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Cinco de Mayo Events and Recipes

Horny ‘Rita (recipe courtesy of TGI Fridays)

  • 3 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila
  • 1 part Margarita Mix
  • Shaken and strained over ice
  • Garnish with a salted rim and fresh lime

– created by Milagro Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas
Chill coupe glass with ice and water and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled and diluted. Discard chilling ice from the coupe. Strain ingredients into chilled coupe. Using a vegetable peeler, remove a long piece of orange peel. Express the oil over the cocktail, rub the peel around the rim of the glass, and place atop the cocktail

  • 1 ½ parts Milagro Reposado
  • ½ part Ancho Reyes
  • ½ part Crème de Cacao
  • ½ part Manzanilla Sherry
  • 1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters


Sombrero (recipe courtesy of TGI Fridays)

  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part Half & Half
  • Build over ice

Chupacabra from Dirty Habit restaurant in San Francisco (recipe courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants)
Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass rimmed with sal de gusano

  • 1 ounce Partida tequila
  • 1 ounce Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
  • 1 ounce Lime Juice
  • .75 ounces Grapefruit Cordial or Pomelo Cordial
  • .5 ounces aperol


Ancho Old Fashioned – created by Milagro Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas
Combine all ingredients in a mixing beaker. Add regular ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a double old fashioned glass over large hand cut ice block. Using a vegetable peeler, remove long orange and lemon peels. Express each over the top of the cocktail and rub them together around the rim of the glass. Roll peels together into a rosette and place atop the cocktail.

  • 1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 1 part Ancho Reyes
  • ¼ part Rich Simple Syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Angostura Orange Bitters
  • 1 hand cut ice cube

Jalapeño Mang-O-Rita 
(recipe courtesy of Bud Light)
Muddle 5 thin slices of jalapeño with a dash of simple syrup and agave nectar. Add ice and pour Mang-O-Rita. Stir and serve with a salt rim.

  • Bud Light Lime Mang-O-Rita
  • Jalapeños
  • Simple syrup
  • Agave nectar
  • Chili salt/pepper rim
  • Jalapeño

Cinco de Drinko Events and Recipes



CINCO IN THE CITY | May 4 at 2pm through 2am that night
FREE before 6:00PM; $5 after 6:00PM | El Fenix Downtown (parking lot)

Dos Equis, Red Bull, and ILiveInDallas.com are teaming up with the Infinite Agency to host the most epic Cinco De Mayo party you’ll go to this year!   

  • Live Bands: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm.
  • Food & Drink Tickets: $2.50 for each ticket
  • The official sponsor is Dos Equis, which there will be plenty of to drink.
  • Official Twitter Hashtag: #CincoInTheCity

| May 5

$3 Mexican beers, $3 tequila shots
DJ on the patio from 3-7pm.


BOCA CHICA | May 3, 4, & 5


SHERLOCK’S BAKER ST. PUB & GRILL | May 5th, 4 p.m. – close
$10 | 9100 N. Central Expressway
All-you-can-eat crawfish boil, 
music by DJ Gruve at 4 p.m. and live music by Anybody’s Guess at 9:45 p.m.
The pub will also feature happy hour drink prices all day.

Select margaritas and beers for $5, select tacos for $2, mariachi band/live DJ, random swag, paletas

VELVET TACO | May 4 & 5
$4 signature 16oz margaritas


The Freshest Margarita
A margarita is the most traditional of all tequila cocktails and you cannot celebrate Cinco de Mayo without one.  


  • 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
  • ¾ parts Milagro Agave Nectar
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Combine all three ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a thin lime wheel. Salt optional.


This cocktail is an ode to Mexico’s oldest and largest port, and is also home of the sweet Veracruz pineapple.


  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
  • ¾ parts Milagro Agave Nectar
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Basil Leaves 

Muddle pineapple and basil leaves in a Boston shaker glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with pineapple and basil.


Carpe Dia

This is an inspiration to “sieze the day” with this fruity and fresh cocktail.


  • 2 parts Milagro Añejo Tequila
  • ¾ parts Milagro Agave Nectar
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 5 Blackberries
  • 2 Sage Leaves

Muddle fruit and herbs in a Boston shaker glass. Add other ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with blackberry and a sprig of sage.

This Cinco de Mayo don’t settle for a typical margarita with sweet and sour mix and a salted rim.  Try a Forty-Thrita with a smooth citrus and vanilla hint from Licor 43 that will make your toast to Mexico mas suave.

  • ¾ oz Licor 43
  • ¾ oz Tequila
  • 1 ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup

Shake and strain over ice and garnish with lime wheel.

Cinco de Mayo/Derby Day Parties

May 3

What:On the Border Happy Hour hosted by ME!
When: 6-8 p.m.
:On the Border (location TBD)
Perks: $10 gift cards for attendees, drink specials

What:Dallas Wine Talk – Times Ten Cellars Wine Meet Up
When: 7-9 p.m.
:Times Ten Cellars (Lakewood)
PerksWine, appetizers, and door prizes 

May 4

What: Cinco de Mayo at The Quarter
When: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
:The Quarter Bar (Uptown)
Perks: $3 Mexican beers and margaritas

May 5

What: Frankie’s Cinco de Mayo
:Frankie’s Sports Bar (all locations)
Perks: 1/2 price quesadillas, $3 Mexican beers, the ticket broadcasting live (FW location only)

What:Rucas Cinco de Drinko
When: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
:Rucas Sports Cantina (10319 Finnell Street, Dallas)
Perks:  Margarita machine, Irish meltdowns, live music, 
Biggest Sombrero & Best Moustache Contest, Mexican beer specials

What:  The Dallas Wine & Food Festival 
When: 11 a.m.
: Mockingbird Station (Midtown)
Perks: Free wine seminars, happy hour events, samplings, “swag”, etc.

What: Cinco de Mayo at The Quarter
When: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
:The Quarter Bar (Uptown)
Perks: $3 Mexican beers and margaritas. free nacho bar starting at 4pm

What: Los Ringos Cinco de Drinko Fiesta
When: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
: Ringo’s Pub (The Shops at Legacy)
PerksMargarita machine, Irish meltdowns, live music, 
Biggest Sombrero & Best Moustache Contest, Mexican beer specials

What3rd Annual Boil for the Brave
When: 12-6 p.m.
:The Foundry Bar (2303 Pittman, Dallas)
Perks: All-you-can-eat crawfish and fixins, live music, silent auction
Price: $20 at the door 

What: Sissy’s First Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Watching Party
When: 4-7 p.m.
:Sissy’s Southern Kitchen (Henderson)
Perks: $5 select drinks (juleps, Kentucky Punch, Presbyterian Bourbon Press, and Alabama Sunset), the Derby on big screens, and best outfit award
RSVP: Reservations are encouraged – call 214.827.9900

What: Wild Salsa Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Where:Wild Salsa (Downtown)
Perks: Live music, $4 El Jimador margaritas, Brugal mojitos, and Terradura tequila shots, $10 bucket of Coronitas, $10 bottomless mojitos (11am-3pm)

May 6

What: YELP Hangover Helper Elite Event @ Club Dada
When: 2-4 p.m.
:Club Dada (Deep Ellum)
: Suggested $5 donation for Deep Ellum Mural Project**
Perks: Complimentary Mimosas, Tito’s sponsored Bloody Mary bar, Spicy bites, some mitigating mantras and exercises, Henna tattoo artist, tweet Booth, Day of the Dead Face paint, Live music by Datahowler, Raffle for Homegrown Arts & Music Festival Tickets, And much more!
RSVP/Tickets: For the newbs, here’s how to RSVP to any events posted to the Elite-only Calendar:
1. Click on your ‘12 Elite badge which will take you to the private Elite Event Calendar
2. Click “view full calendar” to the far upper right hand corner of the page
3. Read all the juicy deets
4. RSVP by clicking on the yellow with red text “RSVP” button
5. Await your official RSVP confirmation

cinco de drink-o

Frankie’s | Uptown | $2 Tecate, $3 Corona, $6.95 carne asada or shrimp tacos (print this coupon out for an additional 25% off ONE entree: http://ht.ly/1GXlD)

Gloria’s | Greenville | all day | $3 domestics, house margs, mojitos, sangria – $3.50 Imported beers – $4 swirls – $5 strawberry & mango margs, meltdowns, and house wines

Hacienda on Henderson | Henderson | live music, $3 margaritas (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.), $3 draft beer, shots, tacos, and nachos (3-9 p.m.)

J. Pepe’s | Greenville | all day | $1 drafts

Matt’s Rancho Martinez | Lakewood | $10 buckets of Coronitas (mini Coronas!)

Monica’s | Deep Ellum | $0.75 house margaritas with purchase of entree – limit 3

Plucker’s | SMU/Midtown | $2 off big boy mugs of draft beer and trivia

Primo’s | Uptown | 4-10 p.m. | $3 Don Julio margaritas, vodka red bulls, draft beers, and $15 buckets of Corona

Urban Taco | Mockingbird Station | 1st margarita FREE, Mariachi band 8 p.m.