You do the same exact thing every year for Cinco de Mayo: Grab a few buddies, head to your favorite Mexican joint, and get wasted on watered-down margaritas and an endless supply of tacos.

Maybe it's just us, but we think it's about time you elevated your Cinco de Mayo celebration game. (Actually, the endless tacos sound cool—we're mostly focused on the drinks.)

These five tequila and mezcal drinks, assembled by an impressive team of experienced bartenders and selected from expert cocktail book recipes—Tequila Cocktails by Brian Van Flandern and Shake. Stir. Sip. by Kara Newman, to name just a few—are a great way to get the party started.

These creative libations incorporate Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur and PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur to add complex flavor, while also incorporating spring summertime staples like coconut water, ginger beer, and fresh fruit juices. 

Bonus: You don't need to limit yourself to shaking up these cocktails strictly on Cinco de Mayo—we guarantee they'll taste great all year.