Cinco de Mayo: 3 Fabulous Tequila Cocktails

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday. It also falls in the Corona Lockdown and so all our plans for a bar crawl changed. Its “#stayhome, #staysafe”, and mixing cocktails in the comfort of our living room! Here 3 fabulous tequila cocktail recipes inspired by our friend Natalie Migliarini, aka @beautifulbooze. Her Insta is the most beautiful, colorful, boozy stream that you can imagine. Her recipes are inspiring, and her photography fabulous.

1. Vanilla Bean and Jalapeño Paloma

Here are the ingredients you need and instructions:

1.5 tequila
1 medium grapefruit, juiced
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon jalapeno, sliced thin
1/8 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/4 to 1/2 cup of squirt soda
1 cup of ice

Garnish: Thinly sliced jalapeno and grapefruit slices


In a cocktail shaker add tequila, grapefruit juice, agave nectar, sliced jalapeño, vanilla bean seeds, and ice
Shake for 20 seconds and then pour the mixture into a serving glass
Top with squirt soda
Garnish with jalapeño slices and grapefruit slices

2. Spicy Mango Margarita

Ingredients here, instructions below:

1.5 ounces of tequila
1 lime, juiced
1 cup fresh or frozen mango
1 Fresno chili sliced
1 tablespoon of agave
½ tablespoon grenadine
1 cup of ice

Garnish: Whole Fresno chili pepper and rim glass with equal parts of salt and chili powder


In a blender combine tequila, lime juice, mango, sliced Fresno chili, agave nectar, grenadine, and ice
Blend until desired consistency
Rim serving glass with salt and chili powder
Pour blended mixture into serving glass
Garnish with whole Fresno chili

Beautifulbooze Cinco de Mayo Spicy Mango Magaritha

3. Spicy Blackberry Margarita

Find the ingredients below and the modus operandi below:

2 ounces of tequila
2 ounces of lime juice
5 blackberries plus more for garnish
3-4 slice of fresh jalapeño
1 ounce of agave nectar
1 cup of ice (½ used in the shaker and ½ used to serve the drink)

Garnish: salted rim and blackberries


Fill a cocktail shaker with tequila, lime juice, blackberries, sliced jalapeños, agave nectar, and ½ cup of ice. Shake mixer and strain into a salted glass filled with ice.

Beautifulbooze Cinco de Mayo Spicy Blackberry Magaritha