Get some great drink ideas for Cinco de Mayo with the following recipes and Aguas to kick off any Cinco De Mayo party. Here are a few of my favorites to that you can celebrate all year long.
Califia Farms’ Aguas Frescas
If you are looking for a different take on Aguas Frescas consider the refreshing taste of Califia Farms. Found at Tom Thumb, Super Target, Market Street and Natural Grocers, these organic juices in their colorful containers are great for any Cinco de Mayo party. They are Vegan, BPA-free, non-GMO, gluten-ree, kosher.
Dating back to the Aztecs, who muddled fallen fruit with lake water to stay hydrated, Agua Frescas have become a go-to refresher for today’s more health conscious crowd. Served straight up, as a slushy, or cocktail mixer, Aguas Frescas are also perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Califia Farms’ Aguas Frescas line-up includes: Mango Chili Lime, Pineapple Ginger, Strawberry Basil, Kiwi Cactus Lemonade and Watermelon Ginger Lime. Vegan, GMO-free, gluten-free, light, refreshing, and delicious, they add to any celebration in the iconic Califia bottle with artwork inspired by Mexican mural art and Dia de los Muertos designs.
Produced in Jalisco, Mexico from the Agave grown in the highest elevations. Tequila Avión has won multiple awards in 2011 and 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Sunrise with Maria
- 2 oz. Avión Reposado
- 1 oz. agave nectar
- 1 oz. POM juice
- .50 oz. fresh lime juice
- 5-8 thyme sprigs
Combine all. Shake until cold. Pour over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with 1 thyme leave from the shake.
- 2 oz. Av Avión ion Silver
- .75 oz. Ginger syrup
- .50 oz. Fresh lemon
- 1 oz. Pineapple
- Angostura bitters
- Club Soda to top
Combine all. Shake hard until cold. Pour over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with peel
Blood Orange Margarita
- 1.5 oz. Avión Silver
- .75 oz. fresh blood orange juice
- .5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- .75 oz. agave nectar
In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients with ice. Shake and strain. Serve over fresh ice and garnish with an orange twist.
- Avión Reserva 44 on the rocks
- 1 oz. Avion Silver
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- .25 oz. agave nectar
- 5-6 dashes Mexican hot sauce
Shake all ingredients and strain into a beer glass with a half-salt rim and ice. Top up with Mexican lager beer and stir. Serve with the remainder of the beer on the side.