Prickly Pear Margarita
This legendary margarita comes from bartender Ruben Bernal at Las Carnarias restaurant in San Antonio. André Baranowski

With Cinco de Mayo this weekend, we’re already busy chopping cilantro and chiles and prepping our favorite salsas and guacamoles to serve with big bowls of freshly-fried, salty tortilla chips. But when it comes to the drinks menu, we’ve got too many favorite Mexican-inspired cocktails to serve just one. From a classic frozen margarita, to the Chico — a blackberry liqueur and tequila cocktail popular in Texas/Mexico border towns in the 1950s — to the refreshing combination of sweet and tart that is the grapefruit-based Paloma, these 14 party-perfect drinks keep the celebration going.

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