Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and we know just the way to celebrate — with a margarita, of course! Local Mexican joints around town are serving up specials all week long, so you can celebrate the holiday and support your favorite spots in town.

Check out some of the Cinco de Mayo specials going on this year. And, for a tasty mixed drink at home, try whipping up one of Mex 1’s special Casa Fuerta cocktails for yourself.

Casa Fuerta Cocktail
with Mex1 Barrel Select Casa Noble Joven

Dave Lorenz and Morgan Hurley of Mex 1 Coastal Cantina recently visited the Tequila Valley in Mexico and hand-selected a barrel of joven tequila aged for six weeks in a new French oak barrel from Casa Noble coming in at 102 proof.

“We chose this tequila due to its notes of cooked agave, vanilla and toasted oak” says Hurley. “The Casa Fuerte Margarita, perfect for Cinco de Mayo, blends a French orange curacao with a little lime and agave nectar to balance out the strength of the tequila.”

Provided

Ingredients:
Mex 1 Barrel Select Casa Noble Joven 1.5 oz Pierre Ferrand dry curacao 1 oz
Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice .5 oz
Agave Nectar .25 oz

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to a shaker
2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds
3. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass with fresh ice and enjoy!

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year

El PinchoTaco
$3 tacos all day on Cinco de Mayo
Buy one medium-sized margarita, get one FREE
elpinchotaco.com

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
$5 Mex 1 margaritas and live music.
Block party in West Ashley at 5 p.m.
Park West, The Premium Saltines at 5:30 p.m.
Sullivan’s Island, Hoppers at 8 p.m.
mex1coastalcantina.com

Pink Cactus
$5 margaritas all day on Cinco de Mayo
pinkcactuschs.com