5 Drinks to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 2, 2011

Corona Beer Popsicles

What is better than an ice cold beer on a hot summer day? Beer pops from Bakers Royale!

Corona Popsicles from Bakers Royale, Makes 6+ Corona (or other light beer) Lime Wheel Popsicle Sticks Pour the Corona into any given popsicle mold. Put in freezer and allow to set for 2 hours until it reaches a slushy consistence. Insert popsicle stick and allow to set for 2 more hours or until relatively solid. Looking for cool popsicle molds? Check classic, shooting stars, cyclones, rocketships, and even Stainless Steel, for that chic modern addition to your countertop.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Makes 1 cocktail Seen above, this drink derives its name from the way the grenadine slowly filters into the orange juice, creating a color gradient that looks like a brilliant sunrise. 2 oz tequila 4 oz orange juice, fresh squeezed if possible 1 oz grenadine In a highball glass filled with ice, combine tequila and orange juice. Carefully add grenadine by tilting the glass and pouring the liquid down the side so that it may settle at the bottom. Garnish with orange wheel and maraschino cherry.


Basic Margarita Makes 1 cocktail 1 1/2 oz tequila 1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a salt-rimmed stem-glass and serve.


Sangria Serves 4-6 Not only is sangria super easy (and delicious!) but the variations are almost endless and a pitcher is relatively cheap to make - while good wine will not go to waste, this is the perfect use for Two Buck Chuck or "bargain wines". 1 Bottle of red wine 1 Lemon cut into wedges 1 Orange cut into slices 2 Tbsp sugar 1 Oz brandy 2 Cups ginger ale Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange (careful not to mangle the slices) into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges/rings (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving. In a hurry? Use chilled red wine and serve over ice. Get creative - add sliced strawberries, peaches, raspberries/blueberries, kiwi; add additional brandy or rum, substitute citrus soda, etc.

Aguas Fresca

Aguas Fresca Serves 4 Non-alcholic, aguas fresca is a traditional Mexican beverage designed to keep you cool on those hot summer days! 4 cups filtered water 2 cups fresh fruit, seeded/pitted/de-stemmed, etc. (peaches, strawberries, melon, mango, kiwi, pineapple - you name it!) 1/2 cup sugar, separated Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime In a blender, combine water and fruit. Puree until smooth. Strain into pitcher or serving container. Add lemon or lime juice and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir well to combine. Add sugar to taste, serve cold. Photos by Benjamin Nussbaum, Bakers Royale, The Culinary Geek, Robert S Donovan and blag jet.