5 Must-Try Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican holiday, which is celebrated with parades, speeches and, in some Mexican cities, reenactments of the Battle of Puebla, has become a festive holiday in several American cities.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, top New York City mixologists shared easy-to-make cocktails that feature tequila by Tequila Avión.

Border Frappe

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Created by NYC mixologist Esteban Ordóñez

2 oz. Tequila Avión Silver

3/4 oz. Lime juice

1 tbsp. Black currant jam

Blackberry and lime wheel for garnish

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled shaker, shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a Collins or highball glass. Garnish with blackberry and a lime wheel.

Mile High

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Created by NYC mixologist Esteban Ordóñez

2 oz. Tequila Avión Silver

1 oz. Pineapple juice

1/2 oz. Agave nectar

1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice

2 Jalapeños wheels

Pineapple wedge or lime wheel for garnish

Lightly muddle jalapeño wheels and agave nectar in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a large rocks glass that has been rimmed with a mixture of chili powder and salt. Garnish with a lime wheel or pineapple wedge.

Avión (PO) Loma

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Created by Mixologist Justin Dano of Pounds and Ounces in New York City

1.5 oz. Avión Silver

1/2 oz. Lime Juice

1/4 oz. Lemon Juice

3 oz. Grapefruit Juice

2 Slivers Muddled Jalapeño

Soda Water

Ancho Chile Salt, Jalapeño, and Grilled Lemon Wedge for garnish

Combine all ingredients and shake. Salt rim of glass with chile salt. Pour contents of shaker into glass and top with soda. Garnish with grilled lemon and jalapeño. 

Spicy Sage Margarita

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Created by Mixologist Justin Dano of Pounds and Ounces in New York City

2 oz. Avión Silver

3/4 oz. Jalapeño-Infused Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 oz. Orange Juice

1/4 oz. Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Lime Juice

3/4 oz. Simple Syrup

3 Sage Leaves

1 Sage Leaf and Salt for garnish

Muddle sage in a shaker. Add all ingredients. Shake. Double strain. Pour over ice in salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with sage leaf. 

Avión Paloma

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Created by Tequila Avión

2 oz. Tequila Avión Silver

1 oz. Grapefruit juice

1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. Simple syrup

Splash of club soda

Grapefruit slice for garnish

Build ingredients over ice in a Collins glass and stir to chill. Garnish with a lime wedge.

(Photos courtesy of Tequila Avión)

 

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