Cabo Wabo Cantina Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Cabo Wabo Tequila Founder Sammy Hagar is one man who knows how to throw a Cinco party that’s truly worthy of a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.  It has been 20 years since Sammy first opened the Cabo Wabo Cantina doors in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  His goal?  To create a kick ass tequila bar where he and the likes of Van Halen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers could jam and enjoy only the best of Mexico’s native spirit.  This year, celebrate Cinco like a true rock star with a shot of Cabo Wabo attitude, along with some modern twists on the tequila classics and party tips from the Red Rocker himself. 

Sammy insists on starting the party off right with a shot of Cabo Wabo Blanco, but you can crack open a bottle of Cabo Wabo as early as the night before to give your chicken, beef or shrimp marinades an extra kick.  For entertainment, Sammy’s classic song, “Mas Tequila,” will liven up any party, as will a round of Michelada Beer Pong (beer with lime juice).  The décor should be authentically Mexican, with a red, white and green theme. Once the celebration is in full swing, you may even want to surprise your guests with a classic piñata filled with candied lime and peppers that will have everyone reaching for an ice cold margarita.   Like rock and roll, there should be no rules when developing your cocktails for the night. Classic margaritas are great, but try some spicy peppers, hot sauce or prickly pear juice to create something really memorable.

When the time comes to plan a raging Cinco bash, use Sammy’s suggestions above and the recipes below for a night to remember.

Feliz Cinco de Cabo!

Cinco de Cabo Modern Classic Cocktails:
Created by Mixologist Alex Straus


The Rockin Paloma The Prickly Margarita


The Firecracker Tequila Sunset



The Blazin’ Shooter


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