Cinco de Mayo and summer cocktails worth a try

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It’s also a day many celebrate with drink. To help you find that perfect drink, we’ve got several cocktails that’ll hit the spot.

Gimlet Cocktail

In this Cocktail:30, we try out a gin classic the Gimlet (which has a vodka spin too). This recipe is 2 oz gin, .75 oz lime juice and .75 oz simple syrup into a shake with ice. Shake well, strain and enjoy.

I Gotta Crush and 3 more rum cocktails

Reality TV fan-favorite “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile works up a new cocktail recipe for the launch of Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla. Plus, we give you three more recipes to try with this limited release.

Irish Cactus

In this Cocktail:30, we try out an Irish Cactus in celebration of St Patrick’s Day. This recipe is 1 oz tequila and 2 oz Irish cream liqueur into a glass with ice. Stir very well and enjoy.

How to use a cream liqueur in a cocktail

In this Cocktail:30 tip, Jake Sulek explains how one can use a cream liqueur beyond just putting it in your coffee and what types of cocktails to avoid with it.


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