Celebrate Cinco the Ilegal Way With These Five Festive Cocktails

Celebrate Cinco


Celebrate Cinco in San Antonio with a Mezcal made with Fresh, Authentic Ingredients




Celebrate Cinco by grabbing your blenders and get to mixing because these Cinco Cocktails from Ilegal Mezcal don’t miss.



Ilegal’s festive Cinco cocktails include fresh, authentic ingredients that accentuate the taste of agave and hints of smokiness in these mezcal recipes.



See Recipes Below:


Celebrate Cinco


legal Margarita 

2 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven 

1 oz Lime Juice 

1/2 oz Agave Nectar

Directions: Add to shaker with ice. Shake. Dump ingredients into a pre-salted rimmed rocks glass. 

Cocktail Kits (with the above ingredients for 12 people) sold HERE


Celebrate Cinco


Agua Verde 

1.5 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven

1.5 oz Cucumber Juice

.75 oz Simple Syrup

.5 oz Ancho Reyes

.5 oz Fresh Lime

Build all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously with ice. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with a cucumber sliver.


Celebrate Cinco


Invierno Ilegal 

2 oz. cinnamon-infused Ilegal Reposado 

.75 oz. guava syrup** 

.75 oz. fresh lime 

Cinnamon-infused Reposado 

Add 2 sticks of Mexican cinnamon to one 750ml bottle of Ilegal Mezcal Reposado and let sit for 6 hours.

** Guava syrup: 

Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of guava juice. Bring to a boil and boil until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. 

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously until chilled and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon. 


Celebrate Cinco



1.75 oz. Ilegal Mezcal Joven 

.75 oz. Lime Juice 

.75 oz. Watermelon Juice 

.25 oz. Ginger syrup 


Celebrate Cinco


El Poblano 

2 oz. Ilegal Mezcal Joven 

2 slices of Poblano pepper 

1 oz. lime juice 

0.5 oz. agave nectar 

Chipotle salt: 

3 tsp chipotle en adobo purée

1 cup kosher salt 




Ilegal Mezcal ($46.00 – $99.00)

Ilegal Mezcal is a beautifully balanced spirit with a legendary history that includes smuggling and weeklong parties in Café No Sé, a clandestine bar and music hub in Antigua, Guatemala. Ilegal is delicious, approachable, and perfect for drinking neat or in cocktails and is made ‘Sin Prisa,’ without rush or hurry, and using artesanal methods. Ilegal’s taste profile is a mouthful of sweet agave with a hint of smoke. It is available in Joven, Reposado and Anejo expressions nationally across the U.S.


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