Happy Cinco de Mayo !
Happy Thursday, but more importantly happy Cinco de Mayo! Since Cinco de Mayo just happens to land on a Thursday this year, why not have some Cinco de Mayo inspired drinks? Of course there is the obvious choice of the frozen Margarita but why not try kicking it up a notch with these fun cocktails and a bowl of chips and guacamole.
Grapefruit Agua Fresca
Stir tequila, Cocchi Americano Rosa, grapefruit juice, and honey in a rocks glass filled with ice; garnish with a grapefruit slice and a mint sprig.
Kentucky Club Margarita
Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a chilled margarita glass; dip the rim in salt to coat. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and 1 cup crushed ice. Cover and shake vigorously to chill; strain into the glass.
Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita
In a cocktail shaker, combine tangerine juice, zest, lime juice, and mint. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, mash the mint with the zest. Add tequila and ice to shaker and shake thoroughly until chilled. Strain over a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with mint sprig and tangerine peel twist, and serve immediately.
For more Mexican cocktail recipe ideas, you can visit http://www.saveur.com/gallery/Mexican-Inspired-Cocktails