Cinco de Mayo is the most popular day to consume tequila in the United States. The spirit is so popular and popular that many Americans can’t get enough of it. The U.S. imports of tequila have increased by 48% since 2002 – an average of 6.7% per year. Over 10 million 9-liter cases of soft drinks were sold in 2008 alone. Although the current recession continues to negatively affect tequila sales, the market volume is increasing nonetheless. The weekend of Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over French troops in the battle of Puebla in 1862, in which they defeated them almost two-to-one after only two hours of combat.
Cinco herradura is a combination of pineapple and white cranberry juices with tequila, so it’s no surprise that Tequila Herradura created this recipe. A Cinco de Mayo cocktail like the Cinco Herradura is the perfect choice when you’re looking for festive drinks. The cocktail not only includes tequila, the spirit of Mexico, along with fruit juices, but it also has a fancy sugar-coated rim that mimics the colors of the Mexican flag. The premium option can be used with any type of tequila cocktail. You’ll have to work a bit to get three separate sections of a glass rimmed in three different colors of sugar. Try it and take some time to make sure a sugar coat is evenly applied because the effect can be spectacular.
- If you like to serve this cocktail over ice, it’s best to use freshly made ice in the glass. (When ice is mixed into the drink, it will be broken down during agitation and will dilute it faster)
- It’s easy to find colored sugars in cake decorating shops or at the baking section of a supermarket.