Cinco de Mayo is a great day to explore some of tequila’s most interesting and complex expressions on the market today.

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123 Tequila

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We love small-batch, artisanal and especially hand-bottled, organic spirits. This Cinco de Mayo mix up a celebratory tequila cocktail using an exceptionally sustainable spirit like 123 Organic Tequila. Check out these great recipes created by Jason Eisner for Gracias Madre.

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Papi Churro

Papi Churro

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 123 Organic Extra Anejo (Diablito)
  • 1/2 oz. House-made Sarsaparilla (or use Mexican Coke, or a store bought sarsaparilla)
  • 2 dashes Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters
  • Orange Oil

Preparation: Add ingredients to crystal mixing tin. Stir. Strain into a coupe, and using a swatch of orange oil, gently mist the top of the cocktail. Garnish with a churro.


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Witches Brew

Witches Brew

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 123 Organic Tequila Anejo (Tres)
  • 3/4 oz. Carpano Antica Formula
  • 1/2 oz. Benedictine
  • 1/4 oz. Mezcal Espadin

Preparation: Stir. Strain into specialty coupe. Add 2 inch chunk of smoke bomb love magic (aka dry ice).


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Muerte o Gloria

Muerte o Gloria

Created by Sergio Serna

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. El Luchador Organic Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice
  • 1/4 oz. Agave
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice, double strain into a cocktails glass. Garnish with a lime peel.