Top 5 Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year which means you can party hard all weekend to celebrate Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. This holiday is recognized all over the world and is typically celebrated tequila in hand. If you plan on having some friends over for some tacos, Mariachi music and tequila to celebrate, be sure to have some good recipes on hand. Here I have provided you with the top 5 tequila recipes you can use to impress your guests! Cheers.

  1. Margarita
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    • 2 oz. silver tequila
    • 1 oz. Cointreau
    • 1 oz. lime juice
    • coarse salt

    Directions: Rim your cocktail glass with lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Then, add ice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice into a shaker and shake well. Strain into chilled glass and enjoy!

  2. Tequila Manhattan
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    • 2 oz. añejo tequila
    • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
    • 2-3 dashes bitters
    • Lemon rind

    Directions: Add all of your ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

  3. Tequila Sunrise
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    • 1½ oz. silver, 100 percent agave, tequila
    • 4 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1 oz. grenadine
    • Orange slice for garnish

    Directions: In an old-fashioned glass pour the tequila and then the orange juice. Slowly add the grenadine pouring it over a spoon. Add a large iced cube and garnish with an orange slice.

  4. The Paloma
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    • 2 oz. tequila blanco
    • Juice of half a lime
    • 3 oz. grapefruit juice
    • 3 oz. seltzer
    • 1 pinch salt
    • Lime wedge, for garnish

    Directions: In a highball glass combine the lime juice, tequila, and a pinch of salt. Add ice and top with grapefruit juice and seltzer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

  5. Chilano Special
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    • 3 oz. white tequila
    • 1/2 tbsp. creme de cassis
    • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. lime juice
    • 1/2 tbsp. simple syrup

    Directions: Shake all ingredients together with cracked ice, strain, and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!