Since Cinco de Mayo is happening this weekend, it’s the perfect time to start planning the ice-cold, delicious margaritas you’ll be making for your friends and family to enjoy. To help you host a fun fiesta this Cinco de Mayo, in today’s entertaining guide, Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale has crafted the below three cocktail recipes for a Peach Margarita, Blood Orange Margarita, and Lemon Basil Margarita that your Cinco de Mayo party guests will surely love. 

Cinco de Mayo Party Cocktails

Andrea Correale is the Founder and President of Elegant Affairs, serving New York City, the Hamptons, and Long Island. Andrea has been producing custom designed, award-winning New York catered events for more than 20 years, working with such A-list celebrities as Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and Liam Neeson… to name a few! To say she know’s how to plan a great party is an understatement.

3 Festive Cocktail Recipes to Make Your Cinco de Mayo Party a Fun Fiesta - Peach Margarita

Peach Margarita

Serves 1-2 

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts silver tequila 
  • 1 ½ parts peach schnapps
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ cup peach nectar
  • Thyme, for garnish
  • Peach slice, for garnish
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Fill glasses with ice.
  2. Shake all liquid ingredients in a shaker.
  3. Pour over ice.
  4. Garnish with a fresh peach slice and a spring of thyme.

3 Festive Cocktail Recipes to Make Your Cinco de Mayo Party a Fun Fiesta - Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blood orange juice (fresh squeezed, if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons triple sec 
  • ½ cup tequila
  • Mint leaves, for garnish 
  • Coarse salt, for rim 
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Place salt on the rim of two glasses.
  2. Fill two glasses with ice.
  3. Mix all liquid ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves.

3 Festive Cocktail Recipes to Make Your Cinco de Mayo Party a Fun Fiesta - Lemon Basil Margarita

Lemon Basil Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 3 basil leaves, for garnish
  • A ½ sugar/½ salt mixture, for rim
  • Lemon rind, for garnish
  • Basil leaf, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Coat glass rim with sugar and salt mixture.
  2. Shake all liquid ingredients in a shaker.
  3. Pour over ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon rind and basil leaf.

For more inspiring Cinco de Mayo party ideas, check out the Entertaining section on Inspirations & Celebrations.


[Images and recipes c/o Elegant Affairs Caterers.]

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