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5 Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta YOUR Way!

Social distancing and quarantine don’t have to stop your fiesta! Check out these recipes for our 5 Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo! We shook things up and made a different Margarita every day going into May and leading up to our favorite celebration!

 

Watch the video for the how-to’s and recipes for our Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo.

 

Uno de Mayo

We started things off with our Grapefruit Basil Margarita on the rocks.  This unique cocktail puts a sweet and tart spin on the classic Margarita!

 

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Silver Tequila  – (We used Milagro… Feel free to use Patron or whatever YOU like!)

0.5 oz Triple Sec

0.5 oz Agave

3 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1/2 Fresh Lime Juiced 

5 Fresh Basil Leaves 

Recipe:

Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour 1.5oz of [Milagro] Silver Tequila inside. Add 0.5oz of Triple Sec. Pour 3oz of Fresh Grapefruit Juice. Add 0.5oz of Agave (to taste). Next, take your fresh basil leaves in your hand and SLAP them! It warms them up, wakes up the essential oils in the herb, and adds herbaceous aroma and flavor to your cocktail!  Put the basil leaves inside the tin. Now you shake, shake, shake! Strain the mixture over ice. Garnish with a lime slice and a basil sprig.

 

Dos de Mayo

After day 1 of Margaritas, and day ?? of quarantine – -things started to get fuzzy.  It was the perfect time to throw in something sweet! This delicious drink is sure to be a hit! Our ‘Peach Fuzz Margarita’:

 

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Silver Tequila 

0.5 oz Peach Schnapps 

1 oz Sour Mix

2 oz Orange Juice (fresh is best!)

Recipe:

Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour 1.5oz of [Milagro] Silver Tequila inside. Add 0.5oz of Peach Schnapps. Add 1oz of Sour Mix and 2oz of OJ to the tin. Now you shake it up! Dump your tin into your salted [or unsalted] cocktail glass – and enjoy!

 

Tres de Mayo

We don’t know about you… but we feel like we’ve replaced spending time with our friends and going out to the parks with…eating.  This next Margarita is for the calorie-conscious, and is a refreshing spin on the traditionally sweeter cocktail. Our ‘Cucumber Skinny Marg’…don’t let the name fool you: this drink has some strength!

 

Ingredients:

2 oz Silver Tequila 

0.5 oz Agave Nectar (to taste)

3 Slices Cucumber, plus 1 for garnish [4 total]

Juice of 1 Fresh Lime

San Pellegrino [or Club Soda]

Recipe:

This drink relies heavily on your ability to SHAKE to release the refreshing cucumber essence. Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour 2 oz of [Milagro] Silver Tequila inside. Add 0.5oz of Agave Nectar [to taste]. Add 3 of your cucumber slices and juice your lime! Now you shake it til you make it! Strain over your salted [or unsalted] ice filled glass, and top with San Pellegrino.  You could use club soda instead – for an even bigger sparkle – but we prefer the smaller bubbles.

 

Cuatro de Mayo

Okay, okay. We get it. You’re not a fan of tequila! Well, worry not! This drink is for YOU! The jury is still out on whether or not this is officially a ‘Margarita’, since it’s missing its signature ingredient…but we’re gonna let it slide! Cheers to the Vodka-Rita!

 

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Vodka

0.75 oz Triple Sec

3 oz Sour Mix

 

Recipe:

This drink is a classic…almost. We’ve made one minor [major] change.  We’re swapping the tequila for vodka. Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour in 1.5 oz of Vodka. Add 0.75 oz of Triple Sec.  Add 3 oz of your favorite sour mix – and shake it up! Pour shaken drink into your salted [or unsalted]…we did half salt – to get the best of both worlds – ice filled glass, and indulge

 

Cinco de Mayo

We’re kicking it up a notch for the best day of May! This Margarita will leave you wanting more. It’s sweet, spicy, and our personal favorite. Our Pineapple-Jalapeno Margarita!

 

Ingredients:

1.75 oz Silver Tequila

0.5 oz Triple Sec

1 oz Sour Mix

2 oz Pineapple Juice

4 Jalapeno Slices 

[Caution when cutting… PS you’re not supposed to be touching your face anyway]

Recipe:

Here’s our last recipe. Our sweet, spicy, and delicious finale.  We’re throwing in some spice, balancing it with some sweet – and definitely having some tacos. Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour 1.75 oz of [Milagro] Silver Tequila inside. Add 0.5oz of Triple Sec.  Add 1oz of your favorite sour mix and 2oz of pineapple juice – and shake it up! Pour shaken drink into your salted [or unsalted],  ice filled glass, and enjoy.  

 

FYI: This one is not for slow drinking: the longer it sits with those Jalapeño slices and seeds – the SPICIER it gets.  You might want to keep an extra splash of Pineapple Juice nearby, in case it gets out of hand. 

 

Enjoy, or Disfruta, as they say in Mexico! And don’t forget to let us know which of the 5 Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo is YOUR favorite!

 

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Grapefruit Basil Margarita

Grapefruit Basil Margarita for Cinco de Mayo!

Grapefruit Basil Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is almost here! What better way to celebrate than with a margarita? This year, switch up your margarita game. Try our Grapefruit Basil Margarita for Cinco de Mayo and put a sweet and tart spin on a Cinco cocktail staple! 

Grapefruit Basil Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Silver Tequila  – (We used Milagro… Feel free to use Patron or whatever YOU like!)

0.5 oz Triple Sec

0.5 oz Agave

3 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1/2 Fresh Lime Juiced 

5 Fresh Basil Leaves 🌿

Recipe:

Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour 1.5oz of [Milagro] Silver Tequila inside. Add 0.5oz of Triple Sec. Pour 3oz of Fresh Grapefruit Juice. Add 0.5oz of Agave (to taste). Next, take your fresh basil leaves in your hand and SLAP them! It warms them up, wakes up the essential oils in the herb, and adds herbaceous aroma and flavor to your cocktail!  Put the basil leaves inside the tin. Now you shake, shake, shake! Strain the mixture over ice. Garnish with a lime slice and a basil sprig.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

¡Salud! 

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