Cinco de Mayo

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/5/2013, 5:31 p.m. | Updated on 4/5/2013, 5:31 p.m.
Happy Friday! Now that Spring is officially upon us and Cinco de Mayo is exactly a month away, there’s no ...

Happy Friday! Now that Spring is officially upon us and Cinco de Mayo is exactly a month away, there’s no better way to celebrate the Mexican day of freedom and democracy than with fresh cocktails made with the ultimate Mexican spirit – tequila! As is with cooking, a drink can only be as good as the ingredients with which it is made, so make sure you use only the freshest and the very best. There are a plethora of tequilas on the market, but only one took home the Chairman’s Trophy for Silver Tequila at this year’s Ultimate Spirits Challenge – Milagro. The brand’s Reposado and Añejo variants are also award winners and boast stronger flavors than their counterparts, due to longer aging in oak barrels.

The Freshest Margarita

A margarita is the most traditional of all tequila cocktails and you cannot celebrate Cinco de Mayo without one.

Ingredients:

2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila

3/4 parts Milagro Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Combine all three ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a thin lime wheel. Salt optional.

Veracruzana

Veracruzana

Veracruzana

This cocktail is an ode to Mexico’s oldest and largest port, and is also home of the sweet Veracruz pineapple.

Ingredients:

2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila

3/4 parts Milagro Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

4 Pineapple Chunks

2 Basil Leaves

Muddle pineapple and basil leaves in a Boston shaker glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with pineapple and basil.

Carpe Dia

Carpe Dia

Carpe Dia

Dear Francis,Inspiration to “sieze the day” with this fruity and fresh cocktail.

Ingredients:

2 parts Milagro Añejo Tequila

3/4 parts Milagro Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

5 Blackberries

2 Sage Leaves

Muddle fruit and herbs in a Boston shaker glass. Add other ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with blackberry and a sprig of sage.