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Drinks Cinco de Mayo 2020: 7 DIY Cocktails To Make At Home

Cinco de Mayo 2020: 7 DIY Cocktails To Make At Home

Cinco de Mayo 2020: 7 DIY Cocktails To Make At Home
By Ryanne Co
By Ryanne Co
May 04, 2020
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some of these easy DIY cocktails that’s perfect to make at home!

The fifth of May is upon us once again. Cinco de Mayo, originally celebrated as a day of  victory for the Mexicans, has evolved into an overarching celebration of their culture and heritage. This year, the fiesta continues even while in quarantine. At home, we’re mixing up some delicious cocktails that's perfect to celebrate with! So come on, bring out your tequila bottles and Mexican beer cans, and let’s get mixing. 

Read also: After A Long Day Of Lockdown, How "Essential" Is A Drink?

Paraluman

What's Cinco de Mayo without tequila? Try this Patrón Perfectionist winning recipe at home!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz of Patrón Silver
  • 0.5 oz of dry vermouth
  • 0.5 oz of sampaguita cordial
  • 0.3 oz of lychee juice
  • 3 dashes of grapefruit bitters
  • Tonic water

Method

  1. Combine all liquids into a mixing glass and stir. 
  2. Pour into a highball glass and top off with tonic water.
  3. Add grapefruit bitters as garnish. 

Jalapeño Spiked Bourbon Julep

Try something spicy with this jalapeño spiked bourbon julep! It's as refreshing as it is exciting. All you need are as follows: 

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce of Jalapeño Simple Syrup (1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water,  and 2 jalapeño peppers)
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ½ ounces of 1792 Bourbon
  • Club Soda
  • 1 very thinly sliced jalapeño round

For the full recipe, check here.

Caipirinha

Take a sip out of a caipirinha: it sounds exotic but it’s so easy to make! As the national cocktail of Brazil, you can bet that it's going to be a hit at any party. 

Ingredients

  • Lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 ounces of Cachaça

For the full recipe, see here

Frozen Grape Sangria

Cool down with a refreshing glass of grape sangria. The tartness of the grapes go suprisingly well with the apples and grape juice. 

Ingredients

  • 1  3/4  pound of  seedless green grapes
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of superfine sugar
  • 2 bottle medium-bodied red wine (such as Merlot)
  • 1 cup of  Concord grape juice
  • 1/2 cup of Grey Goose vodka
  • 4 cups of ice 

For the full recipe, click here

Michelada

A true Cinco de Mayo  celebration isn’t complete without a Michelada. It’s spicy, tangy, exciting, and just as exciting as you may think! 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Juice of 1 lime plus 1 lime wedge
  • 2 cups of  ice
  • 3 ounces of  tomato juice (1/3 cup)
  • 4 dashes of Tabasco
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • One 12-ounce chilled Mexican-style beer

For full recipe, click here

Pineapple Mango Daiquiri

Nothing quenches summer thirst more than this pineapple mango daiquiri! Enjoy your favourite summer fruits in one drink. 

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of Tanduay Silver
  • 2 ounces of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup filtered
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish

For full recipe, click here

Piña Colada

Nothing spells festivity during the summer like a piña colada! And if you like them...check this recipe out. 

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of Don Papa Masskara 
  • 4 ounces of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cups of  fresh pineapple chunks, plus more for garnish 
  • splash pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 maraschino cherries

For full recipe, click here

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