It’s Cinco de Mayo, which everyone knows commemorates Mexico’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Right? OK. maybe folks only know it as a day to drink Mexican inspired cocktails.
Berry Bell Margarita
2 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz Cointrea
2 slices red bell pepper
1 bar spoon raspberry preserves
Muddle raspberries with bell peppers in a mixing glass. Add the remaining ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
2 oz. Spicy Avion Silver (scrape the seeds and membranes of 2 jalapenos into one bottle of Avion Silver. When desired spiciness is achieved, strain and rebottle)
4 x 1” pineapple chunks
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. agave nectar
Muddle pineapple, add remaining ingredients and shake. Strain and pour into rocks glass with cilantro salt rim (blend 1 cup of cilantro with 1 cup of kosher salt until incorporated).
2 oz.Montelobos Mezcal
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. simple syrup
Combine ingredients over ice and shake well. Serve over fresh ice in a rocks glass with a salt & black pepper rim and orange slice.