Cinco de Mayo offers a great excuse for a party in May, complete with lots of delicious Mexican food, ice-cold cerveza, and, of course, tequila. To help plan your Cinco de Mayo party, there are plenty of impressive tequila cocktails and shots to choose from. They're all easy to mix up and the flavors are diverse, so choose a few and enjoy the celebration. Salud!
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This tall, refreshing tequila cocktail shows off the perfect pairing of tequila and grapefruit. For the best paloma, choose a high-quality blanco or reposado tequila and, to keep it authentic, pick up Jarritos Toronja soda.
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The sweet and sour taste of tamarind is also a fantastic complement to tequila. The two shine their brightest in an ice-cold tamarind margarita and it's another genuine Mexican taste that you'll instantly fall for.
Whether you shake it or blend it, this margarita is an absolute delight. Tamarind nectar is readily available in grocery stores and should be in any tequila lover's bar. Don't forget the chili rim, either! It adds a great spice that contrasts the drink's flavors and brings it to a new level of intrigue.
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This semi-sweet shooter relies on lychee liqueur, made from an Asian fruit. When it's combined with tequila, the drink becomes a cultural mix of flavors that is nothing short of fascinating.
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It's sweet, but not too sweet when compared to other decadent cocktails and that's why dulce de tequila is such a fantastic drink. If you're planning a Cinco de Mayo dinner with pan dulce, this is a great choice.
It's a brilliantly flavored cocktail that pairs an aged tequila with a great Cognac. The Cointreau, lime, and agave nectar give it a sweet-sour finish that makes it a great complement for the traditional sugary bread.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Typically associated with autumn's apple harvest, there is no reason why the Chimayo cocktail cannot be enjoyed year-round. It's a popular cocktail in New Mexico and has quickly gained a foothold as one of the best tequila cocktails created.
Simple and delightful, the Chimayo takes hardly any time to mix up. The play of tequila against apple cider and sweet black currants of crème de cassis is a wonderful taste.
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If you enjoy a bourbon old-fashioned, give this reposado Old-Fashioned version a try. It's made the same way and is a fascinating drink that dresses up a fine reposado tequila.
The timing is perfect because bing cherries start to come into season in April, so they should be prime for Cinco de Mayo. If your market doesn't have good nectarines yet, grab similar small orange-like fruit instead. Muddle it all up and enjoy.
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White cranberry juice is not as sweet as the red version that is typically used, which allows the pineapple and tequila to shine. It's also a light-weight drink, so if you're seeking a festive cocktail that's low-proof, it's an ideal choice.
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Are you ready for a truly unique tasting experience? The Guadalajara stretches the boundaries of the average tequila cocktail and it's a whole lot of fun.
The key to this cocktail is the pairing of reposado tequila with Fernet Branca, an Italian digestif, made from a proprietary herbal blend. There is nothing like it and there is no drink like the Guadalajara, which is why it's so enjoyable.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This recipe goes beyond the "just add a pepper" mentality for all things spicy. It classes it up with reposado tequila and an orange liqueur upgrade. That makes it as sophisticated as it is fun, which is just what we're looking for in truly memorable tequila cocktails.