Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipe

Cinco de Mayo is almost here, and we’re getting into the festive cocktail spirit with drink recipes from our friends at SALVACIÓN Mezcal. A delicious departure from tequila, mezcal is made from a selection of over 35 agave plants, and offers a distinctly smoky flavor that comes from its handcrafted distillery process.

Using carefully harvested agaves roasted in an earthen pit, the agave is then crushed by a stone wheel and double distilled in a clay oven, resulting in the multi-note, signature smoky flavor. And while this special spirit offers up a tasty sip on its own, we also love it in a mixed cocktail. Check out our three favorites below, and visit your local City Furniture showroom to pick up the matching stemware.

 

Corazon De Maguey (best served in a martini glass)

2oz SALVACIÓN Original Mezcal

1/3 of a whole cucumber

1oz lime juice

.5oz agave nectar or simple syrup

3oz Sprite Zero or lemon seltzer

.5 cup ice

Mix ingredients, strain to reduce cucumber pulp, and enjoy!

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Sparkling Cítrico (best served in a rocks glass)

1.5oz SALVACIÓN Original Mezcal

3oz orange juice

.5oz  lime juice

4oz Fresca

Pinch of salt

Ice

Mix ingredients and enjoy!

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Calabaza Smokes (best served in a chilled high ball)

1.5oz SALVACIÓN Original Mezcal

3oz spicy chili pumpkin reduction (recipe below)

.5oz lemon juice

1oz Averna Amaro

Ice

Mix ingredients and enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Reduction Ingredients

1.5 quarts chopped pumpkin

3 cups sugar

1 clove

4 whole allspice

1 cinnamon stick

2 whole star anise

Directions for reduction: Scoop out the pumpkin seeds and pulp, then peel and chop the pumpkin flesh into small, one-inch cubes. Add all ingredients in a non-reactive pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes until reduced. Strain the mixture into a clean bowl and place in an ice bath to cool.

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