And on the 5th Day of May…We Drank. Raising a glass to Cinco De Mayo!

Hello all! Below are a few of my favorite tequila/mezcal recipes! If you see me on Cinco De Mayo, chances are I’ll be sipping on one of these beauties! Hope you have a fun day. Be sure to check out my instagram @erekav and share your Cinco De Mayo pics with me!

MI PAIS FELIZ (My Happy Place)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 of a serrano pepper sliced (do not deseed)
  • 2 tbs of cilantro
  • 4 oz. of pineapple juice
  • 2.5 oz. of tequila blanco
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 large ice cube

EQUIPMENT

  • Shaker
  • Muddler
  • Tumbler
  1. To the shaker add the serrano pepper slices and cilantro.
  2. Using your muddler, muddle the serrano pepper and cilantro well
  3. Add ice, pineapple juice and tequila
  4. Seal the shaker and shake for at least 20 seconds (I build in my workouts where I can)
  5. Add the large ice cube to your tumbler.  Pour drink into tumbler
  6. Salute!

MEZCAL NEGRONI “The Mexicana-Italiana”

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1.5 oz. of mezcal
  • 1 oz. of Campari
  • 1/2 oz. of sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 large JUICY orange
  • 1 large ice cube

EQUIPMENT

  • Shaker
  • Tumbler
  1. To the shaker add the ice, mezcal, compari, sweet vermouth and the juice of the 1/2 orange (do not discard the rind of the orange)
  2. Seal shaker and shake for at least 20 seconds
  3. Place large ice cube in tumbler, pour contents of the shaker over into the tumbler
  4. Squeeze the orange rind over the drink to to infuse the essence of the citrus
  5. Salute!

 

MEZCAL TINTO

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5  oz of premium mezcal
  • fresh squeezed juice from 1/2 lime
  • fresh squeezed juice from 1/2 a large lemon
  • 1.5 tbsp of simple syrup
  • approximately 1/4 cup of cabernet
  • 1/2 cup of ice

EQUIPMENT

  • Shaker
  • Tumbler

Shake ingredients 1-4 in a shaker filled with ice. Shake fast for about 1 minute until the ice starts to melt and the drink becomes frothy. Place a large square ice cube into a tumbler. Pour the contents of the shaker over the ice cube. Top the drink with cabernet. SALUTE!

 

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