Get an Early Start to Planning Cinco de Mayo

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/8/2013, 1:29 p.m.
Celebrate the Mexican day of freedom and democracy with fresh cocktails made with the ultimate Mexican spirit – tequila! As ...
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Celebrate the Mexican day of freedom and democracy 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

The Freshest Margarita

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

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.