5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th May 2023 for Tequila
It’s Cinco de Mayo on 5th May and this Mexican celebration is the perfect excuse for some exotic cocktails in addition to the King’s Coronation festivities that weekend. You might want to pick a couple of different tequilas for your cocktails, but whichever you choose, make sure that they are properly made, 100% Blue Weber Agave spirits, made in Mexico, so that they are authentic and delicious. (40% ABV). Apart from the stunning white ceramic bottle, this tequila is the UK’s No.1 best seller* for at home, ultra-premium cocktails and the good news is that it’s easy to find as it’s sold by Tesco and (£35 for a 70cl bottle or just £30 for Clubcard members when on promotion). The bottle is exclusive to Tesco and has the ‘wow’ factor as a host gift if you are attending a party. It’s the real deal: hand-crafted and bottled in Mexico. Next on the list should be a tequila from the fine range. There are five expressions in the collection. All are 38% ABV except for Ahumado at 40%. If you enjoy rich, smoky drinks then the Ahumado and Smoked Pineapple are the ones to pick. Others include Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. Several in the range are available from as well as Selfridges and other online drinks retailers so it’s easy to grab yourself a bottle – or two. Priced from £28.60 this is a snip for such a finely made, authentic range of tequilas.First up,
We serve you two cocktails that are fit for a King. For a Cinco de Mayo brunch or early evening aperitif, mix this riff on a Bloody Mary, the KAH Bloody Juanita. KAH means ‘to life’ so is just the thing to raise a toast.
60ml KAH Blanco Tequila
100ml Tomato juice
15ml Fresh lime juice
3 Cherry tomatoes
5 Drops Tabasco or Jalapeno sauce
10 Drops Worcestershire sauce
Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Blend all the ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with Siracha Sauce and a Tajin rim.
Traditional occasions call for a classic drink. For the cocktail hour, a Rooster Rojo Margarita is a drink to crow about. For a slight twist on the classic, try this Margarita with Smoked Pineapple Tequila instead.
45ml Rooster Rojo Reposado
30ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
15ml Agave Syrup
First rim your glass with salt. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a fine glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge and edible flowers, if available.
Then on 7th May, the UK’s day of jubilation, and 8th May, the Bank Holiday, there’s plenty of time to shake up another tequila cocktail or two with friends and family.