A Tequila Twist on Cinco de Mayo

a tequila twist on cinco de mayo 1800 silver

1800 MilenioIf you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration this week, you might want to rethink the customary margaritas and shake things up a bit with tequila. The 1800 company offers several varieties, plus recipes to inspire creative cocktails.

One of the newest offerings is 1800 Milenio, a high-end sipping tequila. It will set you back a bit—$225 for a bottle—but you deserve a luxury now and then. This premium extra-aged anejo tequila is matured for forty months in American Oak barrels and then spends four months being finished in French Oak ex-cognac barrels. It has a balanced flavor with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel.

There’s also a new cocktail recipe featuring 1800 Silver that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo. 1800 Silver is crafted from 100% Weber Blue Agave and sells for $33 a bottle.

Mula de Mexico 

2 oz. 1800® Silver

**1 tsp chipotle peppers

Pinch of cilantro

½ oz. cane sugar

¾ oz. lime

1 oz. ginger beer

Directions: Add all ingredients except ginger beer into shaker. Shake and double strain into iced Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with cilantro.

**Substitution: chipotle powder