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Cinco de Mayo Frozen Cocktail Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Frozen Cocktail Ideas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and so is frozen drink season! There’s no better time to kick off serving frozen cocktails than May, since the weather is getting warmer and happy hours are in full swing. If you’re searching for the perfect libations to serve your patrons this weekend, you’ve come to the right place. These cocktails can all be made with simple ingredients from the grocery store and are sure to bring you a huge return on your investment. Continue reading to kick off the fiesta!


Margaritas

Of course, no Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without some zesty margaritas! We’ve made a few frozen margaritas that pair perfectly with a Spaceman frozen beverage machine, so we’re listing our favorite ones below.

Prickly Pear 

While the prickly pear margarita may not garner the same popularity as some other flavors, it’s a hidden gem that definitely deserves the spotlight. For those customers who prefer something a little more sweet and tart, this one’s for you. (Did we mention that this marg is the prettiest, vibrant pink we’ve ever seen?!) You can find the recipe for this exotic drink here.

Cucumber Jalapeno

We know, we know – not everyone’s into sweet cocktails! Lucky for you, we’ve got a perfect spicy margarita recipe for those customers who like a drink with a kick!  For this recipe, we used tequila from 21 Seeds and paired it with citrusy triple sec and just a touch of lime juice. The cucumber essence in this margarita makes it taste SO refreshing and clean. You can find the recipe for this marg here.

Watermelon Margarita

What’s better than a frozen margarita? A flavored frozen margarita, of course! We’ve discovered the simplest way to make flavored frozen margaritas, and we’ve even figured out the proportions to get your brix right to make it easier for you! Our friends at Texas Blends sell frozen drink mixes of all different flavors, and these mixes can be added to any batch mixture and froze in a Spaceman machine if your brix level is between 13 and 18. You can find the recipe for our watermelon margarita here, and if you’re interested in making margaritas with even more exciting flavors, be sure to check out the Texas Blends site here.

Coronita Margarita

Our latest margarita creation is a CORONITA MARGARITA! Why choose between tequila and beer when you can have the best of both worlds?! We love creating frozen drinks with optional floaters because this is a way to not only make a fun-looking cocktail, but also to increase your profits and charge more for your frozen drinks! It also gives customers the option to still purchase a regular margarita, since you do not need to modify the mix that is being poured into the Spaceman machine.  It’s the perfect solution for catering to margarita lovers and beer lovers. You can find the recipe for this Coronita Marg here.


Mezcal Favorites

We understand that although many people love tequila, not everyone’s drink of choice is a margarita. Because of this, we’ve concocted another list of tequila-based cocktails that stray away from typical margaritas.

Paloma 

The Paloma is like the margarita’s slightly underrated cousin. This cocktail is made of tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit-flavored soda, with the soda replacing the triple sec in a classic margarita. The grapefruit soda that is used, typically Fresca, is the perfect flavor to balance out the acidic lime juice and complement the strong taste of tequila. Our Paloma recipe can be found here, and we strongly recommend this one!

Matador

If you’re feeling a bit more tropical and want to create a cocktail with notes of citrus, the Matador is probably for you. Crafted from a vibrant blend of tequila, lime, and pineapple juice, this one’s perfect for those craving a citrus-infused escape. While its alcohol content is pretty potent, its flavor remains pleasantly subtle, since the pineapple juice does an excellent job at toning down the tequila. You can check out our Matador batch recipe here.

Tequila Sunrise

Last but certainly not least, is the very famous tequila sunrise. This vibrant cocktail is visually stunning, perfect for photographing, and goes down smooth. If you do decide to make this drink for your customers, be sure to add the grenadine to the glass and not into the batch. This will ensure that you get that beautiful sunrise effect instead of the drink just merging into one shade. We guarantee that serving this drink frozen will be a star attraction on your establishment’s menu. Check out the recipe here.

We hope that this list has inspired you to make all different kinds of tequila-based drinks for Cinco de Mayo! While margaritas are the usual go-to, there are other mezcal-based drinks to explore that your customers may be eager to try. Have a safe holiday and cheers everyone!