Each year on September 16th, Mexico celebrates its independence with plenty of festive parades, parties, food and, of course, tequila!

Make a toast to Mexico’s Independence by mixing up one of these delicious tequila tipples. Salud!

Mexican Martini

Mexican Martini

Photo Courtesy of El Original

Mexican Martini

Courtesy of Garrett Flanagan for El Original

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz. Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Olive Juice
  • Olives

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice, pour into martini glass, garnish with olives and enjoy!


Agua Verde Margarita

Agua Verde Margarita

Photo Courtesy of Milagro Tequila

Agua Verde (Margarita)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Milagro Silver
  • 1/4 oz. Avocado
  • 3 Cucumber Slices
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
  • Lime Wheel (for Garnish)

Preparation: Combine ingredients and blend with one cup of ice. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.


In Love with the Coconut

In Love with the Coconut

Photo Courtesy of Milagro Tequila

In Love with Coconut

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Milagro Silver
  • 1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Coconut Syrup (Monin)
  • 2 oz. Ginger Beer (to Top)
  • Toasted Coconut (for Garnish)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coconut rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice, top with ginger beer and enjoy.


The Freshest Sangria

The Freshest Sangria

Photo Courtesy of Milagro Tequila

The Freshest Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Milagro Silver
  • 4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 8 oz. Grenadine
  • 3 Serrano Peppers

Preparation: In four shooter glasses, pour Milagro Silver neat. Cut serrano peppers in half and remove veins, seeds and stems. Blend the halves with remaining ingredients and allow this pepper infusion to steep for 2-3 hours. Strain and pour into four separate shooter glasses.


The Marguerite

The Marguerite

Photo Courtesy of 1800 Tequila

The Marguerite

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. 1800 Reposado
  • 1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Fino Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • Soda Water (to Top)
  • Grapefruit Twist (for Garnish)

Preparation: Shake all ingredients (except soda water) with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.