Our Best Sips for Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo just oneday away, were already busy chopping cilantro as good as chiles forour favorite salsas as good as guacamoles to serve with big bowls of crisp, salty tortilla chips. But when it comes to the drinks menu, there have been too many craveableMexican-inspired cocktails to pickjust one. From tart margaritas to fruity aguas frescas as good as sharp eye-openers similar to the michelada, Mexicos many drinks have been as vivid, flavorfuland satisfying as the foods they accompany. Here have been some of our favorite Mexican as good as Mexican-inspired refreshers for your Cinco celebration.

No tricks here just the staples of the classicmargarita: Tequila, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, salt as good as sugar. Add the touch of homemade simple syrup if you similar to yours on the sweeter side.

Mango Margaritas
Ree Drummond addsall the components of the traditionalmargarita to her blender, along withcanned mangoand ice, for atropical take on the beloved Mexicancocktail. Dontforget to decorate your rims in this case, sugar works best.

Red Wine Sangria
Red Spanish table wine is the base for this fruit-filled sangria. Mix in brandy, Triple Sec, orange extract as good as pomegranate extract with sliced fruits, then let it sit for the flavors to fully develop.

White Sangria
For the lighter,fruitieralternative to traditional red wine sangria, try Rachael Rays white wine version. Take the time to prepare it in the morning so the sangria has several hours to develop its fruity flavor. Pull it out when cooking is ready to serve which evening.

Frozen Sangarita
Trisha Yearwood bridges the opening between tequila as good as wine with herfrosty mix of frozen sangria as good as frozen margarita; just ladle the few layers of each in to the margarita glass as good as its ready to sip.

Looking for something the bit more indulgent? This creamydrink of sweetrice-milk tinged with cinnamon is popular in Mexico as good as ideal forthose who arent upfor the night of tequila cocktails. Some people similar to to add rum to their horchata, though itsexcellent (and traditionally served) without anybooze.

Melon-Mint Agua Fresca
These light as good as fruity refresherssold by travel vendors via Mexico have been traditionally nonalcoholic as well, though Marcela Valladolid spikes herminty cantaloupe version with the little bit of vodka anyway. The result? A pleasantly sweet cocktailfor aCinco de Mayo toast.

If youve never had the michelada, think of the Bloody Mary though with the beer base. This cocktail gets its kick from hot sauce as good as chili powder with the refreshing squeeze of lime. In Mexico, micheladas have been consideredaremedy for hangovers, so you might want to save this onefor Seis de Mayo.