Add some spice to your holiday drink lineup with El Mayors Cilantro Jalapeño Smash; a refreshing mix with a kick.

The family at El Mayor has been crafting stunning agave spirits for over four generations. Lead by master distiller Rodolfo González, the brand crafts five tequila expressions at their distiller in Jalisco.

The collection includes a classic Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, Extra Añejo, and Cristalino. The Blanco, used in their cocktail below, is an award winning expression with a clear bright color. You’ll notice clean and floral notes with a spice undertone on the nose and a clean, crisp flavor with full agave flavor and notes of florals and pepper. The Blanco pairs well with ceviche and sushi.

El Mayor Cilantro Jalapeno Smash

El Mayor Cilantro Jalapeno Smash

Photo by Lucianna McIntosh

El Mayor Cilantro Jalapeno Smash

Recipe by Julianna McIntosh


  • 1 1/2 oz. El Mayor Blanco Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Jalapeño Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Blood Orange Juice
  • Cilantro sprigs
  • Lime wheels
  • Jalapeños
  • Seltzer water
  • Tajin

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice, pour tequila, simple syrup, blood orange juice, and lime juice and shake! Rim glass with tajin. Double strain liquid from shaker into rimmed glass.

Top with desired seltzer water. Garnish with lime wheels, jalapeño slices, and cilantro.