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Happy Cinco De Mayo – Try These Great Drink Recipes!
by Stuart Brazell

Happy Cinco De Mayo everybody!  We all know Americans will take over any holiday to have a good time and Cinco De Mayo is no exception.  So if you too want to get in on the action, here are some fab drink recipes to request at your local bar or to throw your very own party!

Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita

1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco      
1 ounce blood orange puree
1 jalapeño, muddled
Splash of lime juice
Splash of agave syrup

In a Boston shaker, muddle jalapeño. Add Don Julio Blanco, orange puree, lime juice and agave syrup to cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well. Strain into a margarita glass over ice.

Recipe courtesy of New York City Mixologist Elayne Duke.

Cucumber Muddle

1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco    
1 ounce St. Germain
4 cucumber slices, muddled
1/2 ounce agave syrup
1/4 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon of orange bitters

In a Boston shaker cocktail glass, muddle four cucumber slices. Add Don Julio, St. Germain, agave syrup, lime juice and orange bitters to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over ice.

Recipe courtesy of New York City Mixologist Elayne Duke.

Watermelon and Apple Margarita

2 oz Herradura Silver tequila    
1/2 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Agave nectar
1 oz Watermelon juice
1 oz Pressed apple juice
1 apple fan

Place all liquid ingredients in a Boston glass or a shaker. Shake hard and strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with an apple fan and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Herradura.

Negroni Leoni

1 ½ oz “Santa Teresa 1796″ Rum    
½ oz Ilegal Joven Mezcal
½ oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
¼ oz Campari

Combine ingredients, stir and serve in a rocks glass over two ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe courtesy of Michael Neff of Ward III.

Stuart Brazell

Co-Founder of DirtyandThirty.com Stuart Brazell has talent, brains and beauty as distinctive as her name. She’s a fab, fierce, femme who always speaks her mind whether in person or online (just ask her husband). The social butterfly knows how to work a room and dress for every occasion. Equally comfortable on a red carpet or at a yoga retreat, she’s the sassy southern belle who friends call when in need of advice or just plain fun.

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