Recipe: 2015 Cinco De Mayo Cocktails
Another trip around the sun, another year of back-to-back celebrations of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo. As such, there’s plenty for everyone to drink, and we’ve got more than a few recipes for your consideration. Party, Karamu, Fiesta, Forever.
Muddle jalapeño in a glass with a salted rim, combine remainder of ingredients except Mexican lager in a shaker, shake vigorously, strain over fresh ice and add Mexican lager.
Muddle two pieces of serrano pepper and clap 5 pieces of cilantro in a tin. Rim a highball with Tajin/Ghost pepper salt, shake all ingredients together and strain into a the highball glass. Garnish with a serrano pepper and sprig of cilantro.
Mix ingredients, shake and strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon wheel and rosemary sprig.
Courtesy of Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House in Dallas, TX
1 ½ oz. Blue Nectar Silver tequila
½ oz. Grand Marnier
½ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. agave nectar
2 oz. grapefruit juice
Crushed orange slice
Chop jalapeno and infuse in Blue Nectar. Add infused tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, agave nectar, and grapefruit juice to a shaker. Shake well. Garnish with an orange slice.
2 oz. Camarena Silver tequila
¾ oz. Triple Sec
½ oz. sour mix
1 slice pineapple, muddled
1 dash of cayenne and cinnamon (Can substitute chili powder for cayenne)
Mix ingredients, shake and strain over ice. Sugar rim and garnish with a spice-dusted pineapple spear.
(created by Leo Robitschek)
1 ½ oz Riazul Plata Tequila
½ oz Dolin Blanc
½ oz Punt e Mes
½ oz Combier
½ oz Nonino Amaro
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir and strain into a coupe.