Cinco de Mayo Cocktails Around the Country, from NYC to LA

Wherever you are in America on May 5th, there’s a Cinco de Mayo fiesta honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla with Tequila and Mezcal crafted cocktails.  We put together a sampling of innovative bars across the nation observing the Mexican-turned-drinking holiday.

Where to Fiesta on Cinco de Mayo All Across America

EAST COAST

Barely Disfigured – Brooklyn NY

A chic and seriously seductive cocktail bar, named after a poem by French surrealist poet Paul Eluard, located in the site of a former brothel in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Dirty Old Man

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Premium Mezcal, Tequila, Red Chili Pepper infused Aperol, Pineapple, Agave, Lime and Peychaud Bitters.

257 Smith Street (Carroll Gardens), Brooklyn, NY;  barelydisfigured.com

Roy Boys – Washington DC

A new fried chicken and fresh oysters spot, with craft cocktails, in the heart of Shaw, a hip city neighborhood in Washington, DC.

Fuego Verde

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Premium Mezcal and House Bloody Mix including Green Tomatillo, Poblano Pepper, Jalapeño, Green Apple, Cucumber, Green Tabasco Sauce, Olive Juice, Lime, Horseradish and Celery Salt.   Served with a salt & pepper rim, and garnished with pickled okra, -or, upgrade to skewer (chicken wing, shrimp, bell pepper, onion, okra).

2108 8th Street NW (in the Atlantic Plumbing building), Washington DC;  royboysdc.com

SolToro Mexican Cantina – Uncasville CT

Sol Toro, a breezy Mexican cantina located in the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort, is offering festive and sparkling new twists on Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo.

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Champagne Margarita

Premium Blanco Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Cava (Spanish sparkling wine).

Mimosa Margaritas

Premium Blanco Tequila, Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Cava.

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard (inside Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort), Uncasville CT;  soltororestaurant.com

WEST COAST

Guerrilla Tacos – Los Angeles

Celebrated chef Wes Avila’s contemporary fast-casual style restaurant and bar in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District that originated from a food truck plating experimental tacos with local ingredients.

King Pulque

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Premium Mezcal, Pulque (a milky Mexican alcoholic drink made by fermenting the sap of maguey plants), Lime, Orange, Pineapple, Fresno Chili, Avocado and Grapefruit Oil.

2000 E 7th Street, Los Angeles CA;  guerrillatacos.com

Fifth and Rose – San Diego

Inspired by a host’s living room, Fifth & Rose is a classic cocktail bar in a comfortable room in the Pendry San Diego hotel located in the historical Gaslamp Quarter.

Las Manos de Ochoa

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Premium Mezcal, Ginger, Lime, Amaro Nonino and Orinoco Bitters.

550 J Street, San Diego CA;  pendryhotels.com/san-diego/fifth-rose

SOUTHWEST

Whislers – Austin

This rustic-chic, in downtown Austin, features handcrafted cocktails, and a second floor Oaxacan style mezcal bar that carries a broad selection of wild varietals of mezcal.

El Alteño

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Premium Mezcal, Pomegranate Liqueur, Lemon, Honey, Ancho Chile Liqueur and Sal de Gusano (grounded agave worms).

1816 E 6th Street, Austin TX;  whislersatx.com

Kitty Cohen’s – Austin

A retro Palm Springs-inspired patio pool bar, in East Austin, serving specialty drinks and punches in a spacious yard with shaded poolside seating.

Sex Panther

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Premium Mezcal, Passionfruit, Kitty’s Bitters and Lime.

2211 Webberville Road, Austin TX;  kittycohens.com

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse – Austin

When on the hunt for killer drinks and memorable nights, head to downtown Austin’s drinking den, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse and Bar (WTF).

Frozen Mezcal Margarita

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Premium Mezcal, -and the rest is a well-kept secret crafted by WTF bartenders, Chase Ware and Seth Gnader.

701 W 6th Street, Austin TX;  wtficehouse.com

Tiny Victories – Dallas

Cozy lounge in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood featuring a small patio for enjoying craft classic cocktails.

Xaagarita

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ibiscus Agave Syrup, Lime, Cointreau and Premium Mezcal.

604 N Tyler Street, Dallas TX;  tinyvictoriesoc.com

Fleming’s Steakhouse – Nationwide Locations

The upscale steakhouse is partnering with an ultra-premium single estate & single vintage tequila, and Baccarat, the world-renowned fine crystal manufacturer to offer a $100 Prime Margarita beginning May 1 through the rest of the month.

$100 Margarita

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Extra Anejo Tequila (valued at well over $100), Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire, fresh Lime Juice and Simple Syrup; garnished with a lime wheel and pineapple leaves.

Served in Baccarat’s uniquely designed Diamant Tumbler (valued at well over $100), guests will take home the glass in Baccarat’s iconic red box.

flemingssteakhouse.com/locations

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