Originally, Cinco De Mayo was a day to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It has since, for most outside of the state of Puebla, especially in the US, it has become a celebration of Mexican Heritage and Pride. Like it or not, as many celebration days often end up, Cinco has its fair share of drinking. This Cinco De Mayo, go with a Margarita, Meadist style!
Meadarita (Mead Margarita) Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave)
- 1 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz B. Nektar Orange Blossom Mead*
- Lime wedge for garnish
- Course Salt, for rimming the glass
- In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, lime juice and mead. Fill shaker with ice. Shake rigorously for about 20 seconds.
- Moisten the rim of your glass with the lime wedge, then press the rim into a plate of salt.
- Fill the glass with ice then strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and garnish with the lime.
- Celebrate responsibly!
*Since triple sec is an orange flavored liquor, I used Orange Blossom Mead with my meadarita to carry some of that through. It is also is a semi-sweet mead, which goes well in the coacktail. You don’t want a mead that is too sweet or even too dry for this drink. Feel free to substitute with your mead of choice!