Our favorite spring holiday is finally here – Cinco de Mayo! If you’re anything like us, you’ve already made plans to whip up some yummy Mexican dishes to celebrate. But even more important , you’re ready for endless rounds of tequila, after all, what’s Cinco de Mayo without it?
Take your celebration to the next level by skipping the usual boring margaritas, and get a bit more creative. If you need a little help getting started, we’ve rounded up a few recipes for you to try that combine the best flavors and traditions of Mexico. Enjoy!
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1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1 bottle champagne (about 3 cups)
lime wedges, for rim
salt, for rim
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
Run lime wedges around the rim of each champagne flute and dip the rims in coarse salt.
Divide margaritas between flutes and garnish with lime wedges.
Photo Credit:Ethan Calabrese
Pineapple and Mezcal Tonic
3 cups pineapple juice, chilled
1¾ cups mezcal
½ cup fresh lime juice
1 cup demerara or raw sugar
2 limes, cut into wedges
3 12-ounce cans seltzer
Maraschino cherries and cocktail umbrellas (for serving)
Combine pineapple juice, mezcal, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Cover and chill until cold, about 30 minutes.
Place sugar on a small plate. Rub a lime wedge on the rim of an 8-oz. glass. Dip rim into sugar. Fill glass with ice cubes and pour in pineapple mixture until the glass is two-thirds full. Top with seltzer and stir to combine. Garnish with same lime wedge, a cherry, and a paper umbrella.
via Bon Appetit
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2 oz Tres Agaves Añejo
1 oz pineapple puree
1 oz tamarind syrup (tamarind paste mixed with equal parts refined sugar and water)
2 dash angostura bitters
Pour all ingredients into the shaker with ice; shake and strain on the rocks and garnish with a pineapple wedge.
via Town and Country
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4 cup ice
2/3 cup lime juice
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
4 tbsp. sugar
Coarse salt, for rim
4 Coronitas (7 oz. each)
Skewers topped with sliced citrus, for garnish
Combine ice, lime juice, tequila, Cointreau and sugar in a blender, pulsing to combine.
Place salt on a shallow plate. Dip the rim of each glass in lime juice or water, then in the salt.
Fill each glass with margarita mixture. Pop the caps off of the Coronita bottles, then flip each one upside-down into the margarita glass. Garnish each with a fruit skewer and serve.