The celebration is just around the corner, so we suggest you get ready to celebrate with these festive, boozy, fun Cinco de Mayo cocktails. Each one boasts Mexico-born William Grant & Sons spirits: Milagro Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Ancho Reyes Verde, and Montelobos Mezcal. ¡Salud!
If you’re a liquor snob, you’ll love the attention to detail in these craft-made, local drinks: Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur provides a complex, smoky, heated undercurrent of spices, or you can turn it up a notch with Ancho Reyes Verde, a fresher, brighter version derived from the poblano chili. The award-winning Milagro Tequila expressions are triple-distilled in small batches from the finest blue agave from the Jalisco highlands. The meticulously-crafted Montelobos Mezcal, made with 100% organically certified agave espadín grown in the shadows of Cerro Montelobos (the Mountain of Wolves) in Oakaca’s Sierra Madre range, achieves extraordinary balance and complexity through a bold integration between agave, fermentation notes and smoke.
Set up your at-home bar, grab some chips and salsa, and get ready to party with these Cinco de Mayo cocktails.
The Freshest Margarita by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Ambassador
2 parts Milagro Silver
¾ parts agave nectar
1 part fresh lime juice
Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel on the rocks.
El Rey de Reyes
1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
1 part Ancho Reyes Original
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 part Rich simple syrup 2:1 Sugar:Water
Small pinch salt
1 dash Angostura
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake hard and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Spicy Milagro Paloma by Jaime Salas
1 ½ parts Milagro Reposado
½ part Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
½ part Fresh Lime Juice
3 parts Grapefruit Soda
Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of the glass and salt half the rim. Add ice, Milagro Reposado, Ancho Reyes and grapefruit soda. Squeeze a wedge of lime and discard.
Garnish with a thin grapefruit wheel.
Pineapple and Nutmeg by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons Director of Brand Advocacy
2 oz Milagro Reposado
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Pineapple Juice
½ oz Agave Nectar
Garnish with a pineapple leaf and freshly grated nutmeg
Combine ingredients and shake well
Smoked Pear Margarita by Charlotte Voisey
1 ½ oz Milagro Silver
¾ oz Montelobos Mezcal
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Nectar
½ oz Fresh Pear Juice (muddle from ripe fruit)
Garnish with a dehydrated pear slice and a sprinkle of sea salt
Combine ingredients and shake well.
Celebración by Jaime Salas
6 parts Milagro Silver
12 parts Guava Nectar (pink)
2 parts Ginger simple syrup
3 parts lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and mix.
Top with Club Soda (Top Chico) or Prosecco
Garnish: Lime Wheels and white edible flowers to resemble guava flowers
Glass: punch bowl, rocks glasses
Ambassador Jaime Salas explains, “The name translates to Celebration. Its Mexican pink color celebrates all that is great about Mexico and Tequila. Its ginger warmth is inviting, the color is vibrant and the taste makes your taste buds rejoice. It’s meant to be shared in celebration with friends and family. Salud!”
Whatever your go-to is for Cinco de Mayo cocktails, we’ve got you covered.