Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With a Twist on the Traditional Margarita

By: Amber Ogden | May 4, 2018
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Cinco De Mayo is such a celebratory day in the Metro Detroit area, especially with the cultural connection that Southwest Detroit has on some of us. Let’s have a small history lesson; why do we celebrate Cinco De Mayo? Many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, but in reality, it commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in 1862.  So, how do we celebrate? With good food and drinks which includes margaritas of course! This year, step outside the traditional margarita recipe of tequila and a salted rim. Why not try one of these 5 places where you can celebrate a traditional holiday with a twist on a traditional drink.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse (Livonia)

This Cinco De Mayo, splurge a little bit. Ok, ok splurge a LOT. Enjoy the festivities with an upscale twist and get yourself a  $100 special margarita at the Livonia and Birmingham location. Customers can enjoy this specially made drink at dinner or they can also take home this same drink in a Baccarat Crystal. What else makes this margarita special is the ingredients.


  • Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema
  • Grand Marnier Centenaire
  • Garnish with caramelized lime wheel

Taqueria Mi Pueblo (Detroit)

Grab some delicious tostadas that are on special and pair them with the  Paloma Noble Margarita. Which contains pure and organic tequila.

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  • Tequila Casa Noble Crystal
  • Squirt
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt

5th Tavern (Bloomfield Hills)

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with $4 margaritas! Pair it with a Cinco Wet Burrito among other all day specials. The price point makes this traditional drink very special.


  • Tequila
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt

Gold Cash Gold (Detroit)

With the weather heating up, grab a refreshing slushy margarita with watermelon flavor. Nothing says summer is on it’s way better than a slushy drink on a warm day.


  • Sugar
  • Lime wedge
  • Watermelon
  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec

Union Street Saloon (Detroit)

If you want to spice things up in a different way, grab a 3 Chiles Margarita.  This drink is specifically for those that like some heat with their tequila. Add sweet heat with fresh jalapeño, habanero and serrano peppers to your Cinco De Mayo festivities.  


  • Tres Chiles Liqueur
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Tequila
  • Triple sec

Remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead with a designated driver or take advantage of one of these local designated driving services.