6 Irresistible Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Get in the festive spirit with these delicious, Mexican-inspired drinks to fuel your fiesta.

1

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Puree 1 cup frozen watermelon, 1 ounce triple sec, 2 ounces blanco tequila, and ½ ounce lime juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a margarita glass and garnish with a wedge of lime. Makes 1 drink.

Per serving: 280 calories; 0g fat (0g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 1g protein; 25g carbohydrates; 10g sugar; 1g fiber; 0mg iron; 13mg calcium.


2

Jalapeno, Cilantro and Lime Margarita

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Muddle 3 sprigs of cilantro and 2 small slices of jalapeño in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice. Add 1½ ounces blanco tequila, ¾ ounce triple sec, ½ ounce lime juice, and 1 teaspoon simple syrup. Shake well and pour into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with lime and another sprig of cilantro. Makes 1 drink.

Per serving: 190 calories; 0g fat (0g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 5mg sodium; 0g protein; 14g carbohydrates; 3g sugar; 0g fiber; 0mg iron; 7mg calcium.


3

Smoky Paloma

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Combine 1½ ounces blanco tequila, ½ ounce mezcal, ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice, 1½ ounces grapefruit soda, and ¾ ounces lime juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Makes 1 drink.

Per serving: 170 calories; 0g fat (0g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 0g protein; 9g carbohydrates; 5g sugar; 0g fiber; 0mg iron; 5mg calcium.



4

Spicy Sangrita

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Combine 1 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice, 1 ounce tomato juice, ¾ ounce lime juice, ½ ounce grenadine, and 3 dashes of hot sauce in a glass filled with ice. Stir until cold, then strain into a small glass. Sip alongside a shot of tequila. Makes 1 drink.

Per serving: 160 calories; 0g fat (0g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 115mg sodium; 1g protein; 15g carbohydrates; 10g sugar; 0g fiber; 0mg iron; 9mg calcium.


5

Hibiscus Punch

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Combine 8 ounces chilled hibiscus tea (such as Tazo Passion), 1½ ounces dark rum, ¾ ounce simple syrup, ½ ounce lime juice, and 2 dashes cinnamon bitters in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir. Garnish with slice of lime. Makes 1 drink.

Per serving: 190 calories; 0g fat (0g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 15mg sodium; 0g protein; 24g carbohydrates; 22g sugar; 0g fiber; 0mg iron; 6mg calcium.


6

Pineapple Coconut Ginger Cooler

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Pulse 2 ounces pineapple juice, 2 ounces cream of coconut, 1 ounce dark rum, 1 ounce ginger liqueur, ½ ounce lime juice, and ½ cup crushed ice in a blender until combined. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple. Makes 1 drink. ‪

Per serving: 430 calories; 10g fat (8g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 40mg sodium; 0g protein; 54g carbohydrates; 51g sugar; 0g fiber; 0mg iron; 2mg calcium.