There’s one thing we know for sure: the perfect Cinco de Mayo celebration calls for the perfect margarita. And the best margarita calls for the best tequila. That’s why we look to the premium flavor of Dano’s Tequila—it’s smooth and easy to drink, handcrafted in small batches at the second oldest tequila distillery in the world—and the ideal foundation to all your Cinco de Mayo drinks.
To find the perfect tequila-based drink in the Hamptons, we asked Ian Duke, celebrated restaurateur and owner of local favorites like Southampton Social Club and Union Burger Bar to shake up a few favorite Dano’s cocktail recipes.
Garnish: Triangle of fresh watermelon
1.75 oz Danos Blanco Tequila infused with slice fresh jalapeños (at least 24 hours)
1.75 oz Fresh watermelon puree
.5 oz House-made sour mix
Method: Shake and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh watermelon triangle.
Dano’s Blood Orange Rita’
Garnish: Fresh blood orange slices
1.75 oz Dano’s Reposado Tequila
2.5 oz Fresh blood orange puree
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
.5 oz Simple syrup (to taste)
Method: Shake all ingredients and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh blood orange slices. Salted rim optional.
Celebrating at home? Spice up your Cinco de Mayo with a hint of spice and ultra-premium tequila.
Dano's Spicy Margarita (Dano-Rita)
Garnish: Tajin sugar/salt mix for rim of glass
2 oz Dano’s Pineapple & Jalapeño Fresh Fruit Infused Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lime Juice
Method: Shake all ingredients and serve over ice in a highball or rocks glass. Garnish rim of glass with Tajin sugar/salt mix.
To purchase a bottle of Dano’s for your own Cinco de Mayo celebration, visit danostequila.com
Photography by: Dano's Tequila