail Recipe

Pastilla Colada is DrinkManila’s twist on the piña colada. Made with Zambales pastillas, the Pastilla Colada is a sweet, creamy cocktail with a rich, milky finish that lingers. The pineapple juice and Real Coco (or coconut cream) add tropical fruit flavors. This is a boozy smoothie is a perfect summer cocktail to serve for Cinco de Mayo. Click to see recipe

4. Pinaygarita

DrinkManlia created this cocktail as a tribute to Miss Universe and gave the classic sexy margarita a “Pinay” twist. This fun cocktail will be a great addition to your menu for tequila based cocktails this Cinco de Mayo. The balanced and well-rounded Pinaygarita has a little bit of everything: It’s sweet and tart, with a kick of tequila that lights up the taste buds. The green mango and pineapple combined produce a delicate fragrance that is unfamiliar but at the same time sophisticated and potent. Click to see recipe

5. Fire Rooster

We created this cocktail recipe last 2017 to celebrate the year of the Fire Rooster and if you’re looking for a spicy tequila cocktail this drink will certainly ring any celebration with a bang. This invigorating cocktail has a dry heat that matches well with the warmth of the agave from tequila. This citrusy drink is well-balanced and layered, with a spiciness that creeps in more than it kicks. Click to see recipe

6. Cheetos Valentina

This imposing shooter looks hot! We created a twist to the popular Cheetos tequila shooter. Apart from the Flaming Hot Cheetos, we’ve added the cheesy Jalapeno Cheetos, giving a savory-spicy taste to the spirit and also absorbed the spicy cheese flavors. This will definitely make you hot and wake you up! Click to see recipe

7. White Widow 

This spirit-forward drink was created by 12/10 head bartender and 2017 Diageo Reserve World Class Philippine Champion Royce Pua .This drink is for the serious drinker who wants a tequila and mezcal in one drink, well, plus three more alcohol mix in it. It is made with Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Fidencio Mezcal, Tequila blanco, and Eau de Vie Metté – Framboise (Raspberry Brandy). It is meant to be enjoyed slowly. Click to see recipe

8. Tequilachu: A Pokémon inspired drink

This drink was created by bartender Sam Webster during the popularity of the mobile game, Pokémon Go. And though the game craze died down already, this fun serve is still one of the best recipes to serve in parties. It’s sweet, refreshing, and well, it makes you happy and energized to hunt for some more Pokémon. The popping candy makes you smile every time it touches your lips.  Click to see recipe

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