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Weekend Cocktail: Toast to Mexican Independence Day

All week we’ve been counting down to Mexican Independence Day with our favorite healthy makeovers, traditional favorites and Mexican chefs. And with the weekend finally here, why not toast to the holiday with some of our favorite Mexican-inspired cocktails? From tequila-based margaritas kissed with bright lime, to mango nectar-infused drinks that bring to mind sunshine, here are five of our favorite cocktails with which to toast Mexican Independence Day – an event which signifies the bravery, spirit and pride of its people.

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An “Aztec Summer” cocktail is the perfect refreshing drink to the season’s warm days. (Photo/Tequila Don Julio)

Aztec Summer

Three variations on agave – sweet agave syrup, mezcal and tequila – are blended with cucumber and lime juice in this whimsical cocktail created. Get the recipe here.

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A mango-chile pepper margarita is at once savory and sweet. (Photo/Courtesy Casa Herradura )

Mango Margarita

Margaritas are considered one of the country’s national cocktails and in a refreshing variation of this classic, ripe mango is accented by spicy chile for a tequila-based margarita that’s absolutely delicious. Get the recipe here.

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Mixologist Antonio Gonzales has created a cocktail that reflects his Mexican-American heritage. (Photo/Courtesy Antonio Gonzales)

Thyme to Enjoy

Silver tequila comes alive with the kiss of citrus grapefruit and herbaceous notes of thyme, this tequila cocktail is refreshing with its unique blend of sweet and savory flavors. Get the recipe here.

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Tequila, hibiscus and orange juice is combined to create a beautiful tribute to Mexico’s culinary heritage. (Photo/Courtesy Junior Merino)

El Angel Cocktail

Celebrated mixologist Junior Merino’s tribute to Mexico features tequila, fragrant hibiscus flowers and fresh orange juice in cocktail that at once represents the bounty of flavors and products present within Mexico’s treasured cuisine. Get the recipe here.

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Feel like taking a trip to Mexico? This drink, with its luscious tropical flavors, is an instant getaway. (Photo/Courtesy Emilio Tiburcio)

Tropical Desire

Papaya, mango and lime liqueur is blended with agave and vodka for a cocktail that’s reminiscent of a vacation on Mexico’s sunny beaches. Get the recipe here.

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