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5 Killer Cocktail Recipes to make a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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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.

Patron Mojito

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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.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz : Patrón Silver
1 cut lime
1 oz : simple syrup
club soda
6-8 : fresh mint leaves
lime wedge for garnish

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How to:

-muddle lime with fresh mint

-add simple syrup and mix

-add ice

-pour in Patron and soda and stir to combine

-garnish with lime

 

Patron Mango Lemonade

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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

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How to:

-pour all ingredients over ice and stir to combine

-garnish with mango

 

Anejo on the rocks

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For the purists.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz : Patrón Añejo
Ice cubes

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How to:

-pour Patron Anejo over ice.  Simple as that!

 

Perfect Margarita

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Sometimes you just need to stick to the classics.

Ingredients:

1 oz Patron Reposado
2/3 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
Kosher salt for rimming the glass

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How to:

-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!

 

Cointreau Fizz

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Perfect for a warm night this drink is refreshing and light.

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Cointreau

1/2 juice of a lime

3 oz of sparkling water

Garnish with a lime slice

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How to:

-pour all ingredients over ice and stir

-garnish with lime and serve

 

Happy Cinco!

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xx,

[coco]

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “5 Killer Cocktail Recipes to make a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  1. Loved all of the pictures! You are seriously the Queen of hosting parties. I remember you posted ideas on a viewing party perhaps last year or the year before and I used those ideas when I was hosting a movie night.

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