Get the Recipe: Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe
While Cinco de Mayo is not yet celebrated in all parts of the United States, many people use this holiday that marks the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla as an excuse to get started on the patio-party season.
Cinco de Mayo is a great time to celebrate the delicious Mexican foods that have become staples here, like tacos, salsas, guacamoles and spicy bean dishes. What better way to wash those meals down than with beverages with Mexican influence?
Go beyond the margarita to find a truly special drink to serve up this Cinco de Mayo. We’ve got options that are fit for adults and kids, so your fiesta can be an all-ages affair. With fruit infusions and new ways to serve up cerveza, this May 5 no one needs to go thirsty.
Save bits and pieces from salsa-making to make this infused water with spicy twist.
Beer gets a flavor boost with the addition of a homemade syrup spiked with peppers.
Agua fresca is a treat for the whole family. It’s quite easy to make, too!
Hibiscus, also called Jamaica, is popular in Mexican desserts and drinks, adding floral sweetness.
Don’t wait until Cinco de Mayo to make a batch of this horchata, which can be served hot or cold.
Some like it hot – these beer cocktails are perfect for those who seek fiery tastes.
Juicy mango is wonderful in drinks. You can use sparkling wine or sparkling water to mix, depending on your guest list.
These cool nonalcoholic drinks are reminiscent of margaritas, with a blast of fresh mint.
Seasonal strawberries make this easy soda drink something for everyone to look forward to.
What do you like to serve up for Cinco de Mayo? Share your favorites in the comments!