[RECIPES] The Best Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

[RECIPES] The Best Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Liven up your celebration with these holiday-inspired cocktails

May 01, 2013


Try these fabulous cocktails made with Avión, Midori and KAPPA Pisco liquors at your Cinco de Mayo party this weekend.

1) Rita Rioja

¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

¾ oz. Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

1½ oz. Tequila Avión Reposado

Fresh Red Pepper


Rub the rim of a glass with a wedge of fresh lime and dip into some salt. Add some spice to your margarita by muddling a piece of red pepper and a little bit of cilantro to bring out their natural flavors. Add your key ingredient: 1½ ounces Tequila Avión Reposado, and ¾ ounce each of fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Then fill your mixing glass with ice. Give your cocktail a good shake to chill, and strain it into your salted glass. Then, garnish with a piece of red pepper and cilantro. Enjoy!

2) Papaya Smash

1 Slice of Fresh Papaya

¼ oz. Agave Nectar

1 ¼ oz. Avión Añejo

½ oz. Aperol

½ oz. Orange Juice

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Garnish with Fresh Papaya

Add a slice of fresh papaya and agave nectar to your mixing glass. Muddle to release the papaya flavor. Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice, and garnish with a fresh slice of papaya.

3) Classic Midori Margarita

1 oz Midori® Melon Liqueur

1 1Ž2 oz Cabo Wabo ™ Blanco Tequila

1 oz freshly squeezed organic Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

4) Elevated Margarita

2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

½ part Agave Nectar

Combine ingredients in shaker with ice, and shake vigorously.  Fine strain over fresh ice.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

5) Blood Orange Margarita

1½ parts Tequila Avión

¾ part Cointreau Orange Liqueur

1 part Blood Orange Juice

½ part Fresh Sour Mix

In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients with ice.  Shake and strain; best served over fresh ice and garnish with an orange twist.

6) South American Margarita

1.5 oz KAPPA Pisco

0.5 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

0.5 oz agave nectar

1 oz fresh lime juice

Shaken, strained over fresh ice into rocks glass, garnish lime wheel.



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