The Happiest Happy Hour for Cinco de Mayo—and Every Other Day, Too

Bonus: a spicy margarita recipe that features a women-led, small-batch tequila

Cinco de Mayo might commemorate Mexico’s victory over Napoleon III’s French forces in 1862, but it is, of course, a big celebration here in the States as well. And this year, it falls on a Thursday, which is more than close enough to the weekend to gather the gang for a cocktail. Then again, every night of the week has happy-hour potential at Hudson Yards. So pull up a stool at any of the spots listed below. And if you’re inviting friends to your place, feel free to use the margarita recipe below, courtesy of Ana Wine & Spirits, on Level 1 at The Shops.

For a Mediterranean twist:

Pair the $5 beers, $10 house wine and $12 cocktails at Naked Tomato with the shareable $12 mezze sampler, which includes a quartet of dips. Daily from 4-6pm.

For a choose-your-own adventure:

Ana Bar & Eatery has something for everyone: $10 wines (sparkling, rose, white and red) by the glass; $12 well-named house cocktails (Happy Go Lucky, Fist Full of Dollars, Scorpion Bite, Siren Song) and plenty o fsnacks (popcorn, chile-lime peanuts, meatball trio, pita with hummus and more).

For the home host:

The mixologists at Ana Wine & Spirits have you covered, with a women-led, small-batch tequila (find it at the store) and the last margarita recipe you’ll ever need. Salud!


The Ana Wine & Spirits Margarita

2oz of Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila

1/2 oz of spicy agave

2oz fresh lime juice

splash of grapefruit juice


Mix tequila, agave, and the juices in a shaker. Pour into glass, over ice. Top off with soda water and a pinch of salt.


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