It’s Cinco de Mayo, dear readers! The happiest day of the year if you love a margarita and every one of the members of the Union does. In fact, we decided to create this site over chips, guacamole, and many margaritas so, we owe quite a debt to the cocktail culture of Mexico (or something like that).
Margaritas are a given, certainly, but like anything else in life (our wardrobe selection, our choices in men), we can get stuck in a rut. Why not, then, on this Cinco de Mayo find other ways to incorporate tequila into your life?
I am a firm believer in the Bloody Mary, although I wasn’t always. I used to say that when I saw a Bloody Mary, it seemed like the shrimp cocktail was missing. But I’ve matured, and/or become more of an alcoholic. Your call! Swap out that vodka and give it an agave twist.
There are those who would mix tequila with grapefruit soda to create this cocktail and feel ike that was enough, but resist the urge to imitate those people. I love a Jarritos, but nothing can replace real grapefruit juice and if you’re going that route and your juicer as been sitting neglected, maybe grab a few actual grapefruits and make your cocktail that much more magical.
Here’s where I’m going to tell you to not worry about authenticity and go for rugged simplicity. Got some beer? Got some spices? Then get into a Michelada. If you’re lucky enough to be somewhere warm, then it’ll be refreshing. And if you’re somewhere cold, those spices might warm you up.
I had no evidence of this being able to be an alcoholic drink until I did some googling (see the HuffPost link below), but my love of this drink without alcohol seemed to be a good bet that alcohol could make it even better.
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Enjoy (maybe with some tacos)!