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5 Southern Drinks for Cinco de Mayo

Written By Michael Paladino 05 May 2014


1. Beer 'Garita


1 cup frozen limeade concentrate

1 cup tequila

1/2 cup orange liqueur

Crushed ice

1/2 to 1 cup cold beer

To prepare, stir together first ingredients until well blended. Next, fill 4 medium glasses with crushed ice. Pour limeade mixture evenly into glasses. Then add beer to taste and enjoy!

2. Michelada


6 tablespoons spicy Bloody Mary Mix

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

2 (12 oz) bottle of beer

To prepare, combine Bloody Mary mix, fresh lime juice, soy sauce, hot pepper sauce, and beer. Pour over ice and enjoy!

3. Jalapeño Margarita


1 thin slice jalapeño (pulsed)

Handful of celery leaves

6 oz fresh lime juice

Spoonful of confectioners' sugar

16 oz tequila

8oz orange liqueur

To prepare, pour tequila and orange liqueur into a pitcher. Then, mix first 4 ingredients together in a blender. Mix into pitcher and chill. Serve on the rocks in a salt rimmed glass and enjoy!

4. Redneck Margarita


1 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

12 oz triple sec

Margarita mix

To prepare, salt the rim of a mason jar and fill with ice. Pour in the whiskey, triple sec, and margarita mix. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

5. Classic Margarita


Fresh lime wedge

Margarita Salt


1/3 cup fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons orange liqueur

3 tablespoons tequila

1/3 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Garnish: lime slice

To prepare, Rub rim of chilled margarita glass with lime wedge. Dip rim in salt. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Ad lime juice, tequila, liqueur, and powdered sugar. Cover with lid and shake thoroughly until chilled. Strain into margarita glass, garnish with lime slice and enjoy!