5 Festive Cinco de Mayo Tequila Cocktails

Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MAWith Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about how you will celebrate!

Celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is very popular in the Mexican city of Puebla. The holiday is celebrated as a way to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Such a great battle deserves to be celebrated with great victory drinks!

Made from the blue agave plant, Tequila is a common Mexican spirit that is distilled in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, Mexico. The land near the city is made up of red volcanic soil, which is perfect for harvesting more than 300 million plants each year. The Blue Agave’s flavor, size, and aroma can vary depending on region, making them a great plant to use for various varieties of tequila.

If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, these tequila cocktails are a must!

Agave Margarita

The agave margarita by bon appetit is the perfect way to celebrate Mexican agave!Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MA

Ingredients:

– Kosher salt
– 2 lime slices or wedges
– ¼ cup tequila blanco
– 1 tablespoon agave syrup (nectar)
– ¼ cup fresh lime juice

Preparation: 

Pour some kosher salt into a small dish. Rub 1 lime slice over half the rim of an Old Fashioned glass (if you prefer your Margarita on the rocks) or a coupe glass (if you prefer it up). Dip rim of glass into salt.

Combine tequila, agave syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with second lime slice.

 

Grapefruit Lime Spritzer

Glitter Guide’s unique spin on this nontraditional cocktail is delicious and refreshing!

Ingredients:Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MA

– 1.5 ounces Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
– Lime soda
– Grapefruit juice
– Lime slices to garnish

Preparation: 

Use sanding sugar to rim your glass. Pour tequila over ice. Top with equal parts lime soda and grapefruit juice. Garnish with lime slices.

Sour Green Apple Margarita

Spicy meets sweet with Heather Christo’s unique and flavorful spin on the classic margarita.

Ingredients: Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MA

– 1 lime wedge
– kosher salt
– ½ cup jalapeno simple syrup
– 1 cup sour green apple juice
– 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
– ¾ cup tequila
– 1/4 cup triple sec or grand marnier ice Jalapeno Simple Syrup
– 1/2 cup sugar
– ½ cup water
– 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
– lime wedges for garnish

Preparation:

Use the lime wedge to rub around the rim of the glass, then dip the rim in the kosher salt. Set aside. Next make the syrup: In a small pan, combine the sugar, water and jalapeno and bring to a simmer for a few minutes. Add the contents to the jar of a blender and puree on high until smooth. Put the syrup in the fridge to chill. Fill the salt rimmed glasses with ice cubes In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, simple syrup, sour green apple juice, lime juice, tequila and grand marnier. Shake vigorously and pour over the ice- garnish with lime wedges.

Tequila Sunrise

Looking for something simpler? Try a this quick and easy recipe by Liquor.com

Ingredients: Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MA

– 1.5 oz El Tesoro Reposado Tequila, chilled
– 4 oz Fresh orange juice
– 1 dash Grenadine
-1 Orange slice and cherry
– Highball glass

Preparation: 

Add the tequila and then the orange juice to a chilled highball glass Float the grenadine on top and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry

 

Margarita Sangria

Completely Delicious has combined two of your favorite drinks, margaritas and sangria, into one delicious combination that is as refreshing as it is tasty.

Ingredients:Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MA

– 1 750 ml bottle dry white wine
– 1 1/2 cup tequila
– 1 cup triple sec
–  1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
– 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
– 1 orange, sliced
– 2 limes, sliced
– A few stems of cilantro (see note)

Preparation: 

In a large pitcher combine the white wine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice and lime juice. Add the orange slices and lime slices, and the cilantro. Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve over ice. Salt the rims of the glasses, if desired.

Note: The longer the sangria sits with the cilantro, the stronger the flavor will be. If desired, you can add the cilantro right before serving.

Can’t get enough? We certainly can’t! If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, celebrate with us at Casa Blanca in Andover, North Andover, Haverhill and North Billerica, MA. Or, if you are interested in learning more about cocktails and all things Mexican, be sure to check out our blog for more interesting information!