3 delectable reasons you’ll love Cinco de Mayo at Little Donkey


Little Donkey Cinco de Mayo specials
Skirt Steak Taco, Watermelon Margarita + Tequila Mockingbird (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Alright, party people, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year, and Little Donkey is here for it. They’ve got the tastiest taco and two marvelous margaritas on the menu, plus a house party vibe that’ll make you feel right at home no matter your age. Reach out to your BFFs and make your plans now.

Know before you go

Tortillas, Little Donkey
Handmade tortillas at Little Donkey. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Little Donkey’s getting ready for a Cinco de Mayo party and you’re invited. 🍹

You’ll feel right at home on this day of celebration for staff and patrons alike.

1. The tastiest taco

Cinco de Mayo Tacos, Little Donkey
Putting the final touches on the Skirt Steak Tacos. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The Skirt Steak Taco is built on a handmade flour tortilla, topped with grilled skirt steak, onions, corn, serrano pepper, roasted mushrooms and some tasty, melty cheese.

After watching them make this, I couldn’t wait to dig in. I’m here to tell you, it’s SOOOOO good.

Side note: if you accidentally eat your whole pepper spear *in one mouthful* like I did, you’ll be very glad to have one of their drink specials nearby to cool the flames. 🔥

2. Tequila Mockingbird

Cinco de Mayo, Little Donkey
The pineapple in this drink is just so good. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Nick Halfacre, Little Donkey’s Operating Partner, who got his start as a bartender many years ago, whipped up both of the Cinco de Mayo drink specials for us to try.

He said the Tequila Mockingbird was one of the OG cocktails at Little Donkey when they opened back in 2012. Over the past 11 years, it’s been on and off the menu as a special. After trying it, I can see why this one’s a keeper. Pineapple lovers, you must try this refreshing drink, made with the following ingredients:

  • Agave simple syrup
  • Pineapple
  • Serrano
  • Toasted black cardamom seeds
  • Tequila

Remember that serrano I mentioned? This was the perfect antidote.

3. Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon Margarita (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you put summer in a glass and garnished it with mint, that’s what this one tastes like. Watermelon fans, this one’s for you. Here’s what they put in it:

  • El Jimador Blanco Tequila
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Pureed and strained watermelon juice
  • A touch of agave simple syrup

You’ll still be able to enjoy the regular menu items, including the Mexican-style street corn.

Make plans now to head to Little Donkey for Cinco de Mayo—you can also order for pickup or delivery. You’ll be glad you did!

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