With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, it’s the perfect time to enjoy Hornitos Tequila cocktails and get into the spirit for a fiesta. Whether you’re hosting the party or looking to be the guest bartender at your friend’s Cinco de Mayo party, be sure to bring a bottle of Hornitos Tequila and mix up one of these festive cocktails to get the fiesta flowing.

If you’re a fan of kicking back with a sweet, refreshing cocktail, try the Basil Paloma, combining Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila with grapefruit juice and basil sprigs. For those who prefer a spicy cocktail, enjoy the Muy Caliente, blending Hornitos Plata Tequila with lime juice and jalapenos for a little kick.


Basil Paloma

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • 1 ¼ part fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters
  • Basil sprigs
  • Grapefruit slice

Preparation: Lightly muddle 2-3 basil sprigs in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil sprig and grapefruit slice.


Muy Caliente

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • ½ part lime juice
  • ¾ part simple syrup
  • 1 slice jalapeno

Preparation: Muddle jalapeño in a glass, combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice.

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