Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-MexicanWar. In the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. So get ready to celebrate with some Cinco de Mayo inspired cocktails.
2 ounces mezcal
6 ounces fresh grapefruit soda
1/2 ounce lime juice
Salt for rim
Rim a collins glass with salt. Fill the glass with ice and add the mezcal and lime juice, and top it off with grapefruit soda.
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
Salt to rim glass
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. Place salt on a plate. Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain margarita into the glass.
Michelada con Clamato
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
Juice of 1 lime plus 1 lime wedge
3 ounces tomato juice (1/3 cup)
4 dashes Louisiana-style hot sauce (ex: Tabasco)
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
One 12-ounce chilled Mexican-style beer (ex: Dos Equis Amber)
Combine the salt and chili powder on a small plate. Rub the lime wedge along the rim of a large lager beer glass, and then dip the rim into the chili salt. Fill the glass with the ice. Pour in the lime juice, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire and beer. Stir briefly to incorporate. Garnish with the lime wedge.
2 ounces RumChata
1 ounce Cinnamon Whiskey
½ ounce Dark Crème de Cocoa
1 ounce Coffee
Combine RumChata, cinnamon whiskey, Crème de Cocoa, and coffee. Stir and enjoy!
Did you make any Cinco de Mayo Cocktails? You can comment right back here on our blog, on Facebook, or in the store. We are excited to hear your results!
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—Pauline Fink, Staff