Cinco de Mayo has become a holiday that is celebrated as much in America as it is in Mexico and Los Angeles offers to many options to celebrate on May 5th this year.
If you are looking for a little heat with your beer, you can try Golden Road’s Spicy Mango Challenge, which launches this Sunday on Cinco De Mayo. The event will be from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at both the Los Angeles and Orange County pubs on 5/5.
After 5/5, Pub LA will have this challenge each Wednesday for the month of May (Wing Wednesday) and Pub OC will have this challenge each Tuesday for the month of May (Taco Tuesday).
Regardless of where you are celebrating, Modelo has three Cheladas – New Modelo Chelada Limon y Sal, Modelo Chelada Especial and sweet and spicy Modelo Chelada Tamarindo Picante that are perfect alone or to pair with some Mexican flavors on Cinco de Mayo.
Modelo has put together some mouthwatering seasonal chelada and ceviche recipe pairings that are perfect for however you plan celebrate. Each traditional Mexican recipe is big on flavor, but also light and refreshing with varying spice levels. On the mild end they have Mexican Fish & Mango Ceviche, next a traditional Mexican Shrimp Ceviche and we kick up the heat and cap it off with Shrimp in Red Aguachile.
These recipes are inspired by Modelo’s newly launched lime-based, ready-to-drink chelada – Modelo Chelada Limón y Sal. Simply made with Mexican beer and the refreshing natural flavors of lime and salt, Modelo Chelada Limón y Sal provides a new way to enjoy the classic chelada experience, as it’s the only lime-based, ready to drink chelada currently available in the U.S. market. Because ceviche is always “cooked” with lime juice and salt, it’s the perfect complement to a cold and refreshing chelada.
If you are looking for something refreshing to beat the heat on Cinco de Mayo, Corona has a great new beverage that is perfect to do just that. Corona Refresca brings the flavor and the feeling of the tropics to you with their premium, alcohol-spiked refresher available in Passionfruit Lime and Guava Lime. Crisp.
Four Corners Brewing Co. out of Dallas has two great beers to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo, their El Chingón IPA as well as their brand-new El Grito lager, which were both recently introduced to the Los Angeles market, marking the first region outside of Texas the acclaimed craft brewer’s beers will be available. Four Corners brings together craft beer culture and bicultural heritage to create bold, flavorful and sessionable beers accompanied by one-of-a-kind Hispanic-inspired branding.
“There are many IPAs but only one is ‘El Chingón’,” said Esquivel. As the name indicates, the beer is aggressive with a chingón factor of 7.3% ABV and 72 IBU. The brew profile is malt forward balanced with a badass blend of American C hops. The label artwork of a big hop cone is a symbol of reverence to the West Coast-style IPA movement, which served as its inspiration.
On the lighter side, El Grito Lager is a perfect choice for sunny California weather. The beer balances a traditional pilsner malt with Huell Melon hops, which add hints of citrus notes and a slight floral aroma. At 4.4% ABV, El Grito Lager is a crisp, snappy, sessionable beer. On the label is a crowing rooster shouting, “rise & shine it’s puro party time!”
Tequila is simply a must on Cinco de Mayo and 1800, the year the world’s first premium tequila was born, is perfect for anything you are doing that day. For more than 200 years, 1800 Tequila has never wavered from its original formula and distillation process — producing a 100% agave, quality liquid each and every time. We have highlighted the four varieties as well as a great cocktail to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo.
Made from 100% Weber blue agave – aged for 8 – 12 years and harvested at their peak. The liquid is double distilled, and a special selection of white tequilas is blended together for added complexity and character. The result is a premium tequila with a smoother, more interesting flavor than most on the market. The clean, balanced taste with hints of sweet fruit and pepper is perfect sipped neat, on the rocks, as a shot or in a cocktail.
Available on ReserveBar for $34.
Our signature double-distilled 1800 Silver tequila infused with natural, ripe coconut flavor. With its slightly-sweet and medium-bodied tropical taste, this versatile spirit is delicious on the rocks and also tastes great in cocktails.
Available on ReserveBar for $34.
This tequila is crafted using 8 – 12-year old 100% Weber blue agave and is matured in American and French Oak barrels for no less than six months. This rich liquid has notes of buttery caramel, mild spices and a touch of smokiness, which is imparted by the finishing process. Perfect mixed in a cocktail or on the rocks.
Available on ReserveBar for $34.
Using 100% Weber blue agave, picked at their peak – anywhere from 8 -12 years old – Anejo is aged in French Oak barrels for a minimum of 14 months. Its finish is described as spicy and well-rounded with flavors of toasted oak, vanilla and butterscotch. This deep, luxurious tequila is ideal for sipping.
Available on ReserveBar for $43.
1 part 1800® Coconut
3 parts pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake hard for 10 seconds.
Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with pineapple.
If you are looking for a margarita, we have the ultimate list from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
CliQUE Bar & Lounge inside The Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas, NV)
Drink Name: SO FRESA, SO CLEAN 18
This refreshing margarita will be sure to cool off people’s busy Vegas scene. The mixture of watermelon and strawberry in this margarita will be sure to cool off people’s busy Vegas scene. Guests will have a moment to lay back and enjoy this stimulating drink.
Kumi (Las Vegas, NV)
Drink Name: Cimarron Paloma
Shaken up with grapefruit and agave syrup, Kumi takes a creative approach to this margarita. Guests will have the opportunity to start off their Vegas nightlife with this exhilarating drink.
Citizens (Las Vegas, NV)
Drink Name: Spicy Fiesta Margarita
Infused with desert pear and firewater, this energizing margarita will refresh your Vegas trip.
Lionfish (San Diego, CA)
Drink Name: Humo Verde
“This cocktail brings out the earthy and smoked flavor profiles of the Casamigos Mezcal. The grilled green poblano peppers adds a hint of spice and a mouth feel that is super tasty.” –Kristin Clark, Casamigos National Mixologist
Drink Name #2: Casa Caprese
“A great Caprese salad is one of my favorites. I wanted to take that concept and put it into liquid form, as well as showcasing the versatility of Casamigos Blanco Tequila.”- Kristin Clark, Casamigos National Mixologist
Drink Name #3: Roasted Bell Margarita
“I love savory, spicy and full body. This cocktail encompasses all and highlights our flagship Casamigos Reposado Tequila perfectly.”-Kristin Clark, Casamigos National Mixologist
Drink Name #4: Ginger Blackberry Thyme Popsicle
“A cocktail in a popsicle. Enough said.”—Kristin Clark, Casamigos National Mixologist
Lionfish will be collaborating with Casamigos for National Margarita Day. They’ll be offering $5 margaritas to all their guests along with some satisfying plates like crudo and Baja styles local rockfish tacos, which will be at a special price as well.
HYDE Sunset (Los Angeles, CA)
Drink Name: Sunset Margarita
Located on Sunset, this venue offers a refreshing, sweet drink to match their location. Infused with fresh yuzum passion fruit puree and lemon juice, this margarita will be the perfect drink to celebrate National Margarita Day in Hollywood.
Doheny Room (Los Angeles, CA) – TWO OPTIONS
Drink Name: Margarita Maestro
Margarita Maestro from Doheny Room is the perfect refreshing drink to feel refreshed for National Margarita Day. Made with a house-infused pineapple tequila, along with fresh lime juice and honey syrup, this is sure to be your drink for this national holiday.
Drink Name: Casa Doheny (with Casamigos)
With fresh lime and agave nectar, this margarita made with Casamigos will be sure to make your night get away. You’ll definitely be wanting more after having one drink of this citrusy margarita.
Venue: Skybar at Mondrian (Los Angeles, CA)
Drink Name: Midnight Margarita
This salty yet sweet margarita will be taking its guests to another level. Infused with fresh lime juice, agave nectar and sea salt, it’ll be taste that guests never experienced before.
Borracha (Las Vegas, NV)
Drink Name: Heat of the Moment
This fun, sexy margarita will heat up National Margarita Day. Infused with Fresno chili, agave nectar, passion fruit, Heat of the Moment will be sure to leave a fire in guests’ taste buds.
Drink Name #2: La Casa, Mi Amigos 57’ Cadillac, Blood Orange Margarita and Mango Margarita (images attached as well)
Quote: At Borracha we like to honor margaritas 365 days a year whether your craving a classic marg or Borracha’s spicy rendition – Heat of the Moment, feb 22nd we take things up a notch with 3$ House margaritas.