Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Cicno de mayo cocktails

Margaritas are dandy and all, but this year, we plan on celebrating the Fifth of May with a more sophisticated tequila cocktail. Here are a few delicious choices for Cinco de Mayo cocktails from Camarena Reposado Tequila:

Camarena Grand Slam
From Mixologist Joel Black, Tinga (Los Angeles, CA)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz agave nectar
1-2 slices fresh jalapeƱo
2 cubes fresh pineapple
1 pinch fresh cilantro

Directions:
Muddle all ingredients, except tequila in a shaker tin. Add tequila and ice, shake and strain over fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a pineapple square, jalapeno slice and fresh cilantro.

Cinco de Mayo: Camarena Grand Slam

Strawberry Fields

Ingredients:
2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila
1/2 cup strawberry simple syrup*
2 oz fresh lime juice
Splash of Orange Liqueur
2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped roughly
6 sliced strawberries

Directions:
Muddle basil and tequila in a cocktail shaker. Add *strawberry simple syrup, lime juice and orange liqueur. Fill with ice, shake and strain into a high ball glass over ice. Garnish with sliced strawberries on the rim and ribbons of basil mixed in the drink.

*Strawberry Simple Syrup – combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 4-5 strawberries, sliced in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Cool the syrup, then strain.

Cicno de Mayo: Strawberry Fields

San Francisco Smash

From Mixologist Duggan McDonnell, Cantina (San Francisco, CA)

Ingredients:
2 oz Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon agave nectar
2 dashes orange bitters
1 oz of soda water
Lemon wheels and mint sprig for garnish

Directions:
Muddle cucumber thoroughly in shaker tin. Add Camarena Tequila, lemon juice, agave nectar and orange bitters. Add ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a tall, ice-filled glass, and top with soda water. Garnish with lemon wheels and a mint sprig.

Cinco de Mayo: San Francisco Smash

Silver Breeze

From Mixologist Shaher Misif, Cantina (San Francisco)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
1/2 oz California Sauvignon Blanc
4 Kumquats (or 1 mandarin as substitute)
3 Basil leaves
3 oz soda water

Directions:
Muddle kumquats and basil in a bucket glass. Add ice, tequila and Sauvignon Blanc. Top with soda water and stir. Garnish with strips of basil and a kumquat.

Cinco de Mayo: Silver Breeze

 

 

  

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