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9 cocktail recipes to make your at-home Cinco de Mayo extra spicy

Nine Mexican-inspired cocktail recipes to make your stay-at-home Cinco de Mayo extra spicy.

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Taco Tuesday this year and as fate would have it, the world is under a pretty rigid quarantine forcing the closures of your favorite taquerias and carniceria so you won’t be able to order $2 tacos or jumbo pitchers of strawberry margaritas. But don’t fret, grab some chips the next time you go to the grocery store and the supplies for your favorite cocktail recipe (provided below) and host your own Cinco de Mayo from the comfort of your couch.

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

  • 2 ounces Corralejo Silver Tequila
  • 4 slices of cucumber
  • 2 slices of jalapeno
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • 1-ounce lime juice

Method:

Rim your glass with salt
Add cucumber and jalapeno to the shaker and gently muddle
Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker
Shake to chill and combine ingredients
Fine strain into a low-ball glass
Garnish & Enjoy!

Tanteo Tequila Spicy Sandia Margarita

  • 2 ounces Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
  • 2 ounces  Watermelon Purée
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup (Or Agave Nectar)
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Method: 

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled Champagne Coupe Glass.
Garnish with a watermelon slice

Spicy Ginger Margarita

  • 2 ounces Los Arango Blanco Tequila
  • 1-ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce ginger simple syrup
  • 3 slices fresh cut jalapeño
  • Tajín for rim

Method:

Rim your glass with Tajín
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake to chill and combine ingredients
Fine strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice
Garnish & Enjoy!

Corralejo Tequila Spicy Pineapple Paloma

  • 2 ounces Corralejo Silver Tequila
  • ½ ounce grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ sliced Serrano pepper
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • Pineapple soda (to top)
  • Tajín (for rim)

Method:

Rim your glass with Tajín
Add all ingredients except the bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
Strain into your glass over fresh ice
Top with pineapple soda
Garnish & Enjoy!

Tanteo Tequila Dove Love Paloma

  • 2 ounces Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 ounces Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Agave Nectar

Method: 

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
Garnish with a lime slice or a Jalapeño slice

“In Mexico, margaritas are reserved for the Gringos (a non-hispanic – usually American). The Paloma (Dove in Spanish) is the classic Mexican drink. We do a slight twist by using fresh grapefruit juice and Tanteo Jalapeno for a little extra kick.”

Strawberry Basil Paloma

  • 2 ounces Los Arango Reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • 2 chopped strawberries
  • 5 basil leaves
  • Soda to top
  • Smoked sea salt for rim

Method:

Rim your glass with smoked sea salt
Combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake to chill and combine ingredients
Fine strain into a hi-ball glass over fresh ice
Top with soda
Garnish & Enjoy!

Los Arangos Rose

  • 2 ounces Los Arango Añejo Tequila
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ ounce grenadine

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake to chill and combine ingredients
Fine strain into a coupe glass
Garnish & Enjoy!

Corralejo Tequila Pineapple & Blackberry Margarita

  • 2 ounces Corralejo Reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • 5 fresh blackberries
  • Salt (for rim)

Method:
Salt the rim of your glass
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
Strain into your glass over fresh ice
Garnish & Enjoy!

Corralejo Tequila Spicy Grapefruit Sour

  • 2 ounces Corralejo Reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce jalapeño simple syrup
  • 1 egg white

Method:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
Strain out ice and shake hard again
Strain into your glass
Garnish & Enjoy!

Drink responsibly and enjoy your stay at home Cinco de Mayo. Follow along with FanSided for all your sports and entertainment news from around the world.

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