Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo- Tequila Free

While some will frown upon the idea of not including tequila in every cocktail on this international celebration of Mexican independence, some of us just don't 'do' the agave based spirit. This year, try a cocktail that celebrates the traditional south of the border flavors sans the tequila.
To celebrate the victorious Battle of Puebla, toast this cocktail.
1 ½ oz Organic Nation Gin
½ oz Lime Juice
1 oz Coconut Cream (sweetened)
- If you are using coconut milk, add 1 oz of heavy cream and ½ oz of Agave syrup.
Put ingredients in a pint, filled with ice, shake, pour into a Hurricane or Collins glass.
Garnish with lime twist.
If you are feeling like getting your hands dirty and want to wow your guests try this alternate version of the 1862
Whole coconut- chilled
Drill 2 holes in the top – with a power drill!
Add 2 oz of Organic Nation Gin – you will need a funnel, a flask funnel works well.
1 oz heavy cream
½ oz of Agave Syrup
½ oz of lime juice
Plug the holes with your fingers and shake rigorously
Stick a straw in, sip and enjoy!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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