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The Best Drinks to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Give Americans any reason to throw a party, drink, and celebrate something outside of our culture... and we’re in. Cinco de Mayo is no different and we take it upon ourselves to drink copious amounts of tequila, indulge on tacos and scream, “Cinco-de-Drinko!” 

Although many assume this is Mexican Independence Day, the true origin of this celebration goes back to 1862, when the Mexican army defeated the much more formidable French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. 

As the holiday approaches, we shift our plans to celebrate in quarantine. Never fear because Lyre’s has some great recipes for you to craft non-alcoholic drinks at home to make this Cinco de Mayo Especial.

For starters, let’s focus on what’s important here… the drinks! 

1. Skinny Margarita

This Skinny Margarita combines Lyre's Non-Alcoholic Orange Sec, Tequila, Lime Juice and of course agave for the uniquely Mexican expression of celebration. 

Ingredients

  • .75 oz Lyre's Orange Sec
  • 1.5 oz premium tequila
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .25 oz Agave Nectar (2:1 Agave to Water)

Method

Combine all ingredients into shaker, add ice, shake and pour over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with lime. Change it up by adding fresh fruit or jalapeños to your ingredients! 

2. London Pigeon Cocktail

This non-alcoholic twist on the Paloma featuring Lyre's Dry London Spirit is fresh and inviting, perfect to commence or end a delicious (and well-earned!) night in.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Lyre's Dry London Spirit
  • .75 oz Agave Nectar (2:1 Agave to Water)
  • 1 oz Fresh Ruby Grapefruit Juice
  • .25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fever Tree Tonic Water 

Method

Shake all ingredients except tonic with ice and pour over fresh ice into a highball glass. Fill with tonic. Grapefruit twist garnish.

3. Spicy Sombrero Cocktail

Treat yourself with this non-alcoholic dessert drink featuring Lyre's Coffee Originale with just the right balance of sweet, spice and a whole lotta nice!

Ingredients

Method

Add ice cream into coupette, then pour Lyre’s Coffee Originale.

Now that you’ve got your drinks in order, let us to introduce you to a Spanish cheers or "salud":

“¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa dentro!”

Which translates to “up, down, to the center, inside”. Cheers your glasses in the order of the toast and after you say pa dentro, have a sip! Use this for virtual happy hours or with your quaranteam!

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