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Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo

Recipes from our local BevMo.

Today is Cinco de Mayo! Que viva la fiesta and BevMo!’s cocktail experts have crafted some killer margarita recipes to spice up your pachanga.

Whether you’re a cork dork or a cerveza fanatic, nothing beats a margarita on Cinco de Mayo!

Here are our five favorite takes on the classic concoction:

PERFECT MARGARITA

  • 1 oz El Jimador Reposado Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1 wedge lime
  • Salt for the rim

Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with the lime wedge. Dip into salt to coat. Combine tequila and margarita mix in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

CUERVO GOLDEN MARGARITA

  • 1 oz Jose Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 wedge lime
  • Salt for the rim

Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with the lime wedge. Dip into salt to coat. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier and margarita mix in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

POMEGRANATE LIME MARTINI

  • 1.5 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 2 oz Langers Pomegranate Juice
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 wheel of lime or lemon
  • Salt for the rim

Rub rim of a chilled martini glass with the lime wedge. Dip into salt to coat. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier and margarita mix in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or lemon wheel.

LA PALOMA SUPREMA

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Reposado Tequila
  • 4 oz Squirt Grapefruit soda
  • 1 wedge lime
  • Salt for the rim

Add tequila and grapefruit soda in salt-rimmed, ice-filled highball glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

EL DIABLO

  • 1.5 oz Cazadores Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Splash of Ginger Ale
  • 1 wedge of lime

Fill a high-ball or rocks glass with ice. Add tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, simple syrup. Stir gently. Top with splash of ginger ale. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Although Los Gatos doesn't have a BevMo!, there's one on the border of Campbell/San Jose at the Westgate Shopping Center, located at 5205 Prospect Rd.

If this BevMo doesn't have what you need in stock, here are some nearby stores to try:

  • BevMo!, 14800 Camden Ave. San Jose, 95124. (408) 369-0990
  • , 1500 Pollard Rd., Los Gatos, 95032. (408) 374-2050
  • , 15549 Union Ave., Los Gatos, 95032. (408) 559-5750
  • , 2341 Winchester Blvd. Campbell, 95008. (408) 364-6880

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