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3 Drinks for Cinco de Mayo (Recipes)

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The classic! Try out this great recipe for homemade margaritas.


Makes 6 drinks.


  • 3/4 Cup fresh lime juice, 3-4 limes
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Cup, 2 Tablespoons Blanco/silver tequila
  • 1/4 Cup Gran Torres orange liqueur
  • Lime wedges
  • Kosher Salt

1. Pour salt onto a plate. Rub 6 glasses with lime, and dip into salt.
1. In a large pitcher, stir lime juice, sugar and 1 cup water to combine. Stir in tequila and liqueur. Transfer about half of the mixture, along with about 3/4 cup small ice cubes, to a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 15 seconds. Pour into glasses. Add the rest of the mixture, and another 3/4 cup of small ice cubes, to the cocktail shaker and repeat process.

Recipe Credit: Rick Bayless.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:06AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

I don't drink, but my husband does. He works at a plant where there are a lot of Mexican people. When they go home, they usually bring him back a bottle of alcohol he has never seen or tried before! Now, he will have a few drink ideas to try! Thanks!

6:37AM PDT on May 19, 2013


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11:44AM PDT on May 7, 2013

They sound like they'd be great for any occasion as well. Thanks Katie.

6:59PM PDT on May 6, 2013

I would prefer non-alcholic fruit drinks. Thanks.

9:26AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank your for sharing ~ I would prefer recipes for virgin drinks as don't drink alcohol.

8:30AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you

4:21AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks for the recipe :)

7:42PM PDT on May 5, 2013


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