Mexican-Inspired Summer Entertaining Essentials

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.

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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.