Cinco de Mayo is two days away! If you plan on drinking tequila like many of us do, then you’ll probably want to try Dulce Vida, an authentic and delicious infused tequila that comes in a variety of flavors that just work so well for cocktails as well as for sipping on their own! This is one of the most awarded tequilas in the market thats also produced sustainably and distilled in Mexico.

“Dulce Vida produces our tequila in the village of San Ignacio Cerro Gordo at Campanario (NOM 1443) utilizing a Maquila approach to our operations, whereby our team is actively engaged in every detail, from harvest through distillation & aging. This vertically integrated approach is very different from an arms-length transaction of importing product, or buying liquid from a distillery.”

They have some amazing flavors including Pineapple Jalapeño, Grapefruit, and Lime which is a nice refreshing classic. The Pineapple Jalapeño creates really fun cocktails and is the perfect balance between fruit and spice. The grapefruit is great for so many cocktails including a Paloma as well as the delicious one below. The lime is ideal for a classic margarita as well as it’s a great way to shake up a simple Tequila soda. Below are some fantastic recipes to create for Cinco de Mayo that will wow your taste buds. These cocktails are simple, fun, and great for entertaining… plus they all pair with tacos, and we know that’s the best part!

SWEET HEAT- Courtesy of Dulce Vida

1.5 oz Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeño Tequila

4 oz Sparkling Water

Garnishes: Pineapple Wedge

Directions: Pour all ingredients over ice in a tall glass and squeeze fresh lime to taste. Stir, garnish and enjoy.

TWO BY TWO- Created By Wyn Vida, Beverage Director of Toshokan and The Cathedral

  • 2oz Dulce Vida Grapefruit Infused Tequila

  • 1oz Lime Juice

  • 1oz Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup

  • .5oz Grapefruit Juice

Garnishes: Rosemary Sprig 

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with ice. Garnish and enjoy. 

MARGARITA IN BLOOM – Courtesy of Dulce Vida

  • 1.5 oz Dulce Vida Lime Tequila 

  • 4 oz Sparkling Water 

  • Squeeze of Fresh Lime 

Garnishes: Lime

Method: Pour over ice in a tall glass, stir and garnish with a lime. 

Happy May and happy Cinco de Mayo! Please pair responsibly.