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Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, but don’t let that deter you from concocting some serious cocktails to celebrate the occasion. I mean, you still have Friday and Saturday to raise a glass or three. So, break out the tequila, jalapeno peppers and Tabasco sauce for some spicy drinks that are perfect for those that love a little kick.

Skinny & Hot Margarita

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1 part quality anejo tequila (for smoother taste)
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
1-3 slices jalapeno chile (depending on your taste)
splash of pineapple juice
Polar Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients except the Polar Seltzer. Shake vigorously. Pour over crushed ice. Include all the jalapeno if you want extra heat. Top with Seltzer and gently stir.

Mexican Lemonade


1 cup honey
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 jalapeno chile, sliced into 1-2-inch pieces with seeds removed
lemon-flavored vodka
Polar Lemon Seltzer


In a blender, combine honey, lemon juice. Pulse to combine. Then, add jalapenos and let seep in refrigerator for 1-3 hours (the longer the stronger the heat). When sufficiently “hot” add 3 parts lemonade and 1 part vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over ice, then top with Lemon Seltzer. Garnish with lemon wedge if the peppers are too much for you and your guests.

Michelada Modern

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails at HGTV's Design Happens Blog


Mexican pilsner-style beer
Lime Polar Seltzer
juice from 1 lime
Chipotle Tabasco sauce


Into a double old-fashioned glass filled with ice, add lime juice, a dash of Tabasco and light splash of tequila. Then, fill glass with equal parts of ice-cold beer and Lime Polar Seltzer. Garnish with a lime twist.

Photos and recipes courtesy of Polar Seltzer

7 Responses

  1. Lili_HGTV says:

    I need that Skinny & Hot Margarita STAT.

  2. Jams says:

    Celebrate 4 mothers , my mother, my aunt, my sisters and my sister in laws mother all in my home for morning juice and muffins to awake, church then a barbecue ,luncheon on patio then a walk in local area that has shops , fountains, trees and back home for gelato and wafers for dessert and of course a girl movie. I don't have children and its a way I can celebrate their blessings and success. God continue to bless all mothers worldwide.

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Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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