The Barrister’s Barroom is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with classic Margaritas! Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
The Barrister grew up in New Mexico, along the dusty borders of Texas & Mexico. As a wee-one, the Barrister would often travel to Mexico with the family for lunch, dentist appointments, and cheap gas. In college, the Barrister would travel across the border to pursue more social activities. The Barrister has a deep appreciation for the Mexican culture and for Mexico’s comprehensive understanding of the agave plant. Tequila is a regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant.*
1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
1oz Lemon or Lime Juice
Rub the rim of the cocktail glass with rind of lemon or lime, dip rim in salt. Shake ingredients with ice and strain into the salt-rimmed glass.