BEST Tequilas and Cocktails for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo This Year

Friday 27th, April 2018 / 15:53 Written by
BEST Tequilas and Cocktails for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo This Year

Best Tequilas & Cocktails from Corralejo Tequila, Tequila Avion, Peloton de la Muerte, and Los Arangos!

Whether you are looking for the best tequilas for making margaritas, unique cocktail recipes for Cinco de Mayo, or a deeper story on the history and heritage of these tequila brands, these tequilas are perfect!

Tequila Avión is produced in a self-sustaining and single-sourced manner. Avión agave comes exclusively from ranches located in Jesús María, where the terroir grows agave with a rich, deep flavor. This “beautifully inefficient” tequila was voted “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Tequila Corralejo exemplifies Central Mexico’s rich culture, heritage and vibrant lifestyle. As one of the few tequilas produced in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo’s deep roots and production methods are unique in the tequila industry. Made from only the finest agave,Tequila Corralejo’s flavor is rich,natural,and unsurpassed in quality and personality. The tall, colorful bottles are inspired by the brand’s slogan: Those With Pride Stand Tall.

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Pelotón de la Muerte is a “semi-dry” mezcal with a touch of smoke on the finish, ideal to sip or in a cocktail. The label of Peloton de la Muerte, which means Brigade of Death, was the flag used by the insurgents during the Mexican Revolution who called themselves “the squadron of death for the suffering Hidalgo”, who tried to enact revenge for the death of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the founding father of Mexico’s independence.

Los Arango Tequila is an artisanal handcrafted ultra-premium offering. Named in honor of José Doroteo Arango (aka Pancho Villa) – the famous revolutionary leader and one of the greatest heroes of the Mexican Revolution. It is made from 100% blue agave through a slow, double-distillation process. Ignite your senses and embrace this robust, revolutionary spirit.

High-End Offerings


Avión Reserva 44 ($149.99): A bespoke gift for the true connoisseur. Extra Añejo, aged 44 months. Created from single source, rare blue weber aged agave in petite wooden casks until the deep rich flavors are revealed. Warm vanilla and spice with ripe, luscious fruits. Hand filled into a crystal bottle and individually penned with each unique batch and bottle number.

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Corralejo 1821 Extra Añejo ($129.99): 1821 was produced with only the finest 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila at Hacienda Corralejo in Guanajuato, Mexico. The agave is slow cooked in stone clay ovens for 27 hours, then rested for 12 hours before going to the mill to be double distilled in copper pot stills. A fine selection of small American oak barrels provides roasted hints that add to the tequila’s excellent flavor. 1821 was aged for 36 months to yield a tequila with impeccably smooth flavor.


Cocktail Recipes


1.5 Tequila Avión Silver
1 fresh carrot juice
.5 ginger syrup
.25 simple
.5 fresh Orange
.5 fresh lemon

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Pepino el Toro (Created at La Loncheria) 

  • 2 oz. house made pineapple and cucumber puree
  • 1.5 oz. Pelotón de la Muerte
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • Chili salt for rim
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Photo Credit: Katie Burton

Skinny Margarita 

  • 1.5 oz Corralejo Silver Tequila
  • 2 oz sweet and sour
  • Salted rim to garnish
  • Lime wedge to garnish
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Pancho Villa Margarita 

  • 1.5 parts Los Arango Blanco
  • ¾ parts fresh lime juice
  • ½ parts agave nectar
  • 1 lime wedge

Combine Los Arango Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Spicy Lover

2 oz jalapeno-infused Corralejo Silver Tequila

0.75 oz blueberry syrup

0.75 oz Chambord liqueur

2 oz sweet and sour

Pop rock rim, to garnish

3 skewered blueberries, to garnish

Fill shaker with ice. Measure and pour all ingredients into the shaker. Shake well, and pour entire contents of shaker into garnished bucket glass.

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Best Tequilas

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