5 Ways to do Tequila for Cinco de Mayo
By Faith Bennett Published April 2021
Cinco de Mayo 2021 is just around the corner, and we are already dreaming about the different ways to celebrate. One particular way comes to mind: tequila, of course. Tequila is a special spirit. Some people love it and others have trouble thinking about it. But those who love it, REALLY love it. That’s why we’ve crafted up five ways for all you tequila fans to enjoy this Mexican spirit – Load it. Bake it. Marg it. Sip it. Dip it.
If you love Corona Extra Mexican Lager and tequila, combine them into a loaded Corona. Don’t knock it until you try it. Take a swig of your Mexican cerveza, Corona Extra (Corona Light also works), and pour in one ounce of tequila. Shimmy a lime wedge into the top for a citrus flare. Combine these ingredients like a pro by squeezing your thumb to the top of the beer, creating a seal, and flip the beer upside down. Slowly flip it back upright, gently allow your thumb to release and enjoy, be careful not to do it too fast or some of the deliciousness will spray out. The refreshing flavors of Corona mixed with the agave-infused spirit create a perfect refreshment to enjoy on May 5th.
Bake it - but make it Cinco. Step up your cupcake game with these tequila-infused cupcakes for your Cinco de Mayo festivities. Leave the multi-step cake batter to the professionals and grab yourself a pack of cake mix; the work (and deliciousness) should be left for the toppings.
Margarita Cupcakes & Spiked Limes
1 box white cake mix
1 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 ounces fresh lime juice
2 ounces Los Rijos Silver Tequila
For the cupcakes: Line cupcake pan with preferred cupcake liners. Bake cupcakes as instructed on the box. When ready, allow to cool completely.
For the frosting: Add butter and 2 cups powdered sugar to a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar, lime juice and tequila to bowl. Beat until fluffy. Add frosting to cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with salt and top with spiked limes.
For the spiked limes: Wash limes. Cut into halves and remove pulp. Set aside.
Bring 1 cup water to boil. Add boiling water and gelatin to a heat safe bowl. Mix until gelatin has fully dissolved. Add tequila and cold water to the mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture into lime halves and refrigerate until the mixture has completely set. May take between 2-3 hours.
Once fully set, cut the gelatin-filled lime halves in thirds to look like wedges.
The most iconic use of tequila is usually found in a cocktail, most popularly with the margarita. It’s a safe place for those who don’t choose tequila as their go-to spirit, and for adventurers who like to play around with unique flavors. Want to whip up the classic marg, or are you looking to change things up? We have an option for any margarita fanatic.
Tequila has broken out from its lime-and-salt-chaser stereotype. This spirit is now enjoyed by many connoisseurs like a fine wine; many having their own expressions of agave, aging processes and signature styles. If you’re looking to explore a tequila to sip on, check out these picks.
We don’t stop at cupcakes when it comes to tequila-infused foods; there’s more up our sleeve. Guac may be everyone’s star at the chip show but the lead performer always needs a backup – a dang good pico de gallo. Try out this margarita pico de gallo infused with Villa One Silver Tequila.
10 whole Roma tomatoes, diced
½ medium red onion, finely diced
½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 large jalapeño pepper, finely diced (ribs and seeds removed)
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons Villa One Silver Tequila
1 tablespoon agave nectar
In a large mixing bowl, add tomatoes and salt to taste. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Drain excess liquid. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Add additional salt to taste and allow to chill for 30 minutes. Stir prior to serving.
Watch how to make it here.
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