As a former tequila publicist, you didn’t really think I’d let Cinco de Mayo come and go without a special post to toast the day!
The only way I will drink a margarita is this recipe for the Partida Margarita. And what ever you do, absolutely no salt rimming the glass. If you use a premium, high-quality tequila like Partida, you do not need salt to cut it.
Here´s for cheering twice! Both the Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo happens to be on may 5th this year.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage to commemorate the French army’s defeat at the hands of the Mexicans at Puebla by the end of the 1900s. And with that goes cheering with tequila. The Derby Day is as we know – a day of never ending mint juleps – and since both are on the same day this year- why not try a new thing and make a Tequila Julep?
0.5 oz sugarcane syrup in a glass or julep cup
Add mint (6-8 leaves) and muddle very lightly, only lightly bruising them to get the oil out – not too hard because then you will release bitter stuff.
Fill up half with finely crushed ice and add your tequila of choice – I took 2 oz of Partida Reposado.
Now stir, add more ice and stir again until the glass is well frosted and heap plenty of ice on top! Garnish with a nice sprig of mint – and don´t forget to slap it to release the fragrance in the air.
Finally ….sip and dream…
I do not recommend drinking on an empty stomach so……
Gaby Dalkin is a private chef/recipe developer/food stylist/photographer and food writer specializing in simple and sassy recipes for the home cook, who doesn’t make it a secret how much she personally loves eating avocado. She’s even having a guac bar at her wedding this summer! So anytime I am seeking a recipe involving guac, I go straight to the source! These sounds like the perfect treat to whip up for Cinco de Mayo—or any time a craving strikes.
For a sweet, fun and colorful ending, Cinco De Mayo Pinata Cookies
Eat & drink up!
If you happen to be so lucky to bet on the winning horse, celebrate with Partida Elegante. Buenos Suerte!