3 Tasty Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2015

No Cinco de Mayo party is complete without tequila, so get out your cocktail shakers and whip up some of these festive libations! Your guests will love these tequila cocktails from Hornitos Plata Tequila, a smooth 100% blue agave tequila with beautiful notes of flowers and herbs and a woody almond finish. Our favorite is the Mexican Salute, a sweet and spicy drink with a smoky accent. Ariba!

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1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
½ part sweet vermouth
½ part dry vermouth
½ part Campari®
1 dash Angostura® bitters
Preparation: Stir all ingredients with ice, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Mexican Salute

1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
2 parts lemonade
3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
Salt/smoked paprika rim
Preparation: Rim shot glass with salt and smoked paprika. Mix chilled lemonade, chilled Hornitos® Plata and hot sauce in mixing glass and pour into a tall shot glass.

Spicy Cerveza Cocktail

1 ½ Parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
⅓ Part Lime Juice
⅓ Part Simple Syrup
1 Slice Jalapeño
4 Parts Mexican Lager
Salt Rim
Preparation: Muddle jalapeño in a glass with a salted rim, combine remainder of ingredients except Mexican lager in a shaker, shake vigorously, strain over fresh ice and add Mexican lager.
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