How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Altos Tequila Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo is holiday that is observed annually on May 5. Here’s how to join the celebrations with Altos Tequila.

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What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May is a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. A popular holiday in the United States, the day is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage particularly in areas populated by Mexican-Americans. In the 1960s, the Mexican-American community began raising awareness of Cinco de Mayo partly because they identified with the victory of indigenous Mexicans over European invaders during the Battle of Puebla. Today, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are adopted around the world with parades, parties, Mexican food and tequila cocktails.

Here are three Altos Tequila cocktail recipes to kick start the Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Altos Margarita Cocktail Recipe


  • 60ml Altos Tequila Plata
  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml agave syrup

Glassware: rocks glass or tin cup
Garnish: lime wheel


In a cocktail shaker, add lime juice, agave syrup and Altos Plata. Top with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a rocks glass or tin cup, top with ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Altos Paloma Cocktail Recipe


  • 60 ml Altos Tequila Plata or Reposado
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 15 ml agave syrup
  • 60 ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Glassware: salt rimmed tall glass
Garnish: grapefruit wedge


In a salt rimmed tall glass, build the drink starting with lemon juice, agave syrup and Altos Tequila Plata or Reposado. Give it a gentle stir. Add ice cubes and top with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Altos Bandera Cocktail Recipe

The Altos Bandera is a 3-sip cocktail with the colours of the Mexican flag.

Sip 1: 25ml lime juice + 5ml agave syrup
Sip 2: 30ml Altos Plata or Reposado
Sip 3: 30ml Sangrita

Sangrita Recipe
Makes 1 litre = 40 servings

750 ml tomato juice
100 ml lime juice
100 ml lemon juice
dash Tabasco
dash grenadine
2 pinches sea salt
2 pinches black pepper

To make the Sangrita, combine all the ingredients, stir and serve.

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Altos Tequila Cocktails

Since fiesta time shouldn’t be limited to one day, from 1 May to July 2017, you can visit these venues across Sydney and Melbourne and enjoy a selection of Altos Tequila cocktails.

In partnership with Pernod Ricard Australia.

Photo Credit: Supplied

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Altos Tequila Cocktails was last modified: May 4th, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.