Whether you like it on the rocks, neat or frozen, here are six tequila based cocktails to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo.
Viva La Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)
1. Viva La Margarita:
• 4 parts Skinnygirl
® Spicy Lime Margarita
• 1 part Agave Syrup
• 1/4 cup Ice
• Sugar for rim of glass
• Lime Wedge, for garnish
Cover the rim of a margarita glass with sugar. Blend Skinnygirl® Spicy Lime Margarita, agave syrup and ice. Pour and garnish with lime.
2. Watermelon Paloma:
• 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
• 1 part Watermelon Juice
• 3/4 part Agave Syrup
• 3/4 part fresh Lime Juice
• 1 part Seltzer
• Handful Cilantro
• Paprika Sea Salt, for garnish
• Watermelon Wedge, for garnish
Watermelon Paloma. (Courtesy Photo)
Add all ingredients except seltzer into a mixing glass and shake vigorously. Add seltzer and double strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a cilantro sprig, watermelon wedge and rim the glass with paprika sea salt.
La Nueva York. (Courtesy Photo)
3. Weekend in Malibu: (Created by Rob Bennett of Blu Wolf Bistro)
• 1.5 oz. Soltado Tequila
• .5 oz. Triple Sec
• 2 muddled Strawberries
• 3 oz. Housemade Margarita Mix
• Lime and Strawberry, for garnish
Muddle strawberries with the tequila unless quite macerated. Add ice, margarita mix, and shake hard, until frothy. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and strawberry slice.
4. Sauza® Classic Margarita: (Serves 8)
• 1 1/2 cups Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
• 1/2 cup DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur
• 1 cup Lime Juice
• 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
• 8 lime Wheels, for garnish
Sauza® Classic Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)
Mix all ingredients in an ice-filled pitcher. Serve in salt-rimmed margarita glasses garnished with lime wheels.
Ginger Beer Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)
5. La Nueva York:
• 2 oz. Roca Patrón Añejo
• 3/4 fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
• 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
• 1/2 oz. Red Wine
• Lemon Wheel, for garnish
Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a Rocks glass and gently float red wine on surface of drink. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
6. Ginger Beer Margarita:
• 1 1/2 parts Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Silver
• 1/2 part Simple Syrup
• 3 parts Ginger Beer
• 1 part fresh Lime Juice
• Coarse Salt for lining rim
Add Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Silver, simple syrup, ginger beer and lime juice to a large glass with ½ cup ice; stir vigorously. Pour liquid into serving glass with a few ice cubes. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com