One of the most popular ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is to drink a Margarita. And sure the original is amazing with its mix of Tequila, Cointreau and Lime Juice but sometimes you need to take even the best classics up a notch.
Below we have four delicious, highly drinkable twists on your favourite Cinco de Mayo cocktail.
Looking for a fresh twist on a classic margarita for Cinco de Mayo? This simple drink is delightfully refreshing and the perfect way to kick off the warm weather.
- 1 1⁄2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata
- 3 oz. blended and strained watermelon juice
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. orange liqueur
Slice watermelon into 1-inch cubes. Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour through a sieve to remove the pulp. Add Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata, watermelon juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously until cold. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a Lime wheel.
Cuervo Peach Margarita
If you’re looking for something to sweeten up your classic margarita, try adding peach! This sweet addition is the perfect way to take your margarita from sour to sweet.
2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Plata
2 oz. lime juice
2 oz. peach nectar
In a shaker, add ice, Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata, fresh lime juice and peach nectar to taste. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass then dip the glass into salt. Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and enjoy! Serves 2. For extra summer refreshment, mix all ingredients in a blender with ice for a frozen version.
Garnish with Lime and Peach slices and salt
Grapefruit and Jalapeño Margarita
Kick things up a notch this Cinco de Mayo with this spicy twist on the classic margarita.
1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
1 oz. of freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz. orange liqueur
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Salt your rim if desired, shake, and pour over ice. You can add the jalapeño into the mixer and mix for a stronger kick, or add to the drink after and let sit for a minute before drinking.
Garnish with fresh jalapeño slices
Sage Lime Smash
If you want to stray from the typical margarita, try something different with the Sage Lime Mash. It’s a perfect blend of flavours and features our Tradicional® Reposado
- 2 parts Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
- 1 tsp agave syrup
- 1/2 lime, quartered
- 3-4 sage leaves
In a shaker, add cut lime, sage leaves, and agave syrup. Muddle ingredients then add Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Reposado and ice. Strain into glasses over ice.
Garnish with Lime