Six Super Cinco Sips

Just like St. Patrick’s Day this year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday in 2018. That means more customers are likely to celebrate the May 5 holiday with tequila or mezcal drinks. Here are a few ideas for cocktails that showcase the spirits of Mexico.

 

Mediterranean Margarita
2 oz. Patrón Reposado tequila
¾ oz. Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur
1 ½ oz. Amontillado sherry
1 oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Agave nectar
Barspoon orange marmalade

Combine ingredients and shake into coupe glass that’s been rimmed with chamoy/tajin mixture. Garnish with a lime peel.

Mixologist Yanaida Prado from Barcelona, Spain, created this recipe. 

 

Latin Lover
(shown atop)
1 oz. Tamarind syrup
1 oz. Ancho Reyes Verde liqueur
1 oz. Ilegal joven mezcal
¾ oz. Lime juice

Build in tin. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint spring and tamarind candy

The mixologists at Toca Madera in West Hollywood, CA created this recipe.

 

Paloma Escobar
Paloma Escobar

Paloma Escobar
1 ½ oz. Casamigos Blanco tequila
2 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
2 oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Simple syrup

Rim a glass halfway with a mixture of dried and ground red chilies, dehydrated lemon or lime zest and kosher salt. Combine tequila, grapefruit and lime juice into a shaker with ice. Strain and pour liquid into glass and top with lime wheel garnish.

The mixologists at STK Toronto created this recipe.

 

 

Morning in Mexico
Morning in Mexico

Morning in Mexico
1 oz. Wahaka Mezcal Espadín
1 oz. Caffe del Fuego Reserve
1 oz. Campari
Dash Xocolatl mole bitters
Pinch of salt

Combine ingredients and stir with plenty of ice. Serve over a large rock and garnish with an orange swath.

Jesse Torres, head bartender at Rosella at the Rand in San Antonio, created this recipe.

 

Glamarita
Glamarita

Glamarita
2 oz. El Jimador anejo tequila
½ oz. Coconut syrup
¼ oz. Tartaric acid adjusted gomme
2 droppers Cinnamon tincture

Add edible glitter to Nick & Nora Glass and combine all ingredients. Give the cocktail a quick stir in glass to get the glitter swirling. Top with edible orchid with 3 candy pearls balanced in the center.

Mixologist Kristine Serrano created this recipe for The Astorian in Astoria, NY.

 

Tierra de Lobos
Tierra de Lobos

Tierra De Lobos (Land Of The Lobos)
1 ½ parts Montelobos mezcal
¾ part Fresh lemon juice
½ part Cardamom syrup (simple syrup can also be substituted)
8 to 12 Fresh blueberries
3 parts Coconut water

Lightly muddle 5 to 9 blueberries in a cocktail shaker then add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well. Fine strain mix over fresh ice into a highball glass. Garnish with 3 blueberries on a cocktail pick.

The mixologists at Montelobos created this recipe.