Of the top heavy-drinking holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Mother-in-Law Day), one of our all-time favorites is Cinco de Mayo.
Let’s face it. It’s not even really much of a holiday in Mexico. It’s one we’ve adopted stateside in order for liquor companies to sell tons of beer and tequila. And we’re not complaining.
So we set out to find a great tequila to drinko this Cinco. And what we discovered is fantastic. It’s called Tequila Revolucion.
We tried two varieties. And by tried, we mean drank two entire bottles.
The Silver is extremely smooth with just a slight hint of citrus. It’s aged three months.
The Añejo is much more complex, almost like a fine Scotch with dominant caramel and tobacco notes thanks to an 18-month aging process in white oak.
Both are great simply on the rocks (not for shooting, please) or as part of a killer margarita. But this is good tequila, so don’t just pour it into a bottle of neon-green, high-fructose-corn-syrup margarita mix. Follow the recipe at the bottom for something slightly sweet that lets the tequila shine through.
We’re pretty sure you’ll find Cinco de Mayo is your new favorite drinking holiday, too.
Although Flag Day is just around the corner….
Starting at $36.99 750ml
Tequila Revolucion Sweet Martini
1 1/2 oz. Tequila Revolucion
Juice of half a lime
1/2 teaspoon of Agave Nectar
Preparation: Shake vigorously over ice, serve up in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel.