List of events and specials offered for Cinco de Mayo 2016.
Social media personality and international model Jessa Hinton will host T&T’s “Sexy de Mayo Très” fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Hinton is best known for roles in Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” as well as the popular drama series “Baywatch.” While at T&T, Hinton will walk the red carpet before mingling with fans throughout the evening.
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Summerlin is throwing its first Cinco de Mayo fiesta with all-day entertainment and tequila shot specials. Mariachis will provide traditional entertainment from noon to 6 p.m., and a blues-rock band will heat up the cantina dance floor from 9:30 p.m. until closing. A party tent, located adjacent to the restaurant, will feature drink specials and a DJ from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Pink Taco at the Hard Rock hotel-casino is hosting its Pinko de Mayo Fiesta starting at 6 p.m. The event features street-cart tacos, drink specials adult snow cones, pinatas stuffed with candy and prizes, a Don Julio Blanco Tequila ice luge, beachside games like cornhole and beer pong, music from a DJ and mariachis, and more. Guests can also participate in taco eating contests throughout the night - the first person to finish 25 tacos wins a free Pink Taco t-shirt and gift certificate.
Drink specials include a bucket of Dos Equis for $10 and Casa Noble tequila shots for $3. The restaurant also offers The Mexican Pizza, topped with Wisconsin cheddar, serrano peppers, caramelized onions, chorizo, Cholula Hot Sauce, fried eggs and refried beans.
THE PLAZA HOTEL-CASINO
Guests will be greeted under the dome with a DJ and festive decor, including an eight foot tall pinata that will be popped at 6 p.m. The dome will also have life size Fiesta Couple cutouts and Pin the Tail on the Burro for guests 21 and over. Zaba's Mexican Grill, Beer Garden, and Oscar's steakhouse will all have food and cocktail specials. Live entertainment will be available throughout the plaza from May 5 until May 7.
PBR ROCK BAR & GRILL
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, PBR Rock Bar will be serving $5 Coronas and Casa Nobles tequila drinks.
RI RA LAS VEGAS AT MANDALAY BAY
Rí Rá celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a special menu complete with Bean and Cheese Sopes ($9.95), Beef Nachos ($11.95), Pork Posole ($10.95), Beef Tostadas ($13.95) and Chicken Enchiladas ($15.95).
SOURDOUGH CAFE AT ARIZONA CHARLIE'S DECATUR
Sourdough Café’s Cinco de Mayo special includes three beef or chicken street tacos served with rice and beans, a cheese quesadilla, chips and salsa and delectable churros for desert. Diners can enjoy Sourdough Café’s Cinco de Mayo special for $11.99 with an ace | PLAY card and $13.33 for non-members.
STK inside The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas will be mixing up the Picante Passion all month long with tequila, red chili pepper and watermelon with a Tajin spiced rim for $18. The cocktail will be served alongside a complimentary shot of tequila.
The Mexican restaurant at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will feature live Latin music, a complementary shot of Cazadores tequila for each diner and two-for-one Roca Patron margaritas.
TREVI Italian Restaurant located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has a great tequila cocktail made with Sweet Heat Tequila, Crabbie's Ginger Beer and a fresh squeezed lime wedge. The restaurant also offers an Italian twist on the Hispanic holiday with happy hour specials from 2-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. Happy hour includes $6 appetizers including fried calamari, homemade meatballs, eggplant crips and more, plus additional drink specials at the bar.
Rather celebrate the holiday with your own cocktail? Here are a few recipes you can try:
The Mad Botanist
Kourtney Wenke, ButaPub
•1 oz Soltado Tequila
•3/4 oz Fernet
•1/2 oz green chartreuse
•1/2 oz lime juice
•1/4 oz agave syrup
•Garnish lemon peel
Shake all with ice, strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish.
Weekend in Malibu
Rob Bennett, Blu Wolf Bistro
•1.5 oz Soltado Tequila
•.5 oz Triple Sec
•2 Muddled Strawberries
•3 oz House made sour mix
•Lime + Strawberry Garnish
Muddle strawberries with the tequila unless quite macerated. Add ice, margarita mix, and shake hard, until frothy. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and strawberry slice.
The Russian's Cat
James Black, Nox Cocktail Lounge
•3 oz Soltado Tequila
•1 oz Solerno Blood Orange
•.50 oz Citrónge Lime Liqueur
•2 Dashes Fee Brothers Lemon Bitters
•Optional: Pinch Alder Smoked Salt
Shake all ingredients, strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a pinch of salt, tossed into the glass just before serving.
Juan Arboleda, Gentilly Kitchen & Bar
•1 1/2 oz Soltado Tequila
•1 oz simple syrup (2:1 sugar to water)
•1 oz grapefruit juice
•1 oz orange cordial
•3/4 oz lemon juice
•San Pellegrino Pompelmo
•Orange peel garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a tall glass, filled with ice. Top with San Pellegrino pompelmo and a pinch of sea salt. Orange peel garnish.
Pineapple Mint Julep
Cassandra Rosen for Soltado Tequila
•1.5 oz Soltado Tequila
•4 oz fresh pineapple cubes
•Dash mint bitters
•2 oz ginger beer
•Garnish: lime wheel, mint
Muddle the mint leaves in a shaker, add the pineapple, muddle again. Add the tequila and the bitters, shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer, stir. Garnish.
The Green Easy
By Cassandra Rosen for Soltado Tequila
•6 oz Soltado Tequila
•1/2 avocado, peeled, sliced and pitted
•4 ounces fresh lime juice
•2 ounces orange liqueur
•1 oz agave nectar
•2 cups ice
•Garnish: sea salt rim (optional), lime wedges
Rim the glasses, if preferred, and set aside.
Place ice cubes, tequila, avocado, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave in a blender, blend until smooth. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Smoking in Paradise
By Cassandra Rosen
•1 cup fresh or frozen mango, cubed
•2 oz Soltado Tequila
•1 tbs fresh lime juice
•.5 oz dry orange liqueur
•1 oz smoky mezcal
•1 tbs agave
•Dash orange bitters
•1.5 cups ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and serve.
Please drink responsibly.
For those that need a ride home after the festivities, AAA Nevada will take you and your car home for free from 6 p.m. on May 5th until 6 a.m. on May 6th as part of its Tipsy Tow program.
To use the service, call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and tell the operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow." A tow truck will provide a free tow home for up to ten miles. You do not need to be a AAA member to use this service.
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