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Cinco de Mayo Cocktails to Shake Up the Celebration  

Entertaining for Cinco de Mayo? Shock your friends with surprising twists on the same old tequila cocktails. Go for the gold with a Grand Margarita that includes Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, an distinctive mix of effective cognac and bitter orange liqueur. Infuse your personal tequila with Patron Silver and contemporary jalapeño to boost a particular blood orange or beet juice margarita. 

Experiment with smoky mezcal, herbaceous Amaro Montenegro, or Sorel, a novel hibiscus liqueur with an unique mix of clove, cassia, ginger and nutmeg. Or neglect margaritas altogether by mixing up Mexico’s #1 favourite: the refreshing Paloma and her “skinny” sister recipe. And for a candy style of historical past, rediscover the enduring La Batanga that includes Mexican Coca Cola and stirred with a knife to honor the drink’s creator, Don Javier of the La Capilla bar in Tequila, Mexico.



.75 components Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge 

1.5 components Tequila

.75 components Contemporary Lime Juice

.25 components Agave Nectar

Lime wheel to garnish

Salt elective 

METHOD: Fill a large, shallow dish with 2-3 mm of effective salt. Reduce a lime in half on the width and rub round half of the rim of a margarita glass. Reduce a skinny, crosswise slice from one of many lime halves for garnish. Holding glass the wrong way up, dip moist half delicately into the salt. Shake Grand Marnier, tequila and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pressure into glass and apply lime garnish to the rim.


1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver infused with jalapeño*

.5 ozFlavor Puree (blood orange, mango or contemporary beet)

3 ozLime Juice

Salt rim

Lime wedge and sliced jalapeño for garnish

METHOD: Mix all liquid elements over ice in a shaker. Shake properly and pressure right into a salt-rimmed double quaint glass.

*To infuse Patrón Silver with jalapeño, place two entire jalapeños (lower down the center, with the seeds eliminated) into the bottle of Patrón and let it relaxation for 12 hours.


2 oz. Teremana Blanco

.75 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Agave Nectar

1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Lime wheel

METHOD: Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pressure right into a rocks glass over contemporary ice. Garnish with a lime wheel, pineapple leaves & sea salt (as desired).


.5 oz Sorel

1.5 ozBlanco Tequila

1 ozfresh lime juice

.75 easy syrup

METHOD: Mix all elements in a shaker over ice. Shake properly. Pressure into coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.  


1.5 oz El Tequileño Blanco

.25 ozLime Juice

Prime with Mexican Coca Cola

Margarita Salt (or coarse salt)

METHOD: Salt the rim of a highball glass and fill it with ice. Add El Tequileño Blanco and lime juice. Prime with cola. Stir with a knife to maintain it genuine to the 1964 recipe’s creator. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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2 oz Tequila Cazadores Blanco

1 ozFresh Lime Juice

4 ozGrapefruit Soda

1 Pinch Salt

METHOD: Add all elements right into a salted highball glass full of ice. Stir with a spoon. Garnish with a lime wedge.


1 half Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila

3 Elements Topo Chico or Membership Soda

Splash Fresca or Zero Lemon Lime Soda

Squeeze of contemporary lime

Lime garnish

METHOD: Add all elements right into a salted highball glass full of ice. Stir with a spoon. Garnish with a lime wedge.


2 oz Amaro Montenegro 

2 ozmezcal 

METHOD: Fill a glass with ice, preferable 1 giant dice. Pour the Amaro Montenegro and mezcal within the glass and stir to combine. Garnish with an orange twist. 

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Based mostly in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is an Editor at Giant for JustLuxe and a founding editor for Vacation Goddess, the net vacation spot for stylish ladies vacationers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, and BBC. Her journey and way of life stories can be been seen in Atlas Obscura, The Awesomer, DaySpa, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Journey, JustLuxe, Lonely Planet, Los Angeles Occasions, New York Day by day Information, Toronto Star, WellSpa 360, WestJet Journal, The place Traveler, The place Guestbook, Yahoo Information, and dozens extra. She’s co-author of the bestselling Vacation Goddess books (HarperCollins and iTunes) together with ‘The Vacation Goddess Information to Paris, London, New York, Rome,’ a journey Prime 10 staple. As editor, Vicki’s different books embody ‘Sinatra’ (DK), ‘Inside Mad’ (Time-Life) and ‘Virgin Los Angeles’ (Virgin Books). She is without doubt one of the Normal Gang of Idiots for MAD Journal, an leisure reporter (Day by day Selection, Leisure Weekly, Los Angeles Journal, CREEM), and licensed biographer for popular culture icons from the Seashore Boys to Beastie Boys, Paul McCartney to MC Hammer.

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