Drink Up for Cinco de Mayo
May 4, 2011

Drink Up for Cinco de Mayo

Published in The Washington Post Express.

On May 5, 1862, a small army of Mexicans unexpectedly defeated a sizable French force sent by Napoleon III. Celebrate that victory — now better known as Cinco de Mayo — with these new margaritas.

J&G Steakhouse’s ginger-infused margarita is shaken (like Napoleon’s ambition) and garnished with crystallized ginger.

» 515 15th St. NW; 202-661-2440; jgsteakhousewashingtondc.com.

Casa Oaxaca’s classic margaritas with tequila and lime also come in mango, passion fruit and peach.

» 2106 18th St. NW; 202-387-2272; oaxacaindc.com.

Hill Country’s alarmingly good Kruez Margarita is topped with a fiery Serrano pepper.

» 410 7th St. NW; 202-556-2050; hillcountrywdc.com.

Masa 14’s five offerings (including the dried cherry-infused “Cherry Smash,” below) aren’t necessarily new — but for $5 each (from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.), we’ll drink to the old.

» 1825 14th St. NW; 202-328-1414; masa14.com.

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