Tequila cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican heritage commemorating the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Why not celebrate this year with delicious cocktails from Storywood Tequila, Cazcabel Tequila, The Lost Explorer Mezcal and even a non-alcoholic option from FLUÈRE Smoked Agave and delicious salsa and guac from Holy Moly 

Cazcabel Tequila has also launched the world’s first tequila board game, a Mexican version of Bingo, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo this year. Why not host a Mexican extravaganza with friends, grab a bottle of Tequila, Mezcal or FLUÈRE Smoked Agave and mix up some cocktails whilst playing La Lotería.
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Storywood Speyside Paloma

50ml Storywood Speyside 7 Reposado | 100ml Two Keys Pink Grapefruit Mixer | Squeeze of fresh lime

Garnish: Wedge of Pink Grapefruit with an optional salt, sugar and chilli powder rim.
Build all the ingredients in a tall glass over cubed ice.

Storywood Tequila and Two Keys have created a Paloma Kit to mix this delicious cocktail at home. The limited-edition pack will be available exclusively from www.storywoodtequila.com. The kits can be purchased for a week from 3rd May for £39.99 (full retail price is £47.99) and include 1 x 70cl bottle of Storywood Speyside 7 Reposado and 4 x 200ml Two Keys Pink Grapefruit mixers.
Storywood Speyside 7 Reposado Tequila RRP: £38.95 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 40%
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Cazcabel Blanco Margarita

30ml Cazcabel Blanco Tequila | 20ml Cointreau | 20ml Lime Juice | 10ml Agave Syrup

Garnish: Lime Wedge and salt rim

Pour Cazcabel Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a fresh glass with a salt rim and crushed ice

Cazcabel Tequila’s La Lotería Board Game is a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in parks and gardens this year with friends. Each La Lotería game, presented in a magnetic box, comes complete with a deck of cards, eight re-usable ‘La Tabla’ sheets and pens, a rule sheet and Spanish translation guide. 

Cazcabel La Lotería RRP: £19.99.  Available from: cazcabel.com Cazcabel Blanco Tequila RRP: £25.99 for 70cl. ABV: 38%. Available from: cazcabel.comAmazonMaster of Malt and M&S

The Lost Explorer Mezcal Mojito

The Lost Explorer Mezcal is a handcrafted spirit made from 100% agave, cultivated in the sun-soaked Valles Centrales, Oaxaca in Mexico. Enjoy it neat as is the traditional Mexican way or mix in a cocktail such as the Mezcal Mojito.

45ml The Lost Explorer Espadín Mezcal | 30ml Simple Syrup | 30ml Lime Juice | 8-10 Mint Leaves | Soda Water

Muddle all ingredients except soda. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

The Lost Explorer Espadín RRP: £62.50 for 70cl. Available from: thelostexplorermezcal.comAmazonMaster of MaltThe Whisky Exchange and Casa Agave

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FLUÈRE Noches Mexicana

45ml FLUÈRE Smoked Agave Non-Alcoholic Spirit | 15ml Fresh Lime Juice | 50ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice | 12ml Agave Syrup | 50ml Soda Water
Garnish: Grapefruit Wedge
Add all ingredients except the soda water to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and double strain into a highball glass and top with 50ml soda water. Add ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
FLUÈRE Smoked Agave RRP: £20 for 70cl. (ABV: 0%). Available from: Amazon and shop.fluèredrinks.com.

World of Zing

Cinco De Mayo is a national day of celebration to embrace all things Mexican, a date not complete without the essential ingredient of Tequila. Look no further than World of Zing, pioneers of craft bottled cocktails, who have pre-made Tequila tipples ready and waiting to help kick off your Mexican fiesta in style. Shake things up this Cinco De Mayo, with the World of Zing ‘Tequila Lovers Cocktail Collection’ or their varieties of Margarita Bottled Cocktails, available at www.worldofzing.com

Tequila Lover Cocktail Collection: The crafted cocktail kit features four exotic versions of Margaritas. Whether you prefer your drink sweet or spicy, World of Zing has you covered, simply pour over ice for bartender quality cocktails. The gift box contains 4x50ml bottles:

  • Persian Lime & Nori Margarita (22% Abv)

  • Passionfruit Margarita (20% Abv)

  • Lemondrop Chilli Margarita (19% Abv)

  • Smoked Hibiscus Margarita (20% Abv) 

Available to purchase here priced at £16.00

holy moly salsa


Add those finishing touches to your meal with Holy Moly (www.holymolydips.com), the revolutionary British brand known for its delicious range of guacamole is now expanding its range of products with the launch of an all-natural, chunky, fruity and refreshing Tomato & Mango Salsa that tastes as good as homemade (available from Waitrose with an RRP of £2.50).

The Tomato & Mango Salsa is created with the finest natural ingredients including ripe mangoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, diced red onions, roasted red peppers, coriander, chilli, a dash of lime juice and pinch of salt. This fresh, clean and light dip has a wonderful sweet and sour flavour balance, making it the perfect addition to a family BBQ, Taco Tuesday or Saturday chip and dip night with tortillas.

It is delicious served with fish, chicken, alongside Tex-Mex and Asian-inspired dishes and curries, as well as an exciting and tangy accompaniment to a salad or with crudites. The Tomato & Mango Salsa also pairs perfectly with the Holy Moly range of Guacamoles.The Holy Moly Tomato & Mango Salsa is available at Waitrose with an RRP of £2.50 per 150g tub.

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