Cinco for Cinco Recipes Soo Delicious It Should Be Ilegal

Cinco for Cinco Recipes


Cinco for Cinco Recipes to Help You Prepare for Cinco de Mayo




With early May around the corner, Ilegal Mezcal will help you start preparing for Cinco de Mayo now with cinco for cinco recipes!



Grab your blenders and get mixing with these 5 Cinco cocktail recipes. Ilegal’s festive Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes include fresh, authentic ingredients that accentuate the taste of agave and hints of smoke in the mezcal.


Cinco for Cinco Recipes


Ilegal Margarita Cadillac Margarita

2 oz Ilegal Mezcal Reposado

1 oz Lime Juice 

1/2 oz Agave Nectar

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


Cinco for Cinco Recipes


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.


Cinco for Cinco Recipes



1.75 oz. Ilegal Mezcal Joven 

.75 oz. Lime Juice 

.75 oz. Watermelon Juice 

.25 oz. Ginger syrup 




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 


Cinco for Cinco Recipes



An Ilegal daiquiri with notes of roasted agave and plantains.


Add to a cocktail shaker:

2 oz Ilegal Mezcal Reposado
1 oz house banana syrup*
1 oz fresh lime juice

Shake and strain with ice and garnish with cinnamon and a banana.


2 bananas, peeled and sliced in small pieces
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Combine the sliced bananas, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat, and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 15-20 min, or until the liquid has thickened, then remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Using a blender, puree the banana mixture until smooth. If desired, add lemon juice and stir to combine. Let cool completely before using in the cocktail.




About 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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