Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Today this victory is marked with Mexican food and Margaritas. Sounds like a good way to celebrate to me
As I’m feeling in a celebratory mood myself I thought I would share this recipe for this Mexican inspired cocktail the classic Margarita. It’s from the ever reliable BBC Good Food.
35ml/1¼fl oz Reposado Tequila
Pour the Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
- Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
- Strain into a Martini glass with half the rim damped with water, then dipped in salt.
Add a lime wedge on the rim by way of garnish.
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