Picture6Thursday May 5th, 2016 is Cinco de Mayo. If you’re seeking some cocktails look no further because Somm In The City has you covered on where and what to drink in NYC on this festive day!

Let’s talk TequilaSantera Tequila is a 100% blue agave luxury tequila that recently launched and is available at your neighborhood liquor store as well as bars and restaurants throughout NYC. There are three expressions in the line- Blanco (unaged), Reposado (aged up to 7 months in American oak barrels) and Añejo (aged up to 16 months in American oak, with a small amount of 3 year old tequila added to the final blend for extra body).  For those seeking to pair this tequila with some Tacos or Quesadillas, check out Santera at three NYC cocktail spots this Thursday May 5th where you can enjoy these fine cocktails:


  1. Picture8Ward III Cuchi Cuchi Baby ($14) features Santera Blanco Tequila, Serrano Pepper Cordial, Cucumber, Basil and Lime.
  2. Bonnie Vee Santera Smash ($13) features Santera Blanco Tequila, Muddled Cilantro, Honey, Lime Juice and Grapefruit Oil.

  3. Macao Trading Co No Mames ($15) features Santera Reposado Tequila, Berenjäger Honey, Lime, Grapefruit and St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram


Having a party at home and in need of a Cinco de Mayo cocktail? Thanks to Garrett Flanagan The Mexican Martini is a fun cocktail you can make at home and pair with some tacos and a big bowl of guacamole!

Picture10The Mexican Martini- Developed by Garrett Flanagan for El Original

1.5 oz. Lime Juice

1.5 oz. Simple Syrup

3 oz. Tequila

0.5 oz. Olive Juice

Method: Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, garnish with olives and enjoy!