5 Reasons Why We Love Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo or May 5th is another one of our favorite F&B holiday excuses we use to gather our friends together and enjoy a cocktail…or two…But…

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Is it a Mexican celebration of independence?  The day the margarita was created?

Wikipedia says:

It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  It grew in popularity and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in areas with large Mexican-American populations, like Los AngelesChicago, and Houston.

Today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, even going as far as getting a Concurrent Resolution from President George W. Bush to observe May 5th (or Cinco de Mayo) with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Now that this is clarified, let’s get to the real reason we enjoy Cinco de Mayo…


Here is a round up of five must try margarita recipes you or your favorite bartender can whip up as you and your friends find delight in observing this nationally celebrated day of the year.

jalapeno orange margarita

Spice It Up: The Orange Jalapeno Margarita



Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe


cucumber margarita-recipe

Cool As a Cucumber – Summer Margarita Recipe


POM Thyme Margarita Recipe

POM Thyme Margarita Recipe


cinco de mayo margarita recipes

The Guilt-free Skinny Margarita

Learn more margarita recipes to enjoy during your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  Drink responsibly!




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