The fiesta has moved into our homes this year, but that doesn't mean it can't be every bit as festive. Tuesday, May 5 is "Cinco de Mayo" and although we aren't able to ring it in at our favorite bars, we're still gonna crave Margaritas or cervezas.
Luckily for us, there are plenty of places offering Mexican cocktail kits and beer specials so we can celebrate from our living rooms or from our computer screens on a video chat with our best amigos, drinks in hand.
Here are eight places ready to help you get your drink-o on for Cinco, but as always, please party responsibly and respectfully.
1. At Random
2501 S. Delaware Ave., (414) 481-8030
At Random offers a Margarita kit that makes 12 cocktails for $55. Comes with Cazadores Blanco tequila, fresh lime, NA triple sec and simple syrup. Order here. Curbside pick-up.
2. The Backyard
2155 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 751-4087
The Backyard is offering free tacos and growler fills of Modelo for a donation to the staff from 3 to 8 p.m. on May 5. Stop in; social distancing practiced.
3. Conejito's Place
539 W. Virginia St., (414) 278-9106
Conejito's has party-sized Margaritas for $18 and $30. They also have beer and Margarita mix-pack specials for Cinco de Mayo. Call or stop by to order. Social distancing practiced inside the restaurant during pick-up.
4. Leff's Lucky Town
7208 W. State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 258-9886
Lef's will have Cinco de Mayo drink packs of beer and Margaritas as well as numerous Mexican entrees. Call for prices.
5. Lost Whale
2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 249-3188
Lost Whale will sell Raspberry Vanilla Margarita and Mezcalita de Flora kits for Cinco de Mayo. Margarita kits come with Joven Tequila, flavors of raspberries, vanilla, lime and cinnamon, fresh limes and Himalayan sea salt for the rim. Mezcalitas come with Casamigos Mezcal, Heirloom Creme de Flora liqueur, flavors of orange, lime, chamomile and cacao, fresh limes and tajin seasoning for garnish. (The first 10 orders come with a free terracotta clay drinking cup.) Call for pricing and orders.
338 S. 1st St., (414) 271-7546
O'Lydia's is offering special $30 margarita kits for Cinco de Mayo featuring a bottle of tequila, bottle of mix, cut limes and a container of salt. They'll also have $4 to-go single Margs and taco specials. Call or stop by to order; social distancing is practiced inside the restaurant.
2245 E. St. Francis Ave., (414) 212-8470
Quarts of coconut, lime and strawberry Margaritas will be for sale for $8. Tacos also available. Pre-orders are welcome. Curbside pick-up. Go here to order.
8. Sam's Tap
3118 S. Chase Ave., (414) 763-5817
Sam's will have 24-ounce, to-go Margaritas for $6 and free Cinco de Mayo growler fills for a donation to the staff. Stop in; social distancing practiced.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.