by Charlotte Chilton
Published on April 15, 2019 by www.townandcountrymag.com
When celebrating Cinco de Mayo is there really any other choice than a tequila cocktail? This year, whether you opt for the traditional margarita or shake things up with a smokey Mezcal drink, avoid the crowded and pricey Mexican restaurants and mix up these tasty cocktails instead. We've rounded up the very best cocktails to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fun fiesta at home. Here are the best drinks for Cinco de Mayo:
Ingredients: 2 oz tequila 1 oz triple sec 1 oz lime juice 1 lime cut into wedges
Instructions: Salt the glasses rim by dipping wet glass rim into salt dish and rotating. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, shake well and strain into the rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Margarita Al Pastor
Ingredients: 1 cilantro sprig .75 oz lime 1 oz pineapple juice .5 oz agave .25 oz Ferrand Curacao .5 oz Ancho Reyes Verde .5 oz St. George Green Chile 1 oz Espolon Blanco
Instructions: Add ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with a pineapple frond, pineapple wedge, and cilantro.
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Ingredients: .5 oz Mezcal 1.5 oz blanco tequila 1 oz spiced carrot cordial .5 oz pineapple juice .75 of lemon juice
Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake and pour over ice into a glass with a chili salt half rim. Garnish with a baby carrot.
Ingredients: 1.5 oz blanco tequila .5 oz orange liqueur .75 oz fresh lime juice .25 oz organice agave nectar
Instructions: Shake all ingredients well with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a salted rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
The Luxe Margarita
Ingredients: 1 oz blanco tequila 1 oz Cointreau .5 oz fresh lime juice 1 champagne float 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Instructions: Add Cointreau, tequila and lime juice into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne coup. Top with champagne and bitters. Garnish with a rose petal.
The Night Market
Ingredients: 1 spanked shiso 1 serrano pepper, muddled .75 oz pineapple syrup .75 oz yuzu juice 2 0z tequila
Instructions: Add shiso and muddled serrano pepper to shaker. Then add pineapple syrup, yuzu juice, and tequila. Shake and strain into glass over ice. Garnish with a sliced pineapple and cherries.
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Avión Rosé Marg
Ingredients: 1.5 parts Avión Silver .5 part fresh lemon .5 part fresh lime .5 part agave nectar 1 bottle of rosé
Instructions: Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously and strain over ice into a collins glass. Top with rosé and garnish with a lime wheel.
My Fair Lady
Ingredients: 1.25 oz Herradura Blanco .75 oz Bols yogurt .5 oz fresh lemon juice .25 oz honey syrup 5 slices of cucumber A pinch of Maldon salt Garnish with a cucumber ribbon
Instructions: Place cucumbers into shaker tin. Add honey syrup and muddle. Add the remaining ingredients into the tin and shake hard. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cucumber ribbon.
Spicy Pineapple Paloma
Ingredients: 2 oz Carralejo Silver .5 oz grapefruit juice .5 oz lime juice half of a serrano pepper, sliced .75 oz agave syrup Pineapple soda Tajín spices (garnish)
Instructions: Add all ingredients, except pineapple soda to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Strain over into a tall glass that's been rimmed with Tajín spices. Top with pineapple soda and garnish with a serrano pepper.
Ingredients: .75 oz Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal .75 oz Johnnie Walker Black 1 oz simple syrup .5 oz fresh lemon juice .5 oz fresh lime juice .5 oz Malbec
Instructions: Combine all ingredients except the Malbec in a shaker with ice. Shake. Double strain over fresh ice in a Brandy Snifter. Float Malbec.
Ingredients: 2 oz tequila 1 oz Cointreau .75 fresh lime juice .5 barspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Smoky Mountain Song Bird
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Henriques & Henriques 3 year rainwater Madeira 1 oz Derrumbus Mezcal 1 oz turmeric syrup .5 oz lemon juice
Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker and shake with pebble ice. Strain over ice into a large glass. Garnish with a dehydrated citrus wheel.
Tijuana Petting Zoo
Ingredients: 2 oz olive oil fat washed Tromba blanco .5 oz grapefruit juice .5 oz lime juice 1 oz roasted red pepper syrup 5 pink peppercorns
Instructions: Combine all ingredients, shake and finely strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish the rim with Tajin spices and a dehydrated lime.
The Lemon Basil Margarita
Ingredients: 1 oz Cointreau 1.5 oz blanco tequila .5 oz fresh lemon juice .5 oz fresh lime juice 3 basil leaves
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain over ice in a rock glass. Garnish with basil and a lemon wheel.
Prickly Pear Guajillo Margarita
Ingredients: 1.5 oz altos tequila infused with guajillo pepper .5 oz Amaro Del Capo or Amaro Meletti .75 prickly pear agave .75 lime Sassafras salt rim
Instructions for prickly pear agave: Cook 1 part prickly pear puree, 2 parts agave, and 2 parts water together until it is all incorporated. Strain to remove excess pulp.
Instructions: Allow guajillo to rest in tequila for up to four or five hours. If you want it extra spicy– let it rest even longer. Salt the glass rim and add all ingredients into a shaker. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with lime wedge or dried citrus wheel.
Passion Fruit Margarita
2 parts Avión Silver
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part Agave nector
.5 part of Passion Fruit Liqueur
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain over fresh ice in a tumbler glass. Garnish with lime.
Ingredients: 2 oz tequila .75 oz simple syrup .75 oz fresh grapefruit juice Bottle of prosecco
Instructions: Add tequila, simple syrup, and grapefruit juice to a shaker. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with prosecco and garnish with a mint leaf, strawberry, or orange wedge.
Ingredients: 2 oz Tequila .5 oz ginger .75 oz lemon .75 oz honey
Instructions: Add ingredients into a shaker. Shake and strain into an absinthe rinsed rocks glass. Top with Mezcal and garnish with charred lemon wheel, umbrella optional.
Ingredients: 1 oz Paranubes 1 oz Illegal Mezcal .75 oz pineapple/ sage syrup .75 oz lime 1 dash cardamom bitters
Instructions: Combine ingredients into a shaker. Shake and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a sage leaf.
Ingredients: 4 dashes fermented habanero/ garlic brine .25 oz Campari .5 oz Mezcal .75 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz clarified watermelon cordial 1.5 oz Blanco Tequila
Instructions: Combine all ingredients, serve over ice in a double old-fashioned class. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Ingredients: 1.5 oz tequila Crushed ice Simple syrup 6 to 7 mint leaves and sprigs
Instructions: Muddle 6 to 7 mint leaves with simple syrup in the bottom of a chilled julep cup. Add tequila and crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs.
Maid to Order
Ingredients: 1.5 oz of the spirit of your choice (tequila, gin, or rum) .75 oz lime juice .75 oz simple syrup .75 oz cucumber juice 5-6 mint leaves
Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Shake and serve over ice in a rock glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint sprig.
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Don Julio 70 tequila .66 oz white vermouth 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters 1 grapefruit twist
Instructions: Combine tequila, vermouth, and grapefruit bitters into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well. Strain contents into a coupe glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Ingredients: .75 oz Mezcal .75 oz jalapeño tequila .75 oz cucumber juice .5 oz agave syrup 1 lime (squeezed) 5-6 mint leaves
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with mint spring, cucumber slice and salt and pepper half rim.
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Hendricks Gin .75 oz lime juice .75 oz cucumber juice .75 oz thyme syrup 3 dashes black pepper tincture 3 oz club soda
Instructions: Add all ingredients, except club soda, into a small tin. Fill with ice and short shake for 5 seconds. Double strain into the small tin and add soda. Pour into a highball glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with a thyme sprig and cucumber wheel.
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