Cinco Herradura Cocktail Recipe

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Cinco Herradura Cocktail Recipe

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.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Cinco Herradura Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Cinco Herradura Cocktail Recipe is 232 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Cinco Herradura Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker or mixing glass


  • margarita glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1.5 oz tequila herradura silver
  • .5 oz cointreau
  • 1.5 oz agave nectar
  • .5 oz chambord
  • 1.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 lime wedge (divided)
  • red, green, and white sugar (for rimming)
  • lemon-lime soda

Steps to Make It

  • Rim the margarita glass: Begin by wetting a third of the rim with a lime wedge, then roll it in green sugar. Wet a third of the glass with the lime, roll it in white sugar. Finish he last third of the rim, repeat the process with white sugar.
  • Mix Cointreau, agave nectar, Tequila Herradura Silver and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Strain into a margarita glass rimmed with sugar.
  • Pour the Chambord on top for a crimson floater.
  • Add a splash of lemon-lime soda.
  • Finish it with a lime wedge

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