Let’s Make Tequila Cocktails For Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is Friday and we’ve got some great tequila cocktails to celebrate the holiday. Pop in to the shop for tequila and other needs and then enjoy some deliciousness as you toast the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla.
Y’all Want This Party Started Right
Cinco de Mayo is definitely a time for tequila drinks and we think it’s also a good time to serve up Insta-worthy cocktails. Go retro and start with a tequila sunrise. This simple drink of tequila, oj and grenadine is quick to make and yields impressive pictures.
How To Make A Tequila Sunrise
Serve this gorgeous cocktail in a collins or other tall, thin glass.
3 oz orange juice
Don’t stir this drink, otherwise you will lose the distinct layers that make it so perfect for Instagram.
Pro tip: Boil water and allow to cool down a little before using it to make ice cubes. This is how you get gorgeous, clear cubes that look the best in drinks.
Y’all Want This Party Started Quickly
Let’s face it: the quickest way to start the party is with shots. Keep it Instagram worthy by making these beautiful Slushy Margarita Shots (credit: Delish).
Concoct 4 Slushy Margarita Shots
6 oz tequila
Pro tip: Can’t find agave? Don’t worry. Just use honey!
Pace yourself to avoid brain freeze. If it happens anyway flatten your tongue against the roof of your mouth. This is the quickest cure.
For a simple, gorgeous drink you can serve to everyone from your mother-in-law to your coworkers, consider these champagne margaritas from Delish. Serve in flutes.
Class It Up With Champagne Margaritas
½ cup fresh lime juice
1 cup silver tequila
½ cup orange liqueur
1 bottle champagne
Lime wedges and salt for rim
Pro tip: make the pitcher ahead of time but don’t add champagne. Before serving put the champagne in serving ware and then pour the mixture over. This will mix the drink without killing the bubbles.
This gorgeous cocktail, the Spicy Watermelon (credit: Cosmopolitan), is sure to get some major love on Instagram and you’ll love its unique taste. Serve this puppy in a rocks glass and garnish it with a chili sliced lengthwise. If you really want to impress, make ice cubes each with a slice of chili. Don’t forget to boil the water first and then let it cool for the clearest cubes possible!
Now That's A Spicy Watermelon
Fresno chili, sliced
1 ½ oz tequila
½ oz lime juice
2 oz Tropicana Watermelon drink
Get Your Supplies!
Come on down to Jersey Wine & Spirits to stock up on tequila and other liquors to make these or any other delicious cocktails! And, be sure to tag us on Instagram and use the hashtag #cincodemayococktails so we can see your gorgeous drinks.