Drinko de Mayo: Five Fantastic Cocktail Recipes

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Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year, you’ll probably want to bump any celebrations you have planned forward a couple days so they land on the weekend. A Tuesday morning tequila hangover is something we wouldn’t wish on even our worst enemies, so to help you prepare for your Cinco de Drinko shenanigans well in advance, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Mexican-inspired cocktail recipes. Enjoy!

Milagro Ancho Paloma

  • 1 ½ parts Milagro Reposado
  • ½ part Ancho Reyes
  • ½ part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 parts Grapefruit Soda

Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of the glass and salt half of the rim. Add ice, Ancho Reyes, and grapefruit soda. Squeeze a wedge of lime and discard. Garnish with a thin grapefruit wheel. 

Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

  • 1 1/2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1/3 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/3 oz. simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 wheels cucumber
  • 1 slice jalapeño

Muddle cucumber, jalapeño, lime juice, and simple syrup together. Next, combine all ingredients in an iced mixing glass. Shake vigorously for ten seconds, then strain all contents into a rocks glass with a salted rim. Garnish with a cucumber and jalapeño slice.

Conquistador

  • 1 ½ parts Milagro Reposado
  • ½ part Ancho Reyes
  • ½ part Crème de Cacao
  • ½ part Manzanilla Sherry
  • 1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters

Chill coupe glass with ice and water and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled and diluted. Discard chilling ice from the coupe, then strain ingredients into it. Using a vegetable peeler, remove a long piece of orange peel. Express the oil over the cocktail, rub the peel around the rim of the glass, and place atop the cocktail.

Mi Casa

  • 1 ½ oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz. Fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz. Agave nectar

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for ten seconds. Strain and serve on the rocks, and garnish with an orange wedge 

El Diablo

  • 1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 splash ginger ale
  • 1 wedge lime

Mix the tequila, cranberry, and lime juice in a highball or rocks glass with ice, stirring gently until color is uniform. Top off with a splash of ginger ale and garnish with a lime wedge.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Tell us about them in the comments below so we can try ’em out!