Happy Cinco De Mayo! If you didn’t know, Cinco De Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. While I know many of us celebrate this holiday with Mexican food or drink (like the one I’ve made) I strongly encourage you to educate yourself on its history.
I love celebrating different cultures, I really do! But celebrating through food and drink without any real understanding of why you’re celebrating doesn’t make much sense to me. So go ahead, go to Google and do a quick search on Cinco De Mayo and educate yourself. 🙂
Don’t leave before you grab this recipe though! It’s a cocktail with three ingredients plus a lime wedge. You might even have all of these at home if you enjoy making cocktails or having some craft beer. Just me? All it took was some tequila, simple syrup, a gose beer and a fresh lime. If you want to get fancy, you can add your own salt or sugar rim!
I attempted a salt rim but to be honest, I liked it better with sugar. You don’t need a fancy tool to do this, all I did was wet the rim with a little water and simple syrup and twisted it in a pile of sugar. Done!
I did use a shaker bottle and shook the tequila and simple syrup with ice but made a rookie mistake in the process. the top of the shaker sprung off and I lost half of my tequila. It was a pretty sad moment so make sure you hang onto those lids. I guess that shows you I don’t make cocktails all too often, huh?
I chose a Guava Gose beer from Ballad Brewing Company in Virginia to add to this cocktail. A gose beer is a tart, German wheat beer brewed with salt and coriander. My dad works in Virginia quite often and since he is taking a liking to craft beer (finally) he often stops and grabs us some on his way back. This was an excellent beer on its own so I knew it would be delicious mixed in as a cocktail.
This one is particularly juicy though and while it adds a salty flavor to the cocktail, it’s still more sweet than sour. If you prefer your margaritas on the sour side, add less simple syrup than the recipe calls for or hey, more tequila! Here’s the recipe!
Sweet Gose Margarita
- 1.5 oz Tequila
- 1.5 oz simple syrup
- 3-4 oz Gose beer choose any you like!
- lime wedges if desired
- salt or sugar to make the rim if desired
- If making a salt/sugar rim, use a little of your simple syrup to dab on the rim of the glass. Turn the glass upside over a plate of either salt or sugar and twist until coated.
- Pour the tequila and simple syrup in a shaker bottle with ice. Shake well and strain over ice.
- Add your beer (slowly) to top off the drink (about 3-4 ounces total).
- If desired, garnish with a fresh lime slice or squeeze lime juice in for extra zing.
See what I mean? Simple, delicious and refreshing too! Keep coming back for more recipes, drinks, and nutrition that’s livable, doable and FUN.