Posts Tagged ‘Cinco de Mayo’

El 6 de Mayo

In Recipe on May 6, 2010 at 3:07 am

¡Ojala que usted tienen un feliz cinco de mayo! In other words, I know you all had a spectacular cinco de mayo; you probably celebrated as you thought a Mexican would celebrate as though to them it’s a real holiday… them, not so much (Google it). Now you’re 1) sitting looking befuddled or 2) basking in the newness of the information you may have just learned because you didn’t procrastinate like the 1s, or 3) your mejicano y tu eres un sabelotodo OR you a history buff.

Regardless of who you are, this drink is for you! It’s the perfect tipple when you’re hungover from tequila shots or nauseus from nachos with cheese and chimichangas.

I call this drink El 6 de Mayo. It’s a nice, long, cool, flavorful refreshing chilled toddie that’s perfect for the calm after the storm. It incorporates smoky Mezcal, tart strawberries, earthy rhubarb, beautiful Lemon Verbena, Cinnamon, and a good bit of dilution and antioxidants for your liver’s filtering pleasure.

1.5 ounce Mezcal
4 ounces infused Tisane*
1 ounce soda
Lemon slice to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass over ice, stir, serve, enjoy!

*Infused Tisane
6 ounces Lemon Verbena or French Vervain, prepared
2 pounds rhubarb
1 pound strawberries,
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

Combine all ingredients and simmer until softened, purée, and strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth until most solids are removed