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Delicious Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

April 18, 2024 | Flasked PH

Delicious Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

What are the delicious tequila cocktails for Cinco de Mayo?

  1. Paloma
  2. Salted and spiced watermelon margarita
  3. Tequila sunrise
  4. Classic margarita
  5. Farmers market margarita

Overview

  • This article is your guide to creating delicious and vibrant tequila cocktails for your Cinco de Mayo gathering.
  • Flasked boasts a wide range of tequila collections to suit your taste.
  • The agave base on tequilas adds a subtle sweetness and earthy character that perfectly balances the tartness of lime juice and the sweetness of orange liqueur or other mixers.

Cinco de Mayo might be a Mexican holiday, but Filipinos love a good fiesta too. And what better way to join the fun than with delicious and refreshing tequilas perfect for the warm weather?

In this article, we will explore delicious tequila cocktails for Cinco de Mayo from the classic margarita to the tequila sunrise.

Paloma

The sizzle of inihaw fills the air, a vibrant spread of lumpia awaits, and laughter mingles with the warm Cinco de Mayo sunshine. But one thing's missing – a cool, festive drink to complete the celebratory atmosphere.
Paloma is a tequila-based drink that uses grapefruit soda for simplicity, but feel free to experiment with freshly squeezed grapefruit or pomelo juice for an extra citrus punch.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • ½ cup grapefruit soda
  • 1 tablespoon ounce lime juice
  • Kosher salt or chili-lime salt, for rimming the glass
  • Grapefruit wedge or lime wedge, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Rub the rim of the highball glass with a lime wedge and dip it in salt or chili-lime salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Start with Don Julio Tequila for a crisp, citrusy base then add grapefruit soda and lime juice.
  4. Give it a quick stir and garnish with a grapefruit or lime wedge.

The Paloma is a refreshing classic, but the tequila you choose can make all the difference. Don Julio Blanco takes your Paloma experience to a whole new level. Its smooth finish ensures a delightful drinking experience, leaving a pleasant and refreshing aftertaste.

Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margarita

Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margarita

Festivities are all about celebrating with your loved ones. This year, leave the ordinary margarita in the closet and take out a batch of smoky watermelon margarita. This refreshing twist in a classic combines the sweetness of watermelon with a touch of spice.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of Espolon Blanco Tequila
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • 1/8 cup of fresh calamansi juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder mixed with lime salt
  • Pinch of ground cayenne pepper (optional, for an extra kick)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Prep the glass: If using, rub the rim of the margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip it in chili-lime salt for a salty rim.
  2. In a blender, combine the cubed watermelon, calamansi juice, honey, and chili powder mixed with lime salt and cayenne pepper (if using). Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the watermelon mixture into a shaker filled with ice. Add tequila and shake well for about 15 seconds.
  4. Pour the margarita over fresh ice in the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or a small watermelon wedge.

Tip: If you want to elevate this recipe, you can opt for Espolon Blanco Tequila. This silver tequila's black pepper and green herb notes complement the smoky and sweet flavors of the watermelon, creating a more complex and interesting drink.

Tequila Sunrise

There's a reason the Tequila Sunrise is one of the fiesta favorites. Beyond its easy-to-find ingredients, this vibrant cocktail captures the spirit of Cinco de Mayo perfectly. The sunrise effect, with citrusy orange juice layered on top of Patron Silver Tequila and a splash of Walsh Grenadine Liqueur, mirrors the Mexican sunrise and delivers a delightful balance of sweet and refreshing flavors.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of Patron Silver Tequila
  • ½ cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed for best flavor)
  • 1/8 cup of grenadine syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Pour the Patron Silver Tequila and orange juice into the glass.
  3. Slowly pour the grenadine down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom. Don’t stir, this creates the beautiful sunrise effect.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice.

Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

What better way to celebrate than with a classic margarita? This timeless tequila cocktail is a crowd-pleaser, and with Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila as its base, it's easy to create a batch for your gathering.

This tequila offers a pure agave experience with hints of sandalwood, roasted agave, and pepper. The slightly sweet finish with citrus notes makes it perfect for sipping or mixing. The well-balanced flavor ensures its character shines through even in cocktails.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila
  • 1/8 cup orange liquor
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh calamansi juice
  • Kosher salt for rimming
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. If you want a salty rim, rub a lime wedge around the rim of the margarita glass and dip it in your kosher salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Combine tequila, orange liqueur, and calamansi juice in a cocktail shaker. You can use a mason jar with a tight lid in a pinch.
  4. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. The shaker should feel frosty.
  5. Strain the margarita into the prepared glass
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Key Takeaway

Tired of the same old drinks? Explore these delicious tequila cocktails for Cinco de Mayo with Flasked. We offer a wide range of tequilas and other liquors to suit every taste and preference. Shop our extensive collections today and get everything you need to create unforgettable Cinco de Mayo memories.

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