Mexican-Inspired Summer Entertaining Essentials

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Raise your hand if you love a brightly-colored fiesta complete with delicious cocktails! Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse for hosting an impromptu get-together, all you need is a good cocktail recipe, chips and guacamole, and some comfortable, outdoor-friendly rugs and pillows. Pick up a few of these essentials—and try this delicious alternative to the margarita—we guarantee you’ll continue to enjoy them all summer.

Photo: @thelittlemarket and @beijosevents

Elizabeth Pillow

$165

Jadetribe

Taco Rack

$15

Sur la Table

Multi Colored Mexico City Striped Serape

$65

Shop Latitude

Potted Large Agave Succulent

$50

Pottery Barn

Floral Round Platter

$58

The Little Market

Del Mar Margarita Glass

$10

Crate & Barrel

Molcajete

$25

Sur la Table

Cantina Stripe Napkin

$6

Crate & Barrel

Recycled Glass Drink Dispenser + Stand

$59

West Elm

Crosby Lanterns

$100

Crate & Barrel

Outdoor Square Sulfur Pouf

$249

Crate & Barrel

Fleetwood Dress

$191

Christophe Sauvat

What To Wear

Joven Mezcal

$70

El Silencio

What to Serve

Instead of the typical margarita, why not serve a Mezcal cocktail instead? Mezcal is the smokey version of Tequila and is rapidly becoming the It-beverage on the mixology scene. El Silencio Mezcal is one of the best artisanal brands and a great option for those new to the beverage (plus the absence of sulfates means you won't feel any residual effects the morning after—hooray). Try more great recipes here and here.