Are you getting excited about Cinco de Mayo? Me tooooo! Here are some margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo to get you in the spirit.
Earlier this week I shared a recipe for mushroom tacos with ginger collard slaw along with some other recipe ideas for your Cinco de Mayo spread. One of the margarita recipes below was on this list, but come on. I know you want options!
Choosing Vegan Tequila
Most tequilas don’t have a worm at the bottom, but the worm isn’t the only animal ingredient that can be in tequila. Not all tequila is made from 100 percent agave. Tequila-makers will sometimes use honey or bone-processed sugar in their recipes. Just like wine and beer, tequila can also be processed with milk or egg products that companies don’t have to list on the label.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to find vegan tequilas! I looked up some popular brands on Barnivore and found these vegan tequilas:
- Three Olives
There was only one non-vegan tequila on the list. If you want your Cinco de Mayo margaritas to be totally vegan, skip the Familia Camerena, which may use gelatin or fish as clarifying agents. Grode.
Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
1. Sparkling Grapefruit Margarita
This margarita was the one I included in my list on Wednesday, and it’s simple and delicious. You can serve it with or without the grapefruit salt, depending on how much prep work you’re up for. Either way: recommended!
2. Peach-Hibiscus Margarita
Do you prefer a frozen margarita recipe? Grab a bag of frozen peaches, steep some strong hibiscus tea, and you are in for a boozy treat! Don’t you love the vibrant red color that the hibiscus tea gives this cocktail?
3. Sweet and Spicy Margarita
This is a copycat margarita recipe from a trip that I took to Ft. Lauderdale. We drank these to celebrate my Granny Daniele’s 85th birthday, and they were a delight!
4. Plum Tequila Margarita
If you’re planning to make this margarita recipe, start infusing your plum-basil tequila today. It takes three days to get a good, strong plum flavor. The longer you leave the plums, the stronger that taste is going to be.