The Sonoran Sunrise is just one way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo without a Margarita.
Everyone loves the Margarita. But if that’s the only tequila cocktail you’re having on Cinco de Mayo, you’re playing it way too safe. Break the routine this year by trying one of these eight surprising and delicious tequila cocktails.
Of course, you can use any leftover Azuñia tequila in a batch of Margaritas. But don’t be surprised if sipping one of these non-Margaritas becomes a new Cinco de Mayo tradition.
This cocktail is easy to fall for.
This crisp cocktail by Mat Snapp of Fox Restaurant Concepts features an alluring mix of floral flavors and organic blanco tequila. The artful use of rose petal mango liqueur, along with the rose and lime garnish, make it a favorite on Valentine’s Day, in addition to Cinco de Mayo.
It’s tough to think of a better way to use fresh strawberries than this.
Raise to the Fraise
Cinco de Mayo is one of the first holidays of summer. So what could be better than a refreshing cocktail that highlights the fruity notes of Azuñia añejo tequila? Be sure to have some fresh strawberries and mesquite honey syrup before making this one.
Don’t leave it up to chance. Make this cocktail for yourself.
There’s an idea from Chinese folklore that the creation of tea is by “pure improbability, not the work or results of man.” The same could be said for this cocktail, featuring an unexpected and delicious mix of Azuñia blanco tequila, apricot brandy, green tea syrup, yuzu and lemon juice. It may not be clear how these ingredients came together, but the guests at your Cinco de Mayo party will be glad they did.
If you’re going to have an iconic tequila cocktail, make it a Paloma.
Many think the Paloma is a more beloved cocktail in Mexico than the Margarita. And it’s hard to argue, especially when you try one made with Azuñia blanco tequila, with a little pamplemousse liqueur added for good measure.