Last Modified On:
April 30, 2024

Miami’s Must-Try Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

From refreshing twists on traditional margaritas to inventive new blends, get ready to toast to freedom and festivity with the best drinks Miami has to offer for Cinco de Mayo.

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Welcome to the ultimate celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the vibrant city of Miami! As this festive holiday approaches, we've scoured the local restaurant scene to bring you a curated list of must-try cocktails that embody the spirit and excitement of May 5th. Whether you're a Miami local or planning a visit to the 305, these unique concoctions are sure to enhance your celebrations with a splash of Miami's renowned flair for mixology.

From refreshing twists on traditional margaritas to inventive new blends, get ready to toast to freedom and festivity with the best drinks Miami has to offer. Join us as we dive into the flavors and stories behind each cocktail, complete with recipes to try at home and tips from the city’s top bartenders.

roccos tacos margaliter

1. Margaliter

At Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, under the expert guidance of their Director of Beverage, David Ortiz, the Margaliter is a traditional house cocktail that has become a festive favorite. Perfect for group celebrations, this cocktail is served in a one-liter bottle and features a refreshing blend of flavors that epitomize the spirit of Cinco de Mayo. The Margaliter is a robust mix designed to serve 15 glasses, making it an ideal choice for parties and gatherings.


  • 1 one-liter bottle
  • 6 oz of José Cuervo Tradicional Silver tequila
  • 3 oz of triple sec
  • 12 oz of sour mix
  • 10 oz of water (for dilution)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing container, combine the one-liter bottle, tequila, triple sec, sour mix, and water.
  2. Stir thoroughly to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Serve in individual glasses and garnish with your favorite dried fruits to add a personal touch to each serving.
Mango Petacon

2. Mango Petacon

The Mango Petacon at KoKo by Bakan stands out as a creative and flavorful cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of a tropical escape. This delightful drink combines tequila or mezcal with fresh mango puree and a homemade margarita mix, offering a refreshing and aromatic experience. With the addition of fresh mint leaves, the Mango Petacon is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a visually appealing option for any festive occasion.


  • 2 oz of tequila or mezcal
  • 2 oz of fresh mango puree
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 3 oz of homemade margarita mix, consisting of:
  • 1 oz of lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz of simple syrup
  • 1 oz of Cointreau

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a shaker, add the tequila or mezcal, fresh mango puree, and mint leaves.
  2. Add the homemade margarita mix to the shaker: combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and Cointreau.
  3. Shake well to mix all the ingredients thoroughly and infuse the mint flavor.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a sprig of mint or a slice of mango for an extra touch of elegance.
spicy guavarita

3. Spicy Guava-rita

American Social brings a fiery twist to the traditional margarita with their Spicy Guava-Rita, a cocktail that seamlessly blends the heat of jalapeño or habanero-flavored tequila with the sweet, tropical notes of guava. Recommended with Tequila Tanteo for that extra kick, this cocktail is a bold choice for those looking to spice up their Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The addition of fresh lime juice balances the flavors, while a jalapeño salt rim adds a crisp, spicy finish.


  • 1 1/2 oz of jalapeño or habanero-flavored tequila (Tequila Tanteo recommended)
  • 1 oz of real guava puree
  • 1 oz of lime juice

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Combine the tequila, guava puree, and lime juice in a shaker.
  2. Rim the edge of the cocktail glass with jalapeño salt for an extra zing.
  3. Shake the mixture vigorously to blend the flavors thoroughly.
  4. Strain the concoction over fresh ice in the prepared cocktail glass.
black warrior margarita mayami

4. Black Warrior

At the heart of Miami's vibrant Wynwood district, Mayami Wynwood offers a cocktail experience that is as visually stunning as it is delicious—the Black Warrior Margarita. This exquisite creation is a symphony of flavors, featuring the smoothness of Tequila Maestro Dobel, paired perfectly with the zesty freshness of lime and the subtle sweetness of agave. Enhanced with a splash of triple sec, this margarita is a well-balanced masterpiece. For a complete experience, visit Mayami Wynwood, where the ambiance matches the uniqueness of the cocktails. This cocktail is not just a drink but a destination—perfect for those seeking a taste of Miami's cocktail culture.


  • Tequila Maestro Dobel
  • Lime juice
  • Agave syrup
  • Triple sec
  • Salt for rimming
  • Garnish: White orchid and dry lime slice


As Cinco de Mayo approaches, celebrating with innovative and flavorful cocktails is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the festivities, especially in the vibrant setting of Miami. From the group-friendly Margaliter at Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar to the tropical Mango Petacon at KoKo by Bakan, and the fiery Spicy Guava-Rita at American Social, each cocktail offers a unique taste of Miami's dynamic mixology scene. And, of course, the visually stunning and delightfully complex Black Warrior Margarita at Mayami Wynwood is a must-try for those seeking a truly memorable cocktail experience.

Whether you're a local or just visiting, these featured drinks provide the perfect way to enjoy the holiday with a splash of Miami’s unique flair. So gather your friends, plan your visits, and prepare to sip on some of the city’s most outstanding and festively themed cocktails. Cinco de Mayo in Miami is not just a celebration—it's an experience of vibrant flavors and colors, best enjoyed one sip at a time.