Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. It’s actually September 16th and it is called the “Grito de Dolores” or Scream of Dolores, a common woman’s name in Spanish, but also synonymous with pains. It is also the name of the town where the cry of Independence was uttered. On September 16, 1810 a Roman Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla announced the start of the Mexican War of Independence.
Sure, you can make a Margarita, but this year, why not make something special? Celebrate Mexico’s Independence with some delicious cocktails courtesy of Tequila Ambassador Christopher Miano. He has shared some of his favorite Tequila recipes with us:
“The Paloma is one of Mexico’s most popular cocktails and is making its presence here in New York. This recipe is simple, and the grapefruit soda and fresh lime is the perfect complement to the full flavor of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado.” - Christopher Miano
1.5 oz. Cuervo Tradicional Reposada (25 oz. per bottle)
3 oz. grapefruit soda
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1 slice(s) lime(s)
Rub rim of a tall glass with half a lime and dip into salt. Fill halfway with ice.
Add Cuervo Tradicional and grapefruit soda. Stir well. Garnish with lime slice.
“Think Mexico’s flag: red white and green. That’s why the Bandera is perfect to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! To enjoy this Tradicional Mexican cocktail, sip each shot in that order. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver’s smooth liquid pairs very well with Sangrita and the fresh lime juice.”- Christopher Miano
1 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver
1 oz. Viuda de Sanchez Sangrita
1 oz. Stirrings Clarified Key Lime Juice
Serve each in a separate shot glass. Enjoy sipping in order – Tequila, Sangrita, Lime.