Cinco de Mayo is upon us once again and there’s no better way to celebrate it than with Tequila! Tequila is a fascinating beverage with a rich history. Today the beverage is wildly popular with 100% de Agave brands enjoying the ride. People have discovered the huge difference in full agave tequilas and are requesting them more and more. With the # 1 drink, the margarita, as a base, the future is promising for this south-of-the-border friend. But the margaritas and shooters are not the only way to enjoy this fine spirit! We thought we would feature a couple of recipes from in the Mix for easy to make Tequila drinks other than the traditional Margarita.
Beba bien mi amigo!
Milagro El Pepino
1 ½ oz Milagro Reposado
½ oz Bols Triple Sec
1 oz lime juice
¾ oz simple syrup
4 slices cucumber
4 cilantro leaves
¼ oz eggwhites (optional)
Muddle cucumber and cilantro in a mixing glass. Pour remaining ingredients, shake well with ice and strain into a prechilled cocktail glass Garnished with a thin cucumber slice.
1 oz. Patrón Silver tequila
¼ oz. Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur
Fresh pomegranate juice
Pour Patrón Silver and Patrón Citrónge over ice. Fill with pomegranate juice. Finish with a squeeze of lime. Enjoy.
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Tequila Fun Facts:
• All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila.
• There are close to 1,000 brands registered of tequila.
• The agave is not a cactus, as rumored, but belongs to the lily family and has long spiny leaves (pincas). The specific plant that is used to make tequila is the Weber Blue agave. It takes 8-12 years for the agave to reach maturity.