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FOOD HOLIDAY: A Mercadito Cocktail For National Tequila Day

A different tequila cocktail: the Mercadito.
Photo courtesy Milagro Tequila.


Mention National Tequila Day and you may get a resounding chorus of “Margaritas!”

But how about trying something different on July 24th, like a Mercadito? The name means “little market” in Spanish, but the flavor is spicy and vigorous.

This recipe from Milagro Tequila uses reposado tequila, sligyhtly aged (see the different types of tequila).


Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 pinch cilantro
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 2 parts reposado tequila
  • 3/4 part agave nectar
  • 1 thin jalapeño slice
  • Ice
  • Garnishes: cucumber wheel, cilantro sprig
  • Preparation

    1. MUDDLE lime and cilantro in a cocktail shaker.

    2. ADD remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.

    3. STRAIN into a rocks glass with fresh ice.

    4. GARNISH with cucumber wheel and cilantro sprig.


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