Break out the shaker and the margarita salt because this Cinco de Mayo, you’re your own bartender.
Sure, you’ll miss your usual fiesta, but our spicy jerky flavors are here to help you throw the spiciest social-distancing-approved Cinco de Mayo virtual party possible. Cool zoom background not included.
The Spicy Mango Tango
SHU (Scoville Heat Unit): 100,000-350,000 rating
You can handle some heat, but you’re no masochist. Mango Habanero jerky is your jam. Tangy and subtly fruity with an unmistakable kick, it’s basically a Cinco de Mayo party in a bag.
Pair with this mango margarita from food blogger and TexMex aficionado Serene Herrera. Salud!
The Honey Chipotle Chaser
SHU: 5,000-10,000 rating
Feeling bold? Follow the burn of a sip of smoky mezcal with the sweet smolder of Honey Chipotle Turkey Jerky.
Liven up the classic lime + salt chaser by subbing the salt for a bite of jerky. It’s got enough saltiness to do the job with a little sweet spice to keep things interesting. And because shots are no fun alone, get some friends in on the challenge via Facetime or Zoom.
If your shot days are behind you (don’t worry — us too), go for this honey lime margarita instead. A classic on-the-rocks marg that subs honey for agave, it’ll play up the honey notes in the jerky.
The Caliente Crushed Red Pepper
SHU: 30,000-50,000 rating
Is it weird to call beef jerky sexy? Probably. But if any jerky is sexy, it’s the Crushed Red Pepper. The heat from this one can spice up even a solo Cinco de Mayo shindig.
Still want to turn up the heat? (You little thrillseeker. We like you.) Mix up this spicy margarita made with muddled red peppers to keep the burn going.
The Sweet Jalapeño Simmer
SHU: 2,500-5,000 rating
Don’t let the name fool you. This jerky may have a sweet side, but it’s straight fire — pun intended. With the highest SHU of our collection, Sweet Jalapeño is our hottest beef jerky and the perfect Cinco de Mayo snack.
For this one, we recommend cooling things off with a classic frozen margarita. Keeping it low-carb? Try your hand at a keto simple syrup for your margs, and opt for our sugar-free jalapeño beef sticks.
If tequila’s not your thing, celebrate with our jerky and beer pairings instead OR turn any of the above into a delicious mocktail, just take out the tequila! Either way, you can always stock up on our site or our Amazon page. May your Cinco de Mayo be filled with great drinks, plenty of spice, and lots of grass-fed beef jerky. Also, please indulge responsibly. ;)