Happy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5th. Where we commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

 

Although it’s a Mexican holiday, more Americans celebrate the 5th of May than Mexicans. This is because the Battle of Puebla occurred while America was embroiled in the civil war: Mexicans living in the United States found strength in celebrating the victory against the French in their native country. These celebrations eventually became a huge part of American culture, with the largest celebrations occurring in Los Angeles.

And to celebrate, our amazing team of mixologists at The Resort at Pedregal have perfected the taste of our signature margaritas. Speaking of which, is one of the most consumed drinks on Cinco de Mayo. Today we will be including the refreshingly tangy Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita and our amazing Pedregal Reyes.

Try the recipe at home to wow your guests and slip back to paradise!

PEDREGAL REYES

INGREDIENTS

*2 Oz. Tequila Reposado.

*1 Oz. Ancho Reyes Liquor.

*1 Oz.  Fresh Orange Juice.

*1 Oz.  Fresh Grapefruit Juice.

*1 Oz.  Fresh Lime Juice.

Splash Fresh Pomegranate Juice

*1 Oz.  Pasilla Pepper Syrup.

 

PREPARATION METHOD

Add all the ingredients to the shaker, and strain into a Tumbler Glass with the salt in the half rim and full of ice.

Garnish with Grapefruit and Pepper Tuile.

 

 CUCUMBER JALAPEÑO MARGARITA

INGREDIENTS

*2 Oz. Tequila Blanco.

*1 Oz. Triple Sec.

*1 Oz.  Fresh Cucumber Juice.

*1/4 Oz.  Fresh Jalapeño Pepper Juice.

*1 Oz.  Fresh Lime Juice.

*1/2 Oz.  Ginger Syrup.

 

PREPARATION METHOD

Add all the ingredients to the shaker, add ice and shake, strain into a rocks glass with the salt in the half rim and full of ice.

Garnish: lime wedge, cucumber slice.

 

Salud!

And as a #FunFact, we would like to add that Americans consume millions of avocados on Cinco De Mayo. Though, isn’t just about drinking lots of tequila: it’s also about enjoying Mexican food, including guacamole, a popular Mexican dip made with avocados. The California Avocado Commission estimates that 81 million avocados get consumed on May 5th.