Mixing it up for Cinco de Mayo

This Friday is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, it’s a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage, making Margaritas a popular choice.

Here are some of the most popular Margarita recipes that we have published on Bars and Clubs.

First up we have the Oaxaca Chilli Marg Recipe created by Kurtis Bosley for BoozeBud. Kurtis said: “The chilli marg is one of Australia’s most popular margaritas currently in bars. We wanted to put our spin on this incredible drink, playing off the smokey quality of the Mezcal with flavours of rhubarb. The drink is firey, red, and lots of fun with friends.”

Oaxaca Chilli Marg


  • 40ml Mezcal
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 15ml Rhubi Rhubarb Liqueur
  • 10ml Monin Pure Cane Syrup
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 30ml Lime Juice


  1. Add all ingredients into shaker
  2. Shake with ice for 10 seconds
  3. Strain over ice in tall glass
  4. Garnish with rhubarb slice

Patrón Cucumber + Coconut Margarita

A fresh margarita that puts a twist on the classic with cucumber and coconut water

  • 45mls of Patrón Silver
  • 60ml coconut water
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • Four thin slices of cucumber


  1. Combine and shake all together in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass – garnish with cucumber

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita


  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 30ml Blanco Tequila
  • 30ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 coins Cucumber
  • 2 slices of Jalapeño


  1. Muddle cucumber coins in a shaker.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and ice.
  3. Shake and fine strain into rocks glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with cucumber ribbon and a few jalapeño coins.

Summer Margarita


  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 30ml Tequila
  • 20ml Lime
  • Four Fresh Strawberries
  • One bar spoon Sugar Syrup


  1. Rim the glass with some fleur de sel
  2. Combine Cointreau, Tequila, lime and strawberries in a shaker with ice
  3. Muddle it, shake it, strain it and serve it
  4. Garnish with mint sprig on the top of your glass to bring some freshness.

Grilled Watermelon Margarita


  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 30ml Tequila
  • 30ml Fresh lime juice
  • 15ml Grilled watermelon syrup
  • 15ml Fresh grapefruit juice


  1. To make grilled watermelon syrup: Cut watermelon into slices and grill until both sides of the watermelon have grill marks.
  2. After letting cool, blend with simple syrup (1:1) and then fine strain.
  3. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  4. Shake and fine strain over ice into Tajin-salted rocks glass. (3:1 Tajin to kosher salt)
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Original Margarita

And lastly the original classic

  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 30ml Blanco Tequila
  • 30ml Fresh lime juice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime slice and salt rim.

Spicy Dot Martini

And just to mix things up this year, here’s a spicy Martini, which is bang on trend, but is for spice lovers only.

  • 60ml Codigo 1530 Artesanal Mezcal
  • 15ml Licor 43
  • 15ml Ancho Reyes Verde
  • 2 dashes fire water tincture
  • Garnish with Calabrian Chilli Oil


  1. Add ingredients to a shaker with ice
  2. Shake until chilled
  3. Take a dropper and garnish with chilli oil
  4. * Add more dots for more spice
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