Recipes: Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To get in the festive spirit, here are a few tempting cocktails (with tequila, of course) to shake up at home:

Corralejo Margarita
1 1/4 oz. Tequila Corralejo
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Triple Sec
Dash of Lemon Juice

Mix ingredients and serve.

Casa Noble Organic Margarita
2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz fresh lime juice (or the juice of 1 whole lime)
¾ oz La Sierra agave nectar

Mix ingredients and serve.

Created by Mixologist Alex Straus
The Rockin Paloma
2 oz Cabo Wabo Reposado
3 medium Cucumber slices
1/2 oz Lime Juice (fresh)
6 oz Grapefruit Soda
1/4 oz Grenadine
Salt for rimming
1 Cucumber Slice (garnish)

Add Cabo, lime juice, and cucumber to pint glass, muddle, add ice and shake vigorously. Add soda to shaker and stir. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass with a salted rim. Drop the grenadine on top and allow it to mix in. Garnish with cucumber slice, serve and enjoy.

The Prickly Margarita
2 oz Cabo Wabo Anejo
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Prickly Pear Puree
1 medium Jalapeño Slice
1/4 oz Amaretto
1 Lime Wheel (garnish)

Place all ingredients, except amaretto in a shaker, muddle jalapeno, add ice, and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass, float amaretto on top, garnish with a lime wheel, and serve!

The Firecracker
2 oz Cabo Wabo Blanco
3 dashes of Hot Sauce
2 small slices of Serrano Pepper
1 oz Fresh Orange Juice
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz Orange Curacao
1 Orange Twist

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Tequila Sunset
1 1/2 oz Cabo Wabo Blanco
1 oz Pomegranate Juice
1/2 oz Framboise Liqueur
3/4 oz fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
3 oz Soda Water
Lemon Twist (garnish)

Place Cabo Wabo, lemon juice, and agave nectar in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Stir in soda water, and top with Framboise and pomegranate. Mix into drink and serve with a lemon twist.

The Blazin’ Shooter
1 1/2 oz Cabo Blanco Tequila
3 dashes Tabasco Sauce

Cover the bottom of a shot glass with Tabasco sauce and fill the rest with tequila. Finish with a lime wedge.

Madras Crush
From Roaring Fork (available through May 9)
1.5oz Herradura Silver
.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Finest Call Simple Syrup
3 Pieces Orange, squeezed
½ Lime Cut in Pieces

Muddle ingredients. Shake over ice. Pour into a tall glass.
Garnish: Lime wedge

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