Happy Cinco de Mayo: Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos, a Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita, and Tequila Lime Chicken Wings.

Cinco de Mayo Sips & Snacks

Get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with our selection of vibrant cocktails and mouth-watering appetizers. Refresh your palate with our Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita or indulge in the herby zest of our Cilantro Margarita. Pair these delightful drinks with our flavorful Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos and spicy Tequila Lime Chicken Wings for the ultimate fiesta menu. These recipes are guaranteed to bring a festive flair and tantalizing tastes to your celebration!

Vibrant Sips: Fresh-Flavored Drinks

Refresh your Cinco de Mayo celebration with our selection of vibrant cocktails. Dive into the crisp and spicy flavors of a Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita or savor the herby zest of a Cilantro Margarita. These drinks are not only bursting with fresh flavors but are also perfect for adding a festive flair to your party. Each recipe is simple to make and sure to impress your guests with their refreshing taste and bold aromas.

A cilantro margarita on a table.1. Cilantro Margarita


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (optional, for sweetness)
  • Salt or sugar for rimming the glass
  • Lime wedge and cilantro sprig for garnish


  1. Prepare your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it into salt or sugar to coat. Set aside.
  2. In a shaker, muddle the fresh cilantro leaves with lime juice to release their flavor.
  3. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, and simple syrup (if using) to the shaker.
  4. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of cilantro.

A cucumber jalapeno margarita, on a table with corn chips and jalapeno peppers.2. Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita


  • 1/2 a cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup, or to taste
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Cucumber slice and jalapeño ring for garnish


  1. In a shaker, muddle the chopped cucumber and a few slices of jalapeño with the lime juice.
  2. Add tequila, orange liqueur, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Rim a glass with salt and fill it with ice.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a jalapeño ring.

These drinks are great ways to add a unique, herby twist to your Cinco de Mayo festivities!

Tasty Appetizer Recipes

Kick off your Cinco de Mayo festivities with two enticing appetizers that blend fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Delight in the zesty Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos, or savor the vibrant Tequila Lime Chicken Wings. These appetizers are perfect for sharing and are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds while adding a festive touch to your celebration. Easy to prepare and irresistibly delicious, they'll be the highlight of your party menu.

3 Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos on a cutting board surrounded by its ingredients.1. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 small corn tortillas
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Red cabbage, shredded
  • Extra cilantro and lime wedges for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice and zest, garlic, chili powder, and cilantro. Add shrimp and marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove shrimp from marinade and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Warm tortillas in the skillet for about 30 seconds on each side.
  4. Assemble tacos with shrimp, avocado slices, and shredded cabbage. Garnish with extra cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings on a plate on a black table.2. Tequila Lime Chicken Wings


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (optional for extra heat)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, tequila, lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeño, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add chicken wings to the marinade and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for more flavor.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  4. Remove wings from marinade and grill, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Bring your Cinco de Mayo celebration to life with these enticing recipes for handcrafted cocktails and delicious appetizers. From the crisp and spicy notes of our Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita to the robust flavors of our Tequila Lime Chicken Wings, each recipe is designed to dazzle and delight your guests. Whether you’re hosting a large party or a small gathering, these recipes are sure to impress and make your celebration a memorable one. Cheers to a fantastic fiesta!