This coming Tuesday marks Cinco de Mayo, a celebration held in both the United States and Mexico to honor the victory of the Mexican army against the French in the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. What does this celebration mean for you? Well, great cocktails made with titillating tequila and great reason to party. If you don’t quite feel like hitting the bars to celebrate, or plan on hosting a celebration of your own, we’ve got some great recipes for you! And please, do try this at home.
2 oz Casa Noble Tequila
1 Corona Extra
Sangrita: 32 oz. tomato juice, 16 oz. orange juice, 4 oz. hot sauce, 2 oz. lime juice, salt and pepper to taste, dash of Maggi and Worcestershire sauce to taste.
Combine all Sangrita ingredients, cover, and refrigerate over night. Serve Sangrita cold in a shot glass along with Casa Noble Tequila and Corona Extra.
1.5 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz. Grenadine
2 oz. Orange juice
Combine Casa Noble and and orange juice in pint glass, and grenadine and ice, then fill with ice-cold Corona Extra. Garnish with orange wheel.
2 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz. agave nectar
Orange Bitters (4 dashes)
Shake all ingredients with ice until chilled. Serve into pint glass and fill with ice cold Corona Extra. Garnish with orange twist.
2 oz. Casa Noble Resposado
1 oz. lime-juice
.75 oz. simple syrup
2 Tbsp. cucumbers, sliced
In short shaker tin, add lime, cucumber, and simple syrup. Add Casa Noble Reposado Tequila and hake vigorously for 10 seconds. Fine strain into a Collins glass and top with Corona Extra.
Twisted Talk: How are you planning on celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Which of these cocktails strikes your fancy? Discuss below!