Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon III’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. But in America, we celebrate Mexico’s greatest gift to us — margaritas! The margarita is related to a popular Mexican drink, the “Daisy” (margarita is Spanish for “daisy”), remade with tequila instead of brandy. It became popular during Prohibition as U.S. residents travelled to Mexico for alcohol.
To honor our chili pepper lovin’ neighbors along the Gulf of Mexico, we’ve crafted our own fresh and fiery spin on her most infamous cocktail and added some Caribbean “fiya”. We call it the Flambeau Rita.
· Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
· Fresh lemon juice
· Fresh lime juice Cointreau
· Simple syrup
· Bayou Gotham® Flambeau Fiya
Recipe crafted by Dream Baby Bar & Cocktail Parlour, NYC
Maria Devitt, Owner / Mixologist