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Whether you’re hosting a casual taco night with friends or planning a large block party on Cinco de Mayo, the following libations courtesy of brands like Cruzan®, Basil Hayden and Angry Orchard are refreshing options for everyone on your guest list. Hit the flip for our top recipes. As a reminder, don’t forget to drink responsibly.

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Turn down for what? Did you know that last year over 12.3 million cases of tequila were sold on Cinco de Mayo? In other words, everyone loves tequila. With winter temperatures slowly fading (hopefully), it’s hard not to get excited about celebrating the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla…

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Cinco de Mayo is closing in on us, which means you’re probably prepping for one epic party. Looking for the perfect crowd pleaser? Try one of the following margarita and cocktail recipes, garnished with everything from watermelon to avocado and mango. Hit the flip for all the delicious deets.

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Tomorrow, May 5, marks the victory of outnumbered Mexican forces against French troops in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexican-Americans nationwide will gather together to showcase their cultural pride, holding festivities across the U.S. that include traditional dance, music and arts. In honor of Cinco de Mayo and all things Latin culture, we’re breaking…

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Last-minute Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes If you’re scrambling to scrounge up last-minute Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes, Patrón is suggesting you try one of their tantalizing treats for the holiday. For the annual Mexican holiday, consider a combination of tequila, orange liqueur and lime to make a perfect margarita for your celebration. Patrón Citrónge, the only high-quality, pure…

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Cinco De Mayo cocktail recipes  For Monday’s Cinco De Mayo holiday a bevy of restaurants are offering specialty cocktails to mark the Mexican themed occasion. If you’re in New York, Mulberry Project, KTCHN Restaurant and Haven Rooftop are your “Cinco De Drinko” headquarters and are offering spicy and tangy drinks featuring fruit infused liqueurs and French cognac. If…

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It’s tequila time and we have the perfect cocktail for the occasion. The Citronge Margarita includes quintessential, authentic Mexican ingredients perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Citrónge Margarita Ingredients: 2 oz Patrón Reposado tequila 1 oz Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur Fresh Lime Juice Splash of Orange Juice Lime wheel for garnish Directions: In a…

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  Laz Alonso Laz Alonso and these lovely ladies below are of a host of celebrities that are of African American and Hispanic descent that might be partying this Cinco de Mayo. Laz Alonso is an Afro-Cuban actor. He has been in a variety of films from Jumping the Broom to Fast and Furious and Avatar. Currently, he plays…

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Want to stay slim while celebrating Cinco de Mayo without giving up your favorite margaritas? If you’re looking for some low-calorie alcoholic beverages for your fiesta, look no further. Check out these recipes and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo without breaking your diet. -louvonia mcclain

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Pitbull Pitbull, along with other hispanic artists, are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party.We’ve complied a list of some Hispanic crossover artists who are sure to liven up this celebration. Born Armando Pérez, Pitbull is a rapper, producer and songwriter. His first performance was with Lil Jon in 2002. An international artist, he and…

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Mexican food is known to be a dieters worse enemy with all the queso dip, salted tortilla chips and frozen margaritas. You can swap some of the more fattening ingredients with low-fat alternatives along and reduce portion size so that everyone can eat drink and be merry this Cinco de Mayo. See some guilt-free, low-fat…

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From the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Indiana Pacers to the Braves against number one rivals Washington Nationals, Atlanta will have sports fans on edge all weekend long. This weekend there’s the Mayweather versus Guerrero fight and Cinco de Mayo. If sports isn’t your thing, cultural events such as the Jazz Giants exhibit at the Auburn…

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Cinco De Mayo is the perfect holiday to take time to relax and take advantage of the beautiful warm weather.  It seems as if everyone is celebrating the Mexican holiday, but here are some of the best places in Atlanta to enjoy the vibe, wonderful music, and the drink specials.

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May 5, 1862 is the date that the underdog Puebla, Mexico outnumbered by the oppressor, France, kicked France out of their territory. What is often overlooked, however, is the connection that Cinco de Mayo shared with the profileration of the Civil Rights movement for blacks in America. Many Chicanos were involved with the Civil Rights Movement, and applied the revolutionary spirit of  Cinco de…

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