Cinco De Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It is celebrated to honor the Mexican culture and heritage. This holiday is widely recognized in the United States, especially in areas that have large populations of Mexican-Americans. If you're planning on celebrating, take some time to look more into the history and culture to fully appreciate it.

Here are eight new margaritas to make your Cinco de Mayo even more spirited.

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Nice and easy

1. The Classic Margarita

This margarita is sure to be successful with any dish you're having on Cinco de Mayo. Take your tequila of choice, add some triple sec and lime, rim the glass with salt, and you're done! If you're trying to save a little cash or don't have access to fresh limes, bottled lime juice would work as well.

2. Cranberry Margarita

If you're like me and your go-to drink is a cranberry vodka, trying out this margarita may just be up your alley.

Simply just switch out vodka for tequila. You can also add lime juice and salt or sugar depending on how sweet you want your drink to be. Make it real fancy by adding some fresh cranberries or limes for garnish.

3. Blueberry Basil Margarita

Combine one cup of blueberries and 1/4 cup of sugar in a bowl. Use either a muddler or potato masher to mash the blueberries. After, you can strain this if you just want the juice, or you can use the full mixture if you don't mind some fruit pieces in your drink.

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Combine one can of frozen limeade with water (just follow the directions on the can), and then add the blueberry juice and two cups of tequila. Crumble or rip apart basil leaves and add this to the drink to help release the basil flavor.

4. Pineapple Margarita

Tequila + triple sec + simple syrup + pineapple = the perfect pineapple margarita. You can make this with fresh or frozen pineapple, depending on the consistency you're looking for. Or, if you want to try something new, grill the pineapple before you blend it with the other ingredients. Adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract can also help sweeten this up a bit.

More skill, more spirits

5. Coconut Creamsicle Margarita

The cocoonut creamsicle margarita requires a few more ingredients than the others, but they're not Hard To Find. You need 1.5 ounces of silver tequila, two ounces of grand mariner, two ounces of orange juice, and one ounce of simple syrup, lime juice, coconut water, and canned light coconut milk. Feel free to add some shredded coconut for the rim and sliced oranges or limes for garnish. You can stick the coconut to the glass with some honey or agave.

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6. Chocolate Margarita

What's better than alcohol and chocolate? You'll need 1.5 ounces of tequila, one ounce of Godiva liqueur, 3/4 ounce cream, one tablespoon of Hershey's syrup, and two ounces of orange juice. It's best to serve this drink cold. Feel free to use some Oreo's to rim the glass or for garnish.

7. Sunburned Strawberry Margarita

First you're going to have to make a strawberry syrup. Combine four cups of cut strawberries, half a cup of sugar, half a cup of water, and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently.

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Once it starts to boil, remove from the heat and let the mixture cool, then strain it to get the syrup. Use the remaining pulp to create a puree. Combine the syrup, puree, ice, lime juice, tequila, and a few jalepeño slices, and enjoy!

8. Frozen Cotton candy Margarita

This is definitely a seasonal drink and it may be hard to find the key ingredient, but it's so worth it. You obviously need tequila, ice, and lime juice. The secret ingredient to this sweet drink? Cotton candy grapes. That's right, grapes that taste like your favorite sugary fair food. Blend all this together for a margarita specialty.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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