Make These Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Or the fifth of any month really

May 3, 2019

Cinco de Mayo is a much bigger deal in the United States than it is in Mexico. And it is definitely not, as some Americans think, Mexican Independence Day. Instead, it commemorates one battle, the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the French. But setting all that aside, it is still a perfect day to have a Margarita. Or three. We caught up with Spencer Elliot, the head bartender at the Mondrian Terrace in New York City and he showed us how to make a trio of different Margs: a classic for all you purists, a yuzu tinged version that’s super refreshing and one made with mezcal for a smoky touch.

Have one, have all three and have a happy Cinco.

Classic Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz Patron tequila
1 oz lime juice
.75 oz Cointreau
.25 oz agave

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a rocks glass

 

Fired Up Margarita

Ingredients

1.5 oz Casamigos Blanco
.5 oz Yuzu liqueur
.75 oz lime
.75 oz cucumber juice
.5 oz agave
Smoked salt

Instructions:

Dip a rocks glass in lime juice, then smoked salt.
Add all ingredients but salt to a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into the prepared glass

Split Base Margarita

Ingredients:

1 oz Casamigos Blanco
1 oz Ilegal Mezcal
1 oz lime
.75 oz Cointreau
.25 oz agave

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a rocks glass

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