5 Cinco De Mayo Drinks that AREN’T Margaritas.

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Cinco De Mayo Drinks5 Cinco De Mayo Drinks that AREN’T Margaritas.

If you’re anti Margarita, this one’s for you. This is one of our  favorite weeks of the year. May the 4th is Star Wars Day, May 5th is Cinco De Mayo, and Saturday is Derby day. There’s a lot of excuses to drink right there, but Cinco is easily the big deal of the three. It’s the 2nd biggest drinking holiday of the year right behind St. Patty’s Day, and you’ll see every bar pushing corona, tequila, and margaritas down your throat. But margaritas aren’t for everyone. In fact, given the popularity of the drink, bars take a lot of short cuts now with nasty sour mixes and questionable added ingredients. But don’t worry, just because you don’t like Margaritas DOESNT mean you can’t celebrate Cinco in style. With the help of El Jimador Tequila, Dixie Vodka, and Bundaberg Ginger Beer, we’ve put together 5 Cinco De Mayo drinks for all the “anti-margarita” drinkers out there. Enjoy!

MEXICAN MULE (Pictured Above)

  • 1.7 fl.oz El Jimador Silver Tequila
  • Bundaberg Ginger Beer
  • 0.8 fl.oz Lime juice
  • 0.33 fl.oz sugar syrup
  • 2 x small pieces of ginger
  • 1 x lime wedge to garnish

Directions: #1. Muddle ginger and combine remaining ingredients into a shaker #2. Shake, then strain into a copper mug and top with Bundaberg Ginger Beer #3. Add crushed ice and a lime wedge to garnish. ¡Salud!

whistlin watermelon


  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 5 cups cut up watermelon—remove seeds
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 oz margarita mix

Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender, serve in a glass with salted rim.

Cinco De mayo drinks


  • 1.7 fl. Oz Tequila
  • Bundaberg Blood Orange
  • 0.8 fl. Oz Lemon
  • ½ small chili pepper
  • A pinch of cilantro to garnish

Directions: #1. Combine the ingredients into a shaker #2. Shake, then strain into a glass and top with Bundaberg Blood Orange #3. Add ice and garnish with the chili pepper and a pinch of cilantro ¡Salud!

cinco de mayo drinks


  • 1.5 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 4 oz Bundaberg ginger beer
  • ¼ tsp pickled jalapeño juice
  • add splash of soda
  • Juice of 1/4 lime

Directions: Stir, garnish with pickled jalapeño slice.

cinco de mayo drinks


  • 2 oz. Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 4 oz. red grapefruit juice
  • 1 slice jalapeño

Directions: Shake with ice, pour into glass & top with soda.

If none of these Cinco De Mayo drinks does it for you, we’ve got 5 MORE cocktails that aren’t Margaritas for you to try here.


Alex & Lori

Disclaimer: Samples of Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Dixie Vodka, and El Jimador Tequila were provided courtesy of the brand. 


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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