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Cinco de Mayo Cocktail: Battle at Puebla

This year, truly celebrate Mexican heritage with the plant that started it all, the agave

This year, truly celebrate Mexican heritage with the plant that started it all, the agave. Whether you’re partial to a crisp, classic blanco, a rich reposado, or a spicy añejo, Tequila Don Julio has got you covered.

Crafted by Miami Mixologist Eddie Fuentes, the below recipe highlights the agave and fresh flavors in Tequila Don Julio in new and unexpected ways. Serving this specialty cocktail made with only the best ingredients will impress friends and add an authentic feel to the festivities.

The 'Battle at Puebla'  cocktail recipe is “a customary palette cleanser meant to be paired with tequila, this fresh yet spicy take on the classic highlights Tequila Don Julio Blanco beautifully.”

Ingredients

For the gunpowder Mexican chiles infused with agave nectar:

  • 2 jalapeños
  • 10 ancho chile peppers
  • 10 chipotle peppers
  • 4 quarts gunpowder tea
  • 6 quarts agave syrup

For the cocktail:

  • 1 Ounce lime juice
  • 1 Ounce watermelon juice
  • 3/4 Ounces gunpowder Mexican chiles infused with agave nectar
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Ounce tequila, such as Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • Micro Thai basil, viola flowers, lemon zest, and watermelon slice, for garnish
  • Sangrita mix

Directions

For the gunpowder Mexican chiles infused with agave nectar:

Chop peppers and add to pot with gunpowder tea. Bring to boil and let boil for 10 minutes.

Add agave syrup and stir until dissolved.

Let cool and strain out peppers.

Makes 10 quarts, can be stored in refrigerator.

For the cocktail:

Combine lime juice, watermelon juice, gunpowder Mexican chiles infused with agave nectar, and fresh-squeezed orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.

Strain contents into a tequila shot glass.

Garnish with micro Thai basil, viola flowers, lemon zest, and watermelon slice wrapped around inside of glass.

Pour Tequila Don Julio Blanco into a tequila shot glass.

Serve Sangrita mix and Tequila Don Julio Blanco side by side.