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Cinco de Mayo Celebratory Cocktails

March 28, 2012 By: Alissa Ponchione


Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate all things Mexican. Sure, the holiday has cultural significance, but as with all things that evolve, May 5 also has become one of the biggest bar days of the year, especially for those seeking to pay homage to Mexican heritage. Crowds from all over come out for the raucous party, so make sure you’re offering specials for your guests. Find your best tequila, create an innovative Margarita and serve up cerveza cocktails to guests who are ready to revel in the refreshing flavors that highlight the best Cinco de Mayo has to offer.

Partida MargaritaPartida Margarita
Courtesy of Partido Tequila.

1 oz. lime juice (approximately the juice from one lime)
¾ oz. pure, organic agave nectar
¾ oz. pure spring water
½ oz. Partida Blanco, Reposado or Añejo
Lime, for garnish

Mix ingredients and serve in a Martini glass. Garnish with a lime.


funkin Pomegranate MargaritaFunkin
Courtesy of funkin mixers.

1½ parts tequila
1 part funkin pomegranate mixer
½ part triple sec
2 parts funkin lime juice
½ part can sugar

Add ingredients in a shaker, mix together and pour into a sugar-rimmed Martini glass.


La BanditaBandito
Courtesy of Frangelico.

¼ oz. Frangelico
2 oz. Espolon Reposado Tequila 

¾ oz american honey
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Stir over ice and strain into a Martini or coupe glass.


The Chipotle Margariate
Created by Manny Hinjosa for the Perfect Puree.

2 oz. tequila blanco
3 oz. The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour
½ oz. agave nectar
½ oz. fresh lime juice
Lime, for garnish

Combine ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain and serve over the rocks into a chipotle salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime.


Rosemary Lemon Frozen Margarita
Courtesy of Camarena Tequila.

10 oz. rosemary-infused Camarena Silver Tequila*
1 pint of lemon sherbet
4 oz. lime juice
Rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a blender with ice, blend all ingredients. Pour into a margarita glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

*Rosemary-infused Camarena Silver Tequila
Place 3 to 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary into a 750 ml bottle of Camarena Silver Tequila, and allow to sit for 24-48 hours. Remove rosemary sprigs when desired flavor has been achieved.


Reposado Margarita
Created by Don Julio Tequila.

1½ oz. Don Julio Reposado
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. agave syrup
Lime wedge

Mix Don Julio Reposado, fresh lime juice and agave syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour contents from shaker into glass. Garnish with lime wedge.


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