Cinco de Mayo: Places To Go, Drinks To Drink

Cinco de Mayo: Places To Go, Drinks To Drink

Here is your last-minute NYC guide to navigating Cinco de Mayo like a boss – no matter who you are or where you plan to be, the fiesta must go on. 

The Top 3 Manhattan Drinks You Must Try

If you're spending your Cinco in the city, here are a few of our favorite hot spots that will be turning up the party with their delicious craft cocktails. Three mixes, three bars and a whole lot of Manhattan fun awaits us this Thursday evening. 

1. Jalapeto

Served at The Skylark; created by Johnny Swet

  •  1.75 oz. Tanteo
  • .5 oz. Illegal Mezcal
  • .5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2 oz. Strawberry Puree
  • .5 oz. Agave Syrup
  • Garnish with Strawberry and Lime Wedge

2. Le ‘Rita

Served at LeGrande at The Time New York

  • 12-15 Muddled Blueberries
  • 1 oz. Sauza Tequila
  • .5 oz. Agave Syrup
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec 

3. Single Barrel Apple Sangria

Served with Jack Daniel’s 4 Parts Chardonnay (low-oak)

  • 2/3 Parts Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
  • 1/3 Parts Apple Brandy
  • 1.5 Parts Pure Apple Cider
  • 1/3 Parts Honey
  • Sliced Ginger
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Juice of One Lime
  • Juice of One Lemon
  • Garnish with Apple Slices and Citrus

The Perfect Mixes For The Lazy Hostess

Sometimes you don’t really want to go out but you don’t really want to stay in either, the perfect solution? A Mexican soirée and pre-mixed margaritas. The ideal drinks for the ultimate lazy hostess and her party friends, these Jose Cuervo concoctions will blow you away with their fresh flavors and innovative ingredients! We personally suggest the grapefruit-tangerine, watermelon and mango mixes for a perfect summer vibe; yet if you’re into the classics, be sure to try out the strawberry-lime and the iconic ‘golden’ lime. For your girly girl convenience, these flavors also come in light options – same effect, fewer calories!

If we were you, we’d blend these up with some ice, pour them into tall glasses and sip along. Don’t forget to much on some guac while you’re at it – not even Jose Cuervo is good on an empty stomach. 

Where To Explore

In case you haven’t heard, Jersey City is super in right now. This Thursday, JC’s very own Zeppelin Hall Biergarten & BBQ is having a fiesta that you will not want to skip out on!

In honor of the Mexican festivities, the hall will be offering half price beers, wine and cocktails from open till close! For tasty bites, these will be a selection of dishes such as Surf Tacos and five different kinds of nachos! We can’t wait! Cross your fingers it doesn’t rain so we can sip our beers outside and enjoy the breeze in Zeppelin’s biergarten!

While Away, Treat Yourself

If you're already in JC, might as well...

Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District is saying “salud!” to Cinco de Mayo for the entire month of May by debuting a special combo of five Mexican spirits-infused gelatos. Let us just say, you haven’t had gelato until you’ve had boozy gelato. Each delicious flavor found at Bucket & Bay – ranging from Black Label Vanilla to Dark & Stormy – is made with 100% organic grass-fed milk from Oasis at Bird-in-Hand farmers cooperative, and tasty liquor. The specialty Cinco de Mayo Flight gelatos made specifically for the occasion, are prepared with Sotol Por Siempre, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Trianon Tequila Añejo and Ancho Reyes Liqueur. Each has a unique and earthy taste of culture that cannot be mimicked and which we guarantee you will not want to miss. Be it the sweet and sour tamarind, the deep cacao, fragrant chili or smoky plum, these boozy delights have something for every mood and palate. 

Don’t let the commute stop you, go explore the boundaries of the city you live in and celebrate the booziest day of the year with some refreshing Mexican gelato. 

Felices fiestas!

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