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The Other Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Posted: 04/29/11 12:48 PM ET

On Cinco de Mayo, there are three things you are pretty much guaranteed: tequila shots, mariachis and Margaritas. We have nothing against this holy trinity, but we want you to seriously consider shaking up your holiday traditions a bit this year.

So we picked out seven other great agave-based cocktails that aren't Margaritas for you to try.

Now as for mariachis, there is no substitute for the real thing.

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This tequila-and-grapefruit-soda concoction is perfect for a crowd, because you don't use a shaker. The secret to our recipe, from talented bartender and advisor Aisha Sharpe, is a little pinch of salt.

View recipe: Paloma
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