Sorry, I think I meant that it is on a Saturday. That means I don’t have to find an excuse to celebrate. I do have to find a drink however. To that end, I asked some fancy pants resorts in Mexico what I could drink if I were in their bar. They sent me recipes. Get your tequila out and join me.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos Mexico
Las Ventanas is famous for their signature Jalapeno Margarita – best described as “Where the Sweet meets the Heat”. The balance of sweet and spicy is perfect complement to Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
1 Jalapeño Pepper
1.5oz of Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1oz Lime juice
3/4 oz of Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Contreau
Carefully slice your jalapeño and remove the seeds, use just the half of the Chile and pour the mixture into the blender until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into Margarita glasses rimmed with coarse salt & chili powder filled with ice.
Damiana Margarita – Signature Cocktail
CostaBaja Resort & Spa, La Paz Mexico
Damiana Liqueur is a light herbal-based liqueur from Mexico. It’s made with the damiana herb that grows native in Baja California, Mexico. The Damiana Margarita is very popular in Baja and Mexican margarita folklore says that the very first margarita ever made was made with Damiana Liqueur.
1.5 oz. Tequila
0.5 oz. Damiana Liqueur
0.5 oz. Controy liqueur
0.5 oz. Lemon juice
0.25 oz. Orange Juice
Serve in salt-rimmed glass and garnish with lemon slices
Fresa y Lavanda Margarita
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Fragrant lavender grows wild in the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The resort has fused the local ingredient unto a unique take on the margarita that is both sweet and herbal. Local lavender is supplied through the Lavender Project, an initiative to help support the pueblo of nearby Rancho La Colorado funded by U.S non-profit St Anthony’s Alliance. The Lavender Project is a cooperative in the small rural town, about 35 miles north of San Miguel de Allende, raising organic lavender for soaps, oil, honey and other products. Proceeds from the Lavender Project fund a breakfast program for 60 children of La Colorada.
2 ounce Tequila Reposado
1 ounce de Cointreau (Orange liquor)
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce strawberry puree
3 Lavender blossoms
Fill blender with all ingredients, Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.