Being a lover of all things Mexican, the culture, the country and obviously the food and drink, Cinco De Mayo is a fave for me. More than just a random celebration of the fifth day of May, Cinco De Mayo is actually a day that celebrates not the independence of Mexico but rather the date in 1862 when the Mexican military won a battle against a much stronger and bigger contingent from France. Mexico didn’t end up winning that war but the morale that was boosted with that particular victory resonated with laborers and eventually gained traction with the migrant population in the US becoming a day to celebrate national pride for Mexico.
To celebrate this day we collaborated with Patron and Cointreau to make a few irresistible cocktails that would make any Cinco de Mayo party complete.
Who knew a mojito could be made with anything but rum? Patron Silver gives this drink a delicious twist. Using crushed ice makes this drink irresistible.
1 1/2 oz : Patrón Silver
1 cut lime
1 oz : simple syrup
6-8 : fresh mint leaves
lime wedge for garnish
-muddle lime with fresh mint
-add simple syrup and mix
-pour in Patron and soda and stir to combine
-garnish with lime
Patron Mango Lemonade
Mango is the standout in this delicious concoction. A firm believer that mango makes everything ok, try this and wow your guests.
1 oz : Patrón Reposado
1 1/2 oz : mango syrup
3 lemon squeezes
mango slice for garnish
-pour all ingredients over ice and stir to combine
-garnish with mango
Anejo on the rocks
For the purists.
1 1/2 oz : Patrón Añejo
-pour Patron Anejo over ice. Simple as that!
Sometimes you just need to stick to the classics.
1 oz Patron Reposado
2/3 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
Kosher salt for rimming the glass
-rim a pretty glass with Kosher salt
-pour all in a shaker with ice and shake
-pour contents of shaker into your prepared glass and enjoy!
Perfect for a warm night this drink is refreshing and light.
1 1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 juice of a lime
3 oz of sparkling water
Garnish with a lime slice
-pour all ingredients over ice and stir
-garnish with lime and serve