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How to craft a Mexican martini for Cinco de Mayo

Learn to make a Mexican Martini with this simple recipe. Photo by JoAnna Kopp

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage. Commonly mistaken as a holiday for Mexican independence (Mexican independence day is actually Sept. 16), Cinco de Mayo celebrates a single victory against the French army on May 5, 1862, in la Batalla de Puebla. Take part in the holiday by indulging in Mexican culture, music, food and drink. Throw a fiesta at home and treat your guests with this simple recipe for Mexican martinis.

Ingredients (makes 2 servings; fills one shaker)

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau liqueur
  • 4 ounces Sprite
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • Juice of ½ lime

Fill your shaker halfway with ice and combine the ingredients. Shake it up until the shaker is frosty and pour into a martini glass. Optional: Rim the glass with salt and garnish with olives and a lime wedge.

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