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It's Cinco de Mayo, which has basically become "Cinco de Drinko" in the US. (FYI: Cinco de Mayo does NOT commemorate Mexico's Independence. Instead, it celebrates the Mexican army's unlikely 1862 defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla.) While some will enjoy drinks at their favorite bars, others will keep things a little more lowkey and toast at home. If you're among the latter group, here are some drinks you might want to try (don't worry. They're not all margaritas):
Riazul Plata “Nuevo Manhattan” – created by Leo Robitschek
1 ½ oz Riazul Plata Tequila
½ oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
½ oz Punt e Mes
½ oz Nonino Amaro
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir and Strain into a coupe
Victory- Available at Toca Madera, Hollywood:
Throw 10-12 leaves of fresh mint in highball
.75oz lime juice
.25 simple syrup
.5 oz Ancho Reyes Liqueur
1.5 oz Herradura Silver Tequila
Build ingredients in tin. Shake and strain into highball. Top off with ice. Add four dashes of the chile arbol infused Peychaud bitters. Garnish with mint sprig.
Petal Pistol from Lock & Key Social Drinkery (Named the best margarita in LA)
1oz Blanco tequila
.5oz hibiscus infused apple jack
.25 simple syrup
1 dash Aztec chocolate bitters
Salt the rim of a rocks glass. Build ingredients over Tajun Ice.
For those counting calories:
Parrot Bay Margarita with Coconut Water
Refrigerate can of Parrot Bay Margarita. Serve over ice. (150 calories)
2 Skinny Drunks Classic Margarita
2 Ounces 2 Skinny Drunks Premium Organic Margarita Mix (45 calories) buy HERE
1 Ounce Premium Tequila
Shake ingredients with ice. Pour over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime.
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