Cinco de Mayo is one of the most festive days of the year; there are parades throughout towns and cities, dancing, dining and drinking. With so much to indulge in, Cinco de Mayo is among our favorite holidays.
It’s also an opportunity for top bartenders and mixologists to show off their cocktail-making skills.
We came across a spectacular Cinco de Mayo cocktail by Brian Matthys of New York City’s The Gander and Corkbuzz.
Called “Las Flores de Mayo,” the cocktail includes DELEÓN® Tequila‘s new Platinum, an un-aged provocative Blanco made from 100 percent Highland agave, a rich, complex agave honey that is slow-fermented and twice-distilled. Other ingredients are verjus (unfermented grape juice), which brings a bit of fruity sweetness, Velvet Falernum to add spice and citrus, and cacao bitters.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday dedicated to celebrating the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Check out the recipe below:
- 2 oz. DeLeón Platinum Tequila
- 1 oz. Verjus
- ¼ oz. Velvet Falernum
- 2 dashes cacao bitters
- Add all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well over ice.
- Strain into a chilled couple and garnish with a thin lime wheel.