Cinco De Mayo Cocktails (Festive drinks for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in style.): Cinco de Mayo Drinks What is Cinco de Mayo? Good question. It’s a day that commemorates the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican forces achieved a significant victory over the French, despite being outnumbered two-to-one. So it’s a pretty historic day. But for most, it’s also a great excuse to throw back a few Margaritas . Of course, Mexico’s contribution to our collective drinking scene doesn’t end with the Margarita, as evidenced by all the delicious recipes you see here. Each employs tequila, mezcal, or another Mexican spirit alongside a handful of other ingredients, to make your Cinco de Mayo celebrations especially festive—whether you’re hitting the town or hosting at home.