Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Refreshing Cocktails

View of cocktail with jalapeno and lime flavors aboard Holland America Line cruise.

Don’t let Cinco de Mayo cruise by you without trying one of our refreshing cocktails. Whether you love the tangy flavor of lime or savor the spicy taste of jalapenos, grab some friends and have a toast after making these Holland America Line cocktail recipes.

Jalapeño Jamboree Margarita


  • 1.5 ounce 1800 Tequila
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Mango Jalapeño Agave Syrup (¼  Chopped Jalapeño Pepper (deseeded), 1 ounce Mango Puree Mix, 1 ounce Agave Syrup, ½ scoop of ice)
  • Lime Wedge for garnish


  • Prepare the Mango Jalapeño Agave Syrup by blending syrup ingredients and then double strain into a syrup container.
  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with jalapeño slices and lime wedge.
View of pink-colored cocktail with lime garnish.

El Diablo Cocktail


  • 1 ounce Patron Reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 ounces Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wedge for garnish


  • Add the tequila, Chambord and lime juice into a shaker with ice. Shake well.
  • Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer.
  • Use lime wedge for garnish with a split peel folded back.

What are some of your favorite cocktails on Holland America Line cruises? Is there a particular cocktail recipe you would like us to share on the blog in the future? Share in the comments below.


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