Cinco De Mayo Wrap-up: Drink Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is a day of national pride for Mexicans around the world, commemorating Mexico’s victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. We join in the celebration with our favorite Mexican food and drink.


  • Bobby Flay's Tangerine Margarita: From Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook comes this recipe for a tart, tangerine influenced margarita.
  • The Paloma: Commonly found in regions where tequila is produced as well as consumed, the Paloma combines grapefruit soda and tequila, making it a great seasonal refresher.
  • Michelada: The michelada is a spicy beer cocktail that first became popular in northern Mexico. The cocktail's name is derived from "mi chela helada," or "my cold, light beer".