With Mexican Independence Day coming up on Sunday, September 16th, and the highly anticipated Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin boxing rematch taking place the night before on Saturday, September 15th, you can celebrate all weekend long with festive cocktails by Tequila CAZADORES – a 100% premium agave tequila from Bacardi.

What better way to toast El Día de la Independencia than with a traditional drink that’s literally named after the flag of Mexico? The Bandera (“flag” in English) consists of 3 shots of CAZADORES Blanco, lime juice and sangrita. Together the shots represent the colors of the Mexico flag.

Another Mexican tradition will also be taking place the night before the holiday, as Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin hop in the ring for their highly anticipated boxing rematch in Nevada. For those who are watching the fight and looking for a new Saturday night sip, the Canelo Lightweight is a low ABV cocktail crafted by San Francisco bartender, Stephanie Nelson, who named the drink after the pro middleweight boxer from Jalisco (the birthplace of Cazadores!)

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Bandera | Crafted by Manny Hinojosa, Global Brand Ambassador, CAZADORES

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Tequila CAZADORES Blanco
  • 1 ½ oz. of Lime Juice
  • 1 ½ oz. of Sangrita*

*Sangrita Method: In a mixing glass combine spicy bloody mary mix, orange juice, fresh lime juice and a dash of hot sauce, mix well and serve

Serving method:

  • 1 shot of Lime Juice
  • 1 shot of Tequila Cazadores Blanco
  • 1 shot of Sangrita

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Canelo Lightweight | Crafted by Stephanie Nelson, San Francisco

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ part Tequila CAZADORES Añejo
  • 1 ½ part Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • ½ part Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ part Passionfruit Syrup
  • 8 drops Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters
  • ½ Lime
  • 1 part 151
  • Grated Cinnamon

Method: Shake tequila, orange juice, lime juice, passionfruit syrup and bitters with ice and strain into rocks glass. Fill with ice. Garnish with hollowed-out lime half filled with 151, lit on fire and freshly grated cinnamon.

Description: “A small twist on a Hurricane, since orange, lime, and passionfruit grow naturally in Mexico.”