Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes: Michelada and Agua Fresca!

Fiesta Sustainably with Pirani

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and we are ready for some fun in the sun. Last year we shared our favorite Cinco de Mayo Margarita recipes, so this year we decided to switch it up and share a couple unique favorites. Although Cinco de Mayo is more commonly celebrated in the States than in Mexico, it’s still a great time to learn more about Mexican culture and try making something new!

And, of course, while enjoying these festivities, it's great to consider sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint. That's where Pirani comes in! With our reusable cups, you can #PartySustainably while enjoying your favorite Cinco de Mayo drinks. Whether you’re going down to the beach for the day, enjoying a sunset stroll in your neighborhood or just hanging on the back porch with a drink and snacks, using Pirani ensures you’re doing it sustainably. And after you’re done, stack ‘em up and throw ‘em right in the dishwasher!


First up, we have the Michelada, a beloved Mexican beer-based cocktail with a refreshing twist. There are quite a few variations to this classic drink, but here’s the one we love: 

Keep your drinks cold for hours in a 16oz or 26oz insulated stackable Pirani while you enjoy the sun!

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

Michelada Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipe


  • 1 Mexican lager beer
  • Tomato juice or Clamato
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce (like Tabasco)
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash of soy sauce
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Tajin seasoning (for the rim)
  • Ice

*Double this recipe for a 26oz. Pirani!


1. Rim the edge of your Pirani cup with Tajin seasoning by rubbing the lime wedge around the rim, then dipping it into the Tajin.

2. Fill the cup with ice.

3. Squeeze the lime wedge into the cup.

4. Add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce.

5. Fill the cup halfway with tomato juice or Clamato.

6. Top it off with your favorite Mexican lager beer.

7. Stir gently to combine.

8. Garnish with a lime wedge or celery stalk, if desired.

9. ¡Salud!

Watermelon Agua Fresca Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipe
Watermelon Agua Fresca (Non-Alcoholic)

For a non-alcoholic drink, try this Watermelon Agua Fresca. Agua Fresca can be made with a variety of different fruits. They’re super popular in Mexico where you can buy them from stands on the street or in the local plazas. It's pretty easy to make and perfect for keeping you refreshed on a warm day!

Check out a video of this recipe HERE!

PREP TIME: 5 minutes


  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

*This recipe is perfect for a 26oz. Pirani!


1. In a blender, combine the cubed watermelon, lime juice, and honey or agave syrup.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. If drink is too thick, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher to remove any pulp.

4. Fill your Pirani cup with ice.

5. Pour the agua fresca over the ice.

6. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.

7. Enjoy!

How To #PartySustainably for Cinco de Mayo

To make your festivities even more sustainable, try using organic and locally grown ingredients for your Cinco de Mayo drink recipes. Choosing organic produce supports environmentally friendly farming practices and reduces the carbon footprint from transportation. 

And, of course, remember to sip sustainably with Pirani tumblers! Our reusable cups are made from sustainable materials like kitchen grade quality stainless steel that is built to last. But it goes even further than our important mission of reducing single-use plastic waste. When you make a purchase from Pirani, you’re also supporting the environmental causes we donate to through our membership with 1% for the Planet.  By choosing Pirani, you're not only enjoying your favorite drinks but also making a positive impact on the environment. 

So, whether you're raising a Michelada or a Watermelon Agua Fresca, do it in style with Pirani cups. Let's toast to sustainability and celebrate Cinco de Mayo responsibly!