Cinco de Mayo is a special day. It's a reminder of Mexican democracy and freedom — things that we've all come to celebrate with copious amounts of tequila. But, this year, we were in the market for a change-up. And, we're not just talking about adjusting our recipes for the crazy lime shortage
. We wanted fresh ingredients and an even fresher take on the classic margarita. So, we hit up two of the best bartenders in New York City for ideas. Chris Marshall, who mixes "prescriptions" at Apotheke
, gave us two perfect tequila-infused drinks. And, Chris Scansaroli of Pulqueria
gave us three new ways to make our margs. Ahead, five (yes, cinco) Cinco de Mayo drink recipes that are just what the doctor ordered — "fresh to death" is an understatement.
Illustrated by Sydney Hass