5 delicious tequila drinks -- that go beyond the margarita! -- you’ll want to pour yourself today


In case you hadn’t gotten the memo, Wednesday is Cinco de Mayo. It seems fitting to celebrate the “holiday” with a tequila drink, doesn’t it?

Before you shudder at the word “tequila,” know there are plenty of ways to drink it besides shooting it. And if we have one ultimate suggestion before you start pouring your drinks: Don’t just reach for the cheap stuff when you’re making your tequila purchase. If there’s anything that drinking tequila has taught us, it’s that those bottles can often lead to the day-after headaches (oh, and drinking too much of it factors in, too).

As much as we love margaritas, we just appreciate tequila in general, so we thought it would be fun to try some new tequila cocktails.

Without further ado:

1. FIG’s Watermelon Mary

The weather is slowly starting to warm up, so naturally, we had to choose this cocktail. A lighter take on a Bloody Mary from FIG Restaurant in Santa Monica, California, this one is perfect for any summertime brunch (or before -- no one’s watching).

For the juice:

  • 1 cup cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced

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