Tasty tequila recipes for inspired imbibing.
Fun fact: Cinco De Mayo, a day of remembrance to honor the victory of Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla, is more commonly celebrated in America than Mexico. It gained popularity in the States in the mid-20th century as a celebration of Chicano culture, but was glommed on to in the 80s by (who else) large corporations as an opportunity to sell more beer.
While we do take some umbrage with the co-option of cultural significance into a Corona marketing campaign, we'd be giant hypocrites if we said we're going to turn down an appropriately festive cocktail served in an appropriately festive glass.
Scroll below for all the inspiration you need to put down that Coronarita and pick up something a bit more civilized this Cinco De Mayo.
Classic Paloma Recipe
Recipe by The Spruce
Instructions: Rim a collins glass with salt, fill with ice. Add tequila and lime, and stir in grapefruit soda.
Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pineapple juice, agave, lemon juice, and egg white. Shake until foamy, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain mixture into glass and garnish with pineapple.
Instructions: Pour the tequila into one shooter glass. Blend all the other ingredients and pour into the second shot glass. Take the first, and then the second.