Here in the USA Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) has become a day for Gringos to drink Mexican beer and do shots of cheap tequila. Most mistake this day as Independence Day in Mexico. Sadly Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. September 16th is Mexico’s Independence Day. September 16, 1810 is when Mexico declared its independence from Spain.
For such a special day no cheap tequila will do. In fact cheap tequila should be left on the store shelves no matter what day it is. Milagro Tequila founded in 1998 by Danny Schneeweiss and Moy Guindi, from Mexico City. While many types of tequila may have a long history, Milagro Tequila has shot to the top because of the best ingredients, attention to detail and no compromise on quality.
To celebrate Mexico’s Independence the people at Milagro have created special drinks. Each drink represents a color in Mexico’s flag, green, white and red. Mix up these cocktails September 16th and celebrate, “viva la independencia!
|Agua Verde (Margarita)|
|Fresh Lime Juice||1||part|
|Garnish: Lime Wheel||1||each|
|Combine ingredients and blend with one cup of ice. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.|
In love with Coconut
Milagro Reposado 1.5 parts
Ancho Reyes 0.5 part
Fresh Lime Juice 0.75 part
Coconut Syrup (Monin) 0.5 part
Ginger Beer 2 parts
Garnish: Roasted Coconut Rim
|The Freshest Sangria||
|Fresh Lime Juice||4||parts|
|Serrano Peppers||3||per patch|
In four shooter glasses, pour Milagro Silver neat. Cut Serrano peppers in half and remove veins, seeds or stems. Blend the halves with remaining ingredients and allow pepper infusion to steep for 2-3 hours. Strain and pour into four separate shooter glasses.