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