The Other Tequila Cocktails

On Cinco de Mayo, there are three things you are pretty much guaranteed: tequila shots, mariachis and Margaritas. We have nothing against this holy trinity, but we want you to seriously consider shaking up your holiday traditions a bit this year.

While the Margarita is the world’s most famous agave-based cocktail, there are plenty of other delicious concoctions that are worth your consideration. One of our favorites is the classic and incredibly simple Paloma, which combines tequila with fresh lime juice, grapefruit soda and a pinch of salt. It’s perfect for big parties, since you don’t even need a shaker.

Another good recipe to make for a crowd is acclaimed author and advisor Gary Regan’s Mink Coat and No Manners (pictured above). The herbaceous and spicy Don Julio Tequila tipple is a major step up from a standard shooter.

And don’t forget that Mexico produces a second fine liquor: mezcal. This full-bodied and usually smoky spirit works well in The Oaxacan Punch, created by talented New York bartender Tad Carducci. The tasty drink also calls for fresh juices, bitter Italian amaro and refreshing ginger beer.

Now as for mariachis, there is no substitute for the real thing.

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  • Terry Bovey posted 6 years ago

    Hey,we know about all those South Of The Border Drinks here in Tucson,Arizona.Yeah,you all can drink your brains out with them.We can also do that here in Tucson,Az.Whatever you choose to partake in,We want all of you to be safe,and drink wisley,because we here in Tucson,Az know we want to see you all back again,real soon.

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