Cinco Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo and since we can’t have a proper debaucherous time out in public, we decided to bring the party to you.  We asked some of our favorite cocktail connoisseurs to share their favorite tequila drink recipes … tequila 1, tequila 2, tequila 3 … floor.

Our favorites are:
Cecile: Shot of Azul, chilled
Sophie: Tequila gimlet, up

With love & please drink responsibly.


@ Broken Shaker 

Evan Hawkins | @EvanHawkins
Bartender, Broken Shaker NYC

All the ingredients are easy to find and anyone can make it.  It’s a classic that’s just as delicious as a margarita.” 


  • 2 oz Blanco tequila
  • 1/2 lime squeezed
  • Top with grapefruit soda
    (Jarritos, squirt)


  • Build over ice in tall glass
  • Give it a little stir
  • For rim: add chili salt (chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, touch a cinnamon)


@ The Ritz Paris

Leonardo Zanini | @leozanza86
Bartender: Ritz Paris, Nobu Milan

“This is a drink I created with Florian Pont @ The Ritz which we called Yatagan, an Ottoman sword. It gives an exoticism to the drink because it contains strong and spicy flavors.” 



  • 4cl shiso infused tequila
    (7 green shiso leaves in 70cl of Blanco tequila for 12 hours at 50°C) strong herbal flavour that goes well with tequila
  • 2cl velvet falernum
    (clove, ginger, lime and almond liquor that comes from the caribbean. It brings sweetness and complexity)
  • 1cl simple syrup
    (for balance)
  • 2cl grapefruit juice
    (for acidity and aroma)
  • 2cl lime juice
    (for acidity)
  • Homemade pimento essence
    (3 dried bird eye chilli in 10ml of vodka) 


  • Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
  • Shake
  • Pour over ice
  • Garnish with a dry lime wheel, shiso leaf and chilli (for man🌶️) rose petals (for woman 🌹) and some freshly grounded timut black pepper (for its zesty aromas)


Sierra Madre
@ Create Hospitality 

by Lauren Koeppe| @ lauren_koeppe
CEO, Create Hospitality

“Margaritas might be the hero cocktail for Cinco de Mayo, but we wanted to bring some creativity to the festive holiday with a tequila sour variation. This refreshing cocktail is the perfect balance between sweet, sour and bitter, and the pineapple brings a silky, frothy texture.” 



  • 1.5 oz Tequila or Mezcal
  • .5 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Pineapple
  • .5 oz Lemon
  • .5 oz Agave


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker
  • Add ice to the shaker
  • Shake
  • Then strain into a RX glass over fresh ice


El Padre
@ Primo’s 

Aisa Shelley |@Aisa_Blue
Owner,  Primo’s & Mr. Fong’s

It’s a house cocktail at Primo’s and it’s my personal favorite drink.” 


  • 2oz of Blanco Tequila or Mezcal
  • 3/4oz of fresh lime juice
  • 3/4oz of honey syrup
    (honey syrup is a honey/water mix, when using honey that has not been made into a syrup scale back to 1/2oz)
  • 4 dashes of Angostura bitters


  • Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker tin
  • Pour over fresh ice
  • Garnish with lime wheel

The Radical Thinker

Itaru De La Vega  | @Itaaaru
Production Designer, Los Angeles

Close your eyes, feel the breeze!” 





  • Tajin
    (chili powder rim)
  • Lime wedges, for lining the rim and garnish
  • 1 cucumber
    (muddled and garnish)
  • Mint
    (muddled and garnish)
  • 1 ½ ounces mild mezcal
  • 2 ounces FRESH pineapple juice
  •  1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons simple syrup or agave nectar
    (optional, if you prefer sweeter drinks)


  • Pour some Tajín in a small, rimmed plate
  • Run a wedge of lime around the top of each glass
  • Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt
  • Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside
  • Muddle cucumber, mint, and lime juice in cocktail shaker
  • Add the mezcal, pineapple juice, sweetener (if using), and ICE
  • Securely fasten the lid and shake well
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared glass
  • Garnish with a lime wedge mint, and shaved cucumber garnish against the wall of the glass