From what I had read, one of the main drink ingredients for any drinks related to Cinco de Mayo is tequila. There’s going to be plenty of drinks that have tequila as an ingredient. The drinks served for Cinco de Mayo is no different. Here’s one example which is a common drink called a Tequila Sunrise:
There are plenty of forms and different reciples on how to make a Tequila Sunrise from what I had found.
Tequila Sunrise – Simple Form
1 Sliced Lime
4 Oz of Tequila
2 Cups Fresh Orange Juice
1 Oz Grenadine
1 Sliced Orange
Fresh Mint Springs
The instructions are to rub the rims of two tall glasses or possibly one big glass. Place the salt on a plate and press the rim of each glass into the salt to coat the rim evenly. Fill the glasses with crushed ice. Combine the tequila, orange juice, and grenadine into a pitcher with ice cubs, stir, and strain into the glasses. Finally garnish with orange slices and mint.
It’s supposed to serve two. But since I like my alchohol, the two servings would probably be one big serving for me. I remember one time I ordered a very big daiquiri that served two. It was for myself and the waitress was pretty shocked and surprised that I wanted that one. One guy with his family cheered me on.
Yes, I do love my alcohol. The thought of it makes me want to go out and get a large Tequila Sunrise for myself. And no, I’m not going to share.
Another recipe I had stumbled across is called the “Cinco de Mayo.”
The reciple is as follows:
2 1/2 Oz White Tequila
1 Oz Grenadine Syrup
1 Oz Rose’s Lime Juice
Basically, shake well with lots of ice and strain into the glass. If you want to, garnish that stuff with fresh lime wedges. I like that recipe. I got plenty of limes at my house which I can subsitute for Rose’s Lime Juice. Now all I need is the Grenadine Syrup and the White Tequila.
There’s also the “Cinco de Mayo 2” recipe.
1 1/2 Oz Tequila
1 Oz Midori Melon Liquer
1 Oz Watermelon Schnapps
1 Gold Foil Covered Chocolate Coin
4-5 Oz 7-Up Soda
Once you have all these ingredients, pour the watermelon schnapps into a collins glass. Fill it halfway with ice. Stand up a gold foil covered chocolate coin in ice against the contour of the glass. Fill the rest of the glass with ice. It says that afterwards, the schnapps should be chilled. Then you have to tilt the glass and pour the tequila, carefully bring the drink to about an Oz and 1/2 with either 7-Up or Sprite doesn’t matter. Afterwards you’re supposed to float the Midori on top. If you want, garnish it with lime and serve.
All these drinks sound very tempting… And I’m tempted to go to the bar for Cinco de Mayo and drink to my heart’s content. These are drinks I had found.
But it seems that one can possibly make their own Cinco de Mayo drink recipes. From what I read with the recipes, the main ingredient seems to be tequila, a citrus fruit either for the wedges or the juice, and salt.