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5 Cinco de Mayo Drinks with a Kick

Fire up your weekend fiesta with a bacon and jalapeno-infused Bloody Mary, habanero margarita or spicy Michelada.

Frozen margaritas and tequila shots with salt and lime—bor-ing. Not really, but these drinks are everywhere on Cinco de Mayo. If you want to wow your friends on May 5—and maybe torture their taste buds a little—then you’ll need some seriously kicked up cocktail recipes. What we have in mind: drinks that take on heat from ingredients like hot sauce, jalapenos, and habanero chilies. From a spicy, bacon-infused Bloody Mary to a Tabasco-beer blend, these takes on the classics will add fire to your weekend fiesta.

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  • Tajin seasoning
  • Ice
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ½ cup Clamato
  • Dash Maggi
  • Dash Tabasco
  • 1 12-ounce amber beer of choice
  • Celery stalk (optional)


  1. Moisten rim of glass with a lime and coat with Tajin seasoning.
  2. Add ice, lime juice, Clamato, Maggi, Tabasco, and beer. Garnish with a celery stalk. Enjoy before the ice melts.

Recipe courtesy of Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor and the recipe blog Photo: Veronica Gonzalez-Smith. 

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