Cinco de Mayo sips

 

Looking for some unique sips this Cinco de Mayo? Try one of these tequila-based cocktails.

Cinco de Mayo Clink 2011

By Aurora Rodriguez

Seeking something unique to sip this Cinco de Mayo? Miami.com has some ideas for you. How about some of these amazing-tequila based cocktails? You can find them at some local spots and all of them you can mix at home to impress your friends at your yearly party. Salud!

 

Camarena Margarita
Prepare a cocktail filled with ice.
Add 2 ounces of Camarena Silver Tequila, squeeze in half a lime, lemon and orange.
Add ½ ounces of Cointreau and ½ ounces of pure agave nectar.
Shake vigorously and pour over ice into a chilled rocks glass with a salted rim. 
Garnish with an orange slice.

F.Y.I.
Cocktail is $11 at Christy’s Restaurant, 3101 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Miami; 305-446-1400.

 

Porch Pounder
Prepare a mixing glass.
Add 1½ an ounce of silver tequila, ¾ ounces of fresh lemon juice, ½ ounces of agave nectar, 3 dashes Angostura Bitters, 2½ ounces of fresh brewed iced tea.
Add ice, shake and pour into highball glass. 
Garnish with a channeled lemon wheel.

F.Y.I.
Cocktail is $12 at The Grill on the Alley, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-466-7195.

 

Piña Perfection Margarita
By Brian Van Flandern, Tequila Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador

Muddle fresh rosemary into a cocktail shaker.
Add 1 1/4 ounces Tequila Don Julio Añejo, ½ an ounce fresh lime juice, 1 ounce of fresh pineapple juice, ¼ an ounce of simple syrup.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass.
Garnish with sprig of fresh rosemary.

F.Y.I.
Cocktail is around $18 at Philippe at the Gansevoort Hotel, 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-0250.

 

French Margarita
Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Add 1.5 ounces of Grand Marnier, 0.75 ounces of premium tequila, 1.5 ounces of lime juice, and 1.5 ounces of fresh-squeezed simple syrup.
Squeeze in 2 lime and 2 orange slices.
Shake.
Strain and serve into a margarita glass over ice.
Garnish with an orange slice.

F.Y.I.
Cocktail is around $13 at Rosa Mexicano South Beach, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-695-1008.

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