Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

This upcoming Saturday is a biggie with the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo all rolled into one. We’re not big fans of bourbon, but we are big fans of tequila. Celebrate Mexican style with one of these tasty cocktails.

Smokin' Margarita

Smokin’ Margarita
Created by Los Angeles Mixologist, Nicholas Vitulli

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Reposado
3/4 ounce agave nectar
1/2 ounce fresh lime
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
1 whole fresh jalapeno for muddling

Preparation:
Thinly slice a jalapeno and muddle it in a shaker.
Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, agave nectar, fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh lime juice into the shaker with the muddled jalapeno with ice. Shake well.
Shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass.

Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita

Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita
Created by New York City Mixologist, Elayne Duke

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1 ounce blood orange puree
1 jalapeño, muddled
Splash of lime juice
Splash of agave syrup

Preparation:
In a Boston shaker, muddle jalapeño.
Add Don Julio Blanco, orange puree, lime juice and agave syrup to cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well.
Strain into a margarita glass over ice.

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