Add Olé To The Day: 6 Margarita Recipes To Try For Cinco De Mayo

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CALIFORNIA — Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday during this year of COVID-19, meaning most Californians will be celebrating at home with Mexican feasts and margaritas. And if your marg-making, bartending skills stop at tequila, mix and a lime, fear not.

The folks at PATRÓN Tequila and Sesión Premium Tequila have shared recipes for six tasty sips. Some are classic, while others are more exotic, melding such flavors as cucumber, coconut, watermelon and rosemary. Take a peek ...

And Happy Cinco de Mayo, from Patch!

Although the recipes call for specific tequila brands, any variety may be substituted.

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Cucumber-Coconut Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver

  • 2 oz Coconut water

  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice

  • .5 oz Simple syrup

  • 7 Thin slices of cucumber, 3 for garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients (including 4 of the cucumber slices) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with remaining 3 cucumbers.

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Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Sesión Blanco

  • 1 ½ oz watermelon juice

  • 1-2 pieces jalapeño, muddled

  • ⅔ oz lime

  • ⅓ oz agave (depending on taste)

Method: Add all ingredients to shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

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Grapefruit & Rosemary Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Sesión Blanco

  • ½ oz Cointreau

  • ⅔ oz Lime

  • 1 oz Ruby grapefruit

  • ⅓ oz Rosemary syrup

  • Rosemary sprig & grapefruit wedge for garnish

Method: Add all ingredients to shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and rosemary sprig.

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Perfect PATRÓN Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz PATRÓN Reposado

  • 1 oz PATRÓN Citrónge Orange

  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice

  • .25 oz Simple syrup, to taste

  • + Lime wheel for garnish

  • + Kosher salt (optional)

Method: Combine ingredients in the cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a salt-rimmed martini or rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Tommy’s Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Sesión Reposado

  • ⅔ oz Lime Juice

  • ⅓ oz Agave

  • Garnish: Slice of Lime

Method: Add all ingredients to shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

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PATRÓN Classic Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver

  • 1 oz PATRÓN Citrónge Orange

  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice

  • .25 oz Simple syrup

  • + Lime wedge for garnish

  • + Kosher salt (optional)

Method: Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Optionally, salt half the rim of the glass with kosher salt.

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