Essential Cinco De Mayo Recipes

We've always loved the jubilant nature of Cinco de Mayo. Beyond the historical significance of the holiday (for those that don't know, it's the the day that the Mexican army defeated the French forces of Napoleon III), we just love an excuse to celebrate! Since modern celebrations of Cinco de Mayo include some of our favorite things—margaritas and guacamole—it's become tradition for us to honor the day in some way.

Our go-to Cinco De Mayo recipes include clean Guacamole and our low-sugar, take on the traditional Margarita (aptly named the Grayson) discover our favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes below.

First up, our clean Guacamole recipe is a must-have for any Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Made with fresh avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a hint of lime juice, this classic dip bursts with flavor and is surprisingly simple to prepare. Whether you're hosting a party or enjoying a cozy night in, this guacamole is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it's packed with healthy fats and nutrients, making it a guilt-free indulgence that you can enjoy all day long.

Of course, no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without a refreshing margarita in hand. While traditional margaritas are often laden with sugar, we've put our own spin on this beloved cocktail with our low-sugar Grayson Margarita. Made with top-quality tequila, fresh lime juice, a splash of orange liqueur, and a touch of agave syrup, this cocktail strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. Served over ice with a salted rim, it's the ultimate thirst-quencher for warm spring days and lively gatherings.

As you prepare to celebrate with our Cinco de Mayo recipes this year, consider incorporating these irresistible recipes into your festivities. Whether you're sharing a meal with loved ones or enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, these dishes capture the essence of Mexican cuisine and the spirit of celebration. So, gather your ingredients, raise a glass to history and culture, and let the flavors of Cinco de Mayo transport you to a world of joy and culinary delight. Cheers to a memorable and delicious celebration!

The GDV Guacamole & Margarita Cinco De Mayo Recipes

chips + guac


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 lime, juiced*
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tbsp of Sardel Olive Oil
  • 1/4 small red onion, diced
  • Black Lava Salt, to taste*
  • Black pepper, to taste*
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • *add more to taste if desired


Halve + scoop out avocados in bowl. Mash with a fork until creamy.

Add lime juice, onions, salt, pepper, cumin, tomatoes + coriander. Mix together until the desired consistency (we like ours a little artisanal + chunky).

Optional: Add additional diced tomatoes & fresh cilantro to garnish.

Your Guacamole is ready to serve!

The Grayson

chips + guac


  • 2 oz pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed is preferred)

  • 1 oz lime juice* (1 lime)

  • 1 oz tequila of your choice (we love Casamigos Blanco)

  • Optional: 1/2 slice of lime for garnish

  • Optional: Black Lava Salt for rim.


Salt the rim of the glass using black lava salt. 

Juice 1 grapefruit + 1 lime.

Combine in shaker with tequila + ice.

Shake for 15 seconds.

Strain into glass.

Add a slice of lime to garnish (optional)

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