Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Weekend with Tres Agaves — and LOTS of Cocktails to Try!

It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend. Yes, I know yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, but in California, this event/celebratory day is made for weekends! It’s an ideal way to get people together and have fun! These cocktails are courtesy of Tres Agaves. Tres Agaves is a collection of tequilas made from 100% agave. The tequilas are estate-grown and provide you some seriously great flavors in this spirts

1) Mr. Agave & Ms. Tuna
This is a variation of the margarita; la tuna (prickly pear) is wildly harvested and eaten throughout Mexico and even in parts of the USA. You can see the cactus pear present on the Mexican flag, and it’s also the national fruit. The inspiration behind this spicy margarita cocktail is the love Mexicans have for indulging in anything spicy.

 

mr-agave-and-ms-tuna

Ingredients:
2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco
6 drops of the tequila-infused with Habanero
¾ parts Lime Juice
½ part Prickly Pear Puree (such as boiron)
¾ parts Tres Agaves Agave Syrup

Directions: Add all ingredients in the shaker; add ice, shake and strain in coupe or martini glass.

 

 

2) Jalisco Express
This cocktail was created and named in honor of the Tequila Express train in Jalisco, Mexico which took people to the agave fields in the lowlands of the Jalisco region.

 

jalisco-express

 

Ingredients:
2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco
¾ parts Lime Juice
¾ parts Tres Agaves Agave Syrup
1 slice of Jalapeno (no seeds)
2 Cucumber Slices
Pinch of basil (6-8 small leaves)

Preparation:
Place basil in the shaker first, follow with Jalapeno and cucumber slices;
Add agave syrup and muddle.
Add in rest of the ingredients including ice.
Shake, double strain and serve over ice in lowball glass;
Garnish with a Tajin rim.

 

 

3) El Gavilan
This is a variation on the classic Mexican cocktail, the Paloma. In México, there’s a famous song which is named GAVILAN O PALOMA (sparrow or dove). This drink was named in tribute of the popular drink and song.

 

El-Gavilan

 

Ingredients:
2 parts Tres Agaves Reposado
½ part Grapefruit Juice
¾ parts Lime Juice
¾ parts Demarara Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Top with Mexican grapefruit soda (such as squirt or Jarritos)

Preparation:
Add all ingredients except soda in the shaker;
Add ice and shake well
Strain over ice into highball glass
Top off with Mexican soda
Garnish with lime wheel

 

4) Vampiro
This traditional Mexican drink incorporates a riff on the classic sangrita, but instead of the tequila and mix served side by side, it’s blended together and topped off with grapefruit soda.

 

vampiro

 

Ingredients:
.5 parts Tres Agaves Tequila Reposado
5 parts Sangrita*
.5 parts Lime juice
Balance with grapefruit soda (Squirt or Jarritos)

Preparation:
Build the drink in a highball glass by first
Add tequila in the glass,
Add the sangrita mix,
Top off with grapefruit soda,
Stir ingredients together and garnish with grapefruit wheel.
*How to Make the Sangrita
Blend together the following ingredients:
– Pinch of salt
– hot sauce
– Orange juice (from 1 orange)
– Lime juice (4 limes)
– Grapefruit juice (2 grapefruits)
– A touch of ground black pepper

 

5) Tepache Kid
TEPACHE, a traditional fermented pineapple drink in Mexico, has been consumed for hundreds of years- older than the actual country itself. This recipe embodies the history and traditions of our ancestors. My whole family used to drink Tepache. Friends and I would enjoy it from the bicycle street vendor in front of my school before we’d go inside for class. It has deep roots in our culture, which was the inspiration behind creating this original recipe.

 

tepache-kid

Ingredients:

2 parts Tres Agaves Añejo
1 part pineapple puree
1 part tamarind syrup (tamarind paste mixed with equal parts refined sugar and water)
2 dash angostura bitters

Preparation:
Pour all ingredients into the shaker with ice,
Shake and strain on the rocks
Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Learn more about Tres Agaves here: http://www.tresagaves.com/tequilas

If you want an interesting and unusual drink that’s got great flavor, choose one of these cocktails and invite friends over to partake!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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