Five Ritas To Get You In Sync with Cinco De Mayo

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the day the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla, City of Ate has decided to compile a short list of unusual margaritas that Dallas restaurants have to offer. Sure, we could of went the salsa route, but that doesn't involve alcohol, now does it? Not nearly as fun.

In today's list, we have an Asian-inspired rita, a jumbo brain freeze, and even one that will remind you of your good ol' college days with a jello shot. We do realize there are plenty of places that offer a twist on the traditional Mexican cocktail, but here are just a few suggestions for your viewing, and maybe later sipping, pleasure. No other way to celebrate a battle that was won 148 years ago than drinking liquor and using a sick day on Seis de Mayo.

RA Sushi's Strawberry Gingerita

The Strawberry Gingerita is made with Silver Tequila mixed with fresh strawberry flavors and hints of Elixir G Ginger puree. RA Sushi will be offering the specialty drink for $8 today.

Cyclone Anaya's Sauzarita

Sauzarita might not be an unusual one, but weighing in at 21 ounces it's pretty freaking big. The house margarita is also topped off with a shot of Sauza Hornitos Reposado. Normally the jumbo rita would be $14, but it's only $12 for Cinco de Mayo

La Duni's Margarita Tamarind

The Margarita Tamarind is a combination of Cazadores Silver, orange liquor, ginger syrup, tamarind puree, and lime juice. During happy hour the drink is $5 and the regular price is $9.75.

Monica's The Lizard

The Lizard can be found at the popular Deep Ellum restaurant Monica's Aca Y Alla. The concoction is made up of Tres Generations, Cointreau, lime juice and a tequila Jell-O shot and is $7.

Monica's Frankie's Martini-Rita

Another favorite at Monica's is the Frankie's Martini-Rita, which is made up of Don Julio Reposado, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and served in a martini glass. The mixture isn't as weird as the glassware it's served in. This one goes for $9.

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