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Mexican Independence Day Drink Recipes

Mexican Independence Day Drink Recipes

September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. I know what you’re thinking: isn’t that Cinco de Mayo? No, no it’s not.

Here comes the history lesson!

Mexican Independence Day marks September 16, 1810, the day when priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged Mexicans to rise up against the colonial government of Spain. The call today is often referred to as the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, named after the town of Dolores—now Dolores Hidalgo—where the cry was originally uttered.

Now that you know what you’re celebrating, we’re here to help you decide how to celebrate it with these delicious Mexican Independence Day cocktails.

¾ oz Silver Tequila
2½ oz sparkling wine
Fresh strawberry chunks
Splash of simple syrup or agave nectar

Serve in a champagne flute. Garnish with strawberries.

Mexican Orchard
1 ½ oz Reposado Tequila
½ oz Apple Liqueur
2 oz lime juice
1 oz lemon lime soda

In a shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients and roll to mix. Pour into rocks glass.

Camarena Orange
1 oz Reposado Tequila
½ oz Grand Marnier
3 oz orange juice
½ oz lime juice
Orange peel for garnish

Shake all in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with an orange peel.

El Diablo
2 oz Reposado Tequila
½ oz Crème de Cassis
½ oz lime juice
2 oz Ginger Beer

Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice, then strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Spicy Pineapple Smash
2 oz. Reposado Tequila
¾ oz lime juice
¾ oz honey syrup
3-4 chunks of pineapple
2 slices of Jalapeño

In a mixing glass muddle the pineapple and jalapeno. Add other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


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