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Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

For millions, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.  For others, it’s simply another excuse to drink during the day.  Whichever set you belong to, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a traditional Mexican cocktail.

The below cocktail recipes were provided by Tequila Cazadores and Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila:

Cazadores Paloma

2 ounces Cazadores Blanco Tequila
1 ounce grapefruit soda
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Splash of club soda, optional

Pour all ingredients over ice in a salt-rimmed Collins glass.

Cazadores Margarita

1 1/2 ounces Cazadores Reposado Tequila
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
1 ounce simple syrup.

Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass over fresh cracked ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.  For a healthier alternative, cut the simple syrup to 1/2 ounce.

Ginger Dobel

1 1/2 ounces Maestro DOBEL Diamond Tequila
1/2 ounce ginger beer
1/2 ounce lime juice
Splash of soda

Build over ice in a rocks glass.

Dobel and Germain

1 1/2 oz Maestro DOBEL Diamond Tequila
1 1/2 oz St-Germain
1/2 oz Champagne
1/2 oz Lemon juice

Shake tequila, St-Germain and lemon juice with ice, and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Written by Kevin Gray

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