Yes it sucks that Cinco De Mayo lands on a Monday this year but do you really care? Make Monday a half day, or start practicing your fake cough now so you’re not that obvious when you call out Sunday evening. Now that we got that out of the way, where will you celebrate? Don’t know yet? Well that’s what i'm here for, lets run down some spots in the city (NYC) where May 5th will be on one, two and three, with good food and even better drinks.
TGI Fridays will be featuring Horny ‘Ritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, and will continue to offer $5 Horny ‘Ritas throughout May to keep the party going all month long. Horny ‘Rita – A tasty drink to celebrate not just one day but year-round, 3 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila, 1 part Margarita Mix, Shaken and strained over ice and garnish with a salted rim and fresh lime.
The Stanton Social is known for it's multi-ethnic cuisine and offers great options to kick it up a notch on Cinco de Mayo.
Menu Items: Barbacoa Tacos (braised goat, cactus-tomato salsa, queso fresco), Red Snapper Tacos, Crispy Barrio-Style Chicken Taquitos, Pork Belly Soft Tacos; Cocktail Menu: Blood Orange-Jalapeño Margarita (jalapeño-infused Milagro Reposado, blood orange juice, fresh lime, Cointreau)
Beauty & Essex embraces the Spanish/Tapas styles of food, so there is no better place to celebrate with friends! Their modern spin on classic Spanish fare and fresh, specialty cocktails will truly keep the night festive!
Menu Items: Chile Relleno Empanadas, Braised Chicken Tamales, Lobster Tacos; Cocktail Menu: O.D.B. “Old Dirty Bramble” (Don Julio Reposado tequila, smoked blackberries, honey, ginger juice, lemon), Beauty & The Beet (jalapeno infused Milagro Barrel Select silver tequila, lime, beet juice, white peach, celery bitters)
Hard Rock Cafe has put a unique spin on this delicious cocktail with the NEW Aero Mexico Flight. Aero Mexico Flight uses 3 mini dessert glasses to create separate margaritas in each, 2 oz Avion Silver Tequila, ¾ oz Cointreau Orange Liquer, 3 oz HRC Margarita Mix. Float Monin syrup: one flavor added to each dessert glass, #1 – ½ oz Monin Habenero Lime, #2 – ½ oz Blue Curucao, #3 – ½ oz Monion Desert Pear and garnish each glass with salt rim and a lime wedge.
The Aero Mexico Flight also allows guests to customize their order by using three separate glasses in one serving!
In addition, Hard Rock Cafe is spicing up their burger offerings with the NEW Fiesta Burger featuring a toasted brioche bun layered with roasted jalapeño salsa, melted Jack cheese, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato.
W New York – Downtown could send you all the way to W Mexico City. On Monday, May 5th, W New York – Downtown will be serving the Vendado (Spanish for blindfold and a signature drink from W Mexico City) with a miniature Piñata all night long. One lucky guest will find a two night stay certificate for W Mexico City inside their piñata. Vendado -- $12 1.5 ounces of Mezcal, 0.75 ounces of Lime Juice, 0.5 pieces of Kiwi, 6 leaves of Peppermint, 2 spoons of Sugar and 2 pieces of Raspberries.
Sidebar’s Yuzu & Lime Margarita on | 115 E 15th St. | NYC. Drawing inspiration from the Far East, this Margarita combines the beautiful citrus flavors of the Asian Yuzu & Mexican Lime. Gracefully combined with an aged Tequila and splash of Triple Sec, served with a salted rim & chilled "on the rocks," it’s the perfect “Cinco de Mayo” cocktail for those warm May days! For details, visit www.sidebarny.com
Tres Carnes’ White Peach Sangria on | 688 6th Ave. | NYC. Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta wouldn’t be complete without Tres Carnes’ New White Peach Sangria & Signature 16-hour Smoked Brisket Tacos! Using local NJ/NY White Peaches and Wine, Chef Sasha Shor has concocted this refreshing Summer Sangria, available for a limited time. For details and locations, visit www.trescarnes.com
Rusty Mackerel’s tantalizing vegan take on a white Russian, The Wero, blends Café Patron, Patron Blanco and Mexican horchata (rice milk) with a dash of cinnamon sure to awaken your celebratory senses. Located at 209 Pinehurst Avenue in the epicenter of Washington Heights, For more information, please call 212.928.4888 or visit www.rustymackerelny.com.
Haru’s infamous Patron Green Tea Margarita, a menu staple, mixes the classic Cinco concoction with Patron Reposado tequila, tripe sec, sour mix, lime juice and Zen Green Tea Liqueur for a subtle twist on the margarita’s time-honored. For more information, please visit www.harusushi.com.
Bar54 Join Partida Tequila to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Bar54 at the Times Square Hyatt with specialty drinks served Friday, May 2nd through Monday, May 5th! Enjoy delicious Partida cocktails at a special price of $19 at the new rooftop, opened earlier this year by famed mixologist Julie Reiner of Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club. Cocktail specials include the Partida Margarita, Improved Tequila Cocktail, Santana's Sour, La Rosa and more. Bar54 at the Times Square Hyatt is located at 135 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For more information about the location, please visit http://timessquare.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/lounge.html. For details about award-winning Partida Tequila, please visit http://www.partidatequila.com/.
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