Cinco De Mayo Colors: An Official Pantone Color Guide

Cinco De Mayo Colors: An Official Pantone Color Guide

Cinco De Mayo is more than just a big party – although a great excuse to fiesta is always welcome! For Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and people of Mexican heritage worldwide, Cinco De Mayo is a day of national pride, honor and triumph. This article will help you celebrate Cinco De Mayo in proper style!

Cinco De Mayo literally means “May 5th” in Spanish. It’s a celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory at the Battle of Puebla over the heavily-favored French Empire in 1862 – of course, the battle took place on May 5th. On that day, the French forces outnumbered Mexicans by double, but the Mexicans prevailed and established a sense of national pride and unity that had been lost in previous conflicts.

While not exactly an “Independence Day”, Cinco De Mayo is a celebration and recognition of Mexican pride, spirit, and bravery in the face of adversity. Outside Mexico, the holiday is used to promote Mexican culture, customs, food and music throughout the world, and is especially popular in the United States, Canada and Japan.

As you might expect, the colors closely associated with Cinco de Mayo are the official colors of the Mexican flag: red, white and green. But what are the official colors of the flag of Mexico?

Leave it to Design Your Lifestyle – color design aficionados that we are – to provide you with the answer!

Pantone, the world’s foremost authority of color design, has designated the official colors of many of the world’s flags, including Mexico’s. Through the use of the Pantone Color Matching System (CMS), there are uniform names and codes for virtually every color imaginable – including the three primary colors in the Mexican flag.

So when you celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, do it properly – and use these three Pantone shades of red, white and green for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Official Pantone Colors of Cinco de Mayo

Red (Pantone 186)

(Hex Value: C8102E)Cinco de Mayo Official Pantone Red

Green (Pantone 3425)

(Hex Value: 006341)

Cinco de Mayo Official Pantone Green

White

(Hex Value: FFFFFF)Cinco de Mayo Official Pantone White

Our Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

Design Your Cinco De Mayo Cocktail Recipes

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner! This May 5th, Cinco De Mayo will once again be observed as a celebration of freedom, democracy, and Mexican heritage and pride.

No matter what your home bar looks like, we’re here to help you get your Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipe list in order! Whether your home bar is a world-class stunner (like when Peter Salerno Inc. turned a ’59 Corvette into the most amazing bar in the world), or a more humble affair, Cinco De Mayo is the perfect time get behind your custom bar (built by Peter Salerno, of course!) and wow your guests with an assortment of amazing Cinco De Mayo drink recipes.

Here are Peter Salerno's favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)
Here are our favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)

Every year, we check out Delish for their updated list of Cinco de Mayo drink recipes – specifically their outstanding collection of updated margarita recipes. From the Bulldog Margarita (you MUST try this if you’re a fan of citrus) to their Perfect Cuervo Margarita, consider this your go-to margarita recipe source for this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration!

So let’s check out some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes, courtesy of our friends at Delish.

Design Your Lifestyle’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

All drink recipes courtesy of Delish.

Bulldog Margarita (our latest favorite!)

Ingredients

  • 4 c. ice
  • 2/3 c. lime juice
  • 1 c. tequila
  • 1/4 c. Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • Coarse salt, for rim
  • 4 Coronitas (7 oz. each)
  • Skewers topped with sliced citrus, for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine ice, lime juice, tequila, Cointreau and sugar in a blender, pulsing to combine.
  2. Place salt on a shallow plate. Dip the rim of each glass in lime juice or water, then in the salt.
  3. Fill each glass with margarita mixture. Pop the caps off of the Coronita bottles, then flip each one upside-down into the margarita glass. (A little beer will empty into the cup, but once the neck of the bottle has sunk into the frozen margarita, it will stop pouring out.)
  4. Garnish each with a fruit skewer and serve.

La Paloma Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Don Julio Reposado Tequila
  • 4 oz. grapefruit soda
  • 1 wedge lime

Directions

  1. Add Don Julio Reposado Tequila and grapefruit soda in salt-rimmed, ice-filled highball glass.
  2. Garnish with lime wedge.

Perfect Cuervo Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Especial
  • 3 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1 wedge(s) lime
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt

Directions

  1. Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with half a lime.
  2. Dip into salt to coat.
  3. In a shaker with ice, add José Cuervo Especial and José Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix.
  4. Shake vigorously.
  5. Strain into the margarita glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients

  • Coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/2 cup(s) peeled, finely diced cucumber, plus a cucumber slice for garnish
  • 4 slice(s) (or up to 6 slices; thin) jalapeño, with seeds
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro sprigs
  • 3/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 teaspoons) light agave nectar
  • 2 ounce(s) (1/4 cup) 100-percent blue agave silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce(s) (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec

Directions

  1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with lime wedge and invert glass into salt to coat rim.
  2. Combine cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and agave nectar in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or pestle, gently muddle mixture.
  3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake well until shaker is frosty and cold.
  4. Fill prepared glass with ice. Strain margarita into it and garnish with the cucumber slice.

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Peter Salerno’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipe: Tres Agaves Margarita

Peter Salerno’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipe: Tres Agaves Margarita

Learn How to Make 2015’s Best Cinco De Mayo Margarita Recipe

It’s no secret that Peter Salerno’s favorite online recipe source is Epicurious (it’s been featured so many times on our blog, we’ve lost count!). So when it came time to find the very best 2015 Cinco De Mayo margarita recipe, Epicurious had the answer – of course!

Tres Agaves Margarita recipe, courtesy Epicurious and Tres. (photo: Rachel Sale)
Tres Agaves Margarita recipe, courtesy Epicurious and Tres. (photo: Rachel Sale)

The Tres Agaves Margarita blends the classic tequila taste of a margarita with the sweet-and-sour blend of fresh lime and agave nectar. (Agave nectar, also called agave syrup, is produced from several types of agave plants, including the blue agave. Don’t be fooled, though – agave nectar is actually sweeter than honey!)

The recipe comes to us through Epicurious from Tres, an outstanding restaurant in San Francisco, and this is their house specialty blend of margarita. Served in an old-fashioned or rocks glass as opposed to a margarita or martini glass, this margarita is shorter in size but much, much longer in memorable flavor. And don’t worry – it packs all the punch you want! (It’s no wonder it currently has a perfect 4 fork rating on Epicurious!)

It is hotly debated when the margarita originated, but no one questions where the margarita is from – it’s as authentically Mexican as Cinco de Mayo itself.

Did you know? Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day (Sept. 16th), but rather a celebration of the day the Mexican Army defeated the heavily-favored French in the Battle of Puebla.

Enjoy this outstanding Cinco de Mayo drink recipe for the Tres Agaves Margarita. Thanks to Epicurious and Tres, Peter Salerno’s 2015 Cinco de Mayo just got much more delicious!

Cinco De Mayo Margarita Recipe: Tres Agaves Margarita (courtesy Epicurious):

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 water
  • 2 ounces tequila made from 100 percent agave, such as Patron, Don Julio, and Corazón
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Preparation

In glass or small bowl, combine agave nectar and water, and stir until combined. In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, agave nectar mixture, and lime juice. Shake vigorously, then strain into old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Best Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

Our Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

As Man Cave Month at Peter Salerno Inc. comes to a close, Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner! This May 5th, Cinco De Mayo will be observed as a celebration of freedom, democracy, and Mexican heritage and pride.

Now that Peter Salerno Inc. has shown you how we turned a ’59 Corvette into the most amazing bar in the world, and how to set up your man cave to be the envy of your friends, it’s time to put them to good use. Cinco De Mayo is the perfect time get behind your custom bar (built by Peter Salerno, of course!) and wow your guests with an assortment of amazing Cinco De Mayo drink recipes.

Want your very own custom bar or man cave? Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with Peter Salerno Inc. today!

Here are Peter Salerno's favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)
Here are Peter Salerno’s favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)

So let’s check out some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes, courtesy of our friends at Delish.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drinks

All drink recipes courtesy of Delish.

Perfect Cuervo Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Especial
  • 3 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1 wedge(s) lime
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt

Directions

  1. Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with half a lime.
  2. Dip into salt to coat.
  3. In a shaker with ice, add José Cuervo Especial and José Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix.
  4. Shake vigorously.
  5. Strain into the margarita glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sauza Tequila Strawberry Sparklers

Ingredients

  • 6 (parts) Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 (parts) DeKuyper® Strawberry Liquor
  • 1 bottle(s) rosé Champagne, chilled
  • 4 (parts) limeade
  • 1 pint(s) strawberries
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 wedged lime

Directions

  1. Wash, stem, quarter, and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead).
  2. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim (if desired). Repeat until all glasses are prepared. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of each prepared flute. Open Champagne and pour glasses approximately 2/3 of the way full.
  3. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liquor. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top each glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients

  • Coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/2 cup(s) peeled, finely diced cucumber, plus a cucumber slice for garnish
  • 4 slice(s) (or up to 6 slices; thin) jalapeño, with seeds
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro sprigs
  • 3/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 teaspoons) light agave nectar
  • 2 ounce(s) (1/4 cup) 100-percent blue agave silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce(s) (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec

Directions

  1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with lime wedge and invert glass into salt to coat rim.
  2. Combine cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and agave nectar in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or pestle, gently muddle mixture.
  3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake well until shaker is frosty and cold.
  4. Fill prepared glass with ice. Strain margarita into it and garnish with the cucumber slice.