Sunday Brunch: Cinco de Mayo cocktails

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Jaime Salas, from Milagro Tequila, stopped by Sunday Brunch from the comfort of his own home to show off some cocktail ideas for Cinco de Mayo.

The Freshest Margarita

2 Parts Milagro Silver

¾ Part Agave Nectar

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Glass: Rocks

Paloma Milagrosa

1 1/2 Parts Milagro Reposado

1/2 Part Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

1/2 Part Agave Nectar

1/2 Part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

1/2 Part Fresh Lime Juice

2 Parts Sparkling Water 

Combine all ingredients except Sparkling Water and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling water and garnish with grapefruit and blood orange (dried or peel).

Glass: Highball

Mercadito

4 Parts Cucumber Juice

1 Part Lime

1/2 Part Cilantro Syrup

2 Dashes Green Hot Sauce

Top with Cucumber Tonic

Serve: Collins

Garnish: Cucumber Spear

In a Collins glass, add the ingredients over ice cubes. Stir to chill and mix. Garnish with a cucumber spear.

Veracruzana

2  Parts Fresh Pineapple Juice

1/2 Part Basil Simple Syrup

1 Part  Fresh Lime Juice

5 Parts Ginger Beer or club soda

Serve: Collins

Garnish: Pineapple and Basil Leaf, Kosher salt rim

Rim the Collins glass with Kosher salt. Add the ingredients over ice cubes. Stir to chill and mix. Garnish with Pineapple and Basil Leaf.

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