Cinco de Mayo Cocktails are Made to Order with San Antonio Based Twang
I’m sharing some cocktail recipes from Twang, the San Antonio-based producer of flavored salts and seasonings that take drinks, snacks and meals to the next level. With Latin roots being the inspiration for all their products, Twang is essential when truly toasting to Cinco de Mayo and celebrating Mexico’s rich heritage and culture. In preparation for Cinco de Mayo this year, Twang is sharing some of their favorite Mexican-inspired cocktail recipes.
Margarita con Twang
The origins of the Margarita are debated, but many believe it was created by Danny Herrera in 1938 somewhere around Tijuana, Mexico. The drink was supposedly named after a woman named Marjorie King who was allergic to most liquors with the exception of tequila. See below for Twang’s take on the beloved cocktail.
- Ice cubes
- 3 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- ½ to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
- 1 tablespoon lime-salt-sugar
- 2 tablespoons of Twang-A-Rita Unwind Lime
Rim a glass with Twang-A-Rita Lime Salt and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.) Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate. Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain margarita into the glass.
Twang Classic Michelada w/Clamato Salt
The Michelada’s origins are also widely debated, but its country of origin is not. The most popular theory is the use of the Mexican slang term for beer “chela” mixed with “helada” meaning cold. Thrown together you roughly get Michelada or “my cold beer.” The Mexican beer cocktail is a must in San Antonio when the temperatures get hotter, perfectly in time with Cinco de Mayo.
- Twang Clamato Salt
- 1 lime
- 4 oz Clamato Mix
- 1 Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Dashes of Tabasco (or preferred hot sauce)
- 1 12 oz Beer
- Ice as needed
- 1 lime wedge for garnish
Rim a glass with Twang Clamato Salt. In a shaker combine lime juice, clamato, worcestershire sauce and hot sauce then shake well to chill. Pour in glass with ice; fill with beer. Lastly, add the lime wedge for garnish.
The Paloma, named for a dove, was likely created by Don Javier Delgado Corona in Tequila, Mexico. This sweet and sour cocktail is just the thing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with and Twang has the perfect recipe that can be made at home.
- 1.5 oz tequila blanco
- 1.5 oz grapefruit juice
- 1.5 oz Topo Chico
- .5 oz simple syrup
- 2 lime wedges
- Grapefruit twist for garnish
- Twang-A-Rita Paloma Love
Rim a glass with Twang-A-Rita Paloma Salt and set aside. In a cocktail shaker add lime wedges, simple syrup and muddle together. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice until chilled. Strain drink into the Twang-A-Rita rimmed glass and top with Topo Chico then garnish with a grapefruit twist.
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