Articles Tagged: Tequila

The Old Fashioned 101

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Paloma

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Margaritas are a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But they’re not the only way! Here’s one of my favorite tequila cocktails, the Paloma. This cocktail is a tall, cool and not too sweet. Tequila, lime and grapefruit juice (or soda). So nice on a hot day.

Ingredients:
2 oz tequila (blanco or reposado)
1 oz lime juice
4-5 oz grapefruit juice or soda
1 pinch of salt

Directions:
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Mango Margarita

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Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.Read more

Piña Perfection Margarita

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By Brian Van Flandern, Tequila Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador

Ingredients:
1 ¼ oz Tequila Don Julio Añejo
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
¼ oz simple syrup
Sprig of fresh rosemary, garnish

Directions:
Muddle fresh rosemary into a cocktail shaker. Add Don Julio Añejo, fresh lime juice, fresh pineapple juice, and simple syrup into the cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with sprig Read more

Chipotle Sangrita

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Ingredients: 

2 oz tomato juice
1 oz chipotle mix*
¼ oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
¼ oz A1 steak sauce
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash black pepper
Dash celery salt
Pinch of salt

Directions:
Pour all ingredients (except for Corzo Silver) into a large shot glass and gently stir. Pour Corzo Silver into a separate shot glass. Serve with lime wedge and enjoy by sipping side-by-side.

*Chipotle mix

Ingredients:
1 – 8 oz can of chipotle … Read more

Margarita

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This drink is a real treat from South of the Border! Take a cocktail glass and rub the lime wedge around the rim, dip rim in the salt.… Read more

What is Cinco de Mayo?

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May 5th marks the day that Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862. Interestingly, Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated in Mexico. Here are a few little known facts about Cinco de Mayo:

    California started celebrating Cinco de Mayo in 1863 (with national celebrations in the United States starting in the 1940s)
    Cinco de Mayo is credited with helping the Union win the Civil War (by preventing the

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Raspberry Margarita

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This blended cocktail is perfect for Cinco de Mayo … or any other day!

Ingredients:
2 oz tequila blanco
1 cup fresh raspberries
½ oz orange juice
½ oz agave nectar
Half a lemon, juiced

Directions:
Blend in blender with ice and serve in a champagne flûte.

Photo by Traveling Fools of America.
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Tips for Spicing Up Your Margarita

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If you love the spice, as I do, why not add a little heat to your Cinco de Mayo margaritas? From easy-peasy to a wee bit involved, here are some ways to spice it up:

    Instead of a plain salt rim, use a combination of kosher salt and cayenne pepper OR kosher salt and chili powder to rim your glass. We have simple instructions on how to rim a glass, if you need a refresher.

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Sidra de la Mula (Apple Cider Mule)

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Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann
Elixir, San Francisco, CA

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Espolón tequila blanco
12 oz bottle of Sidral Mundet
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 squeeze of a lemon slice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a 16 oz cup of ice and stir.

Courtesy of Tequila Espólon.… Read more

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