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.

*Planting, tending, and harvesting the agave plant remains a manual effort, largely unchanged by modern farm machinery and relying on centuries-old know-how. Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila; the Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant.  Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries.

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