In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I am excited to share my newest favorite tequila-based cocktail, the Mezcal Negroni. Negronis are a classic Italian cocktail that usually consist of gin, Campari and vermouth. I am all for a strong cocktail so I love this story. And I love this take on the classic Negroni. Mezcal offers a smoky note to the bitterness of the Campari. It is truly one of my favorite patio sippers.
The sun is shining and the weekend is upon us which has me all excited for gardening and patio chillin’. This gin cocktail is so refreshing for just an occasion. My tarragon plant in the garden comes back with a vengeance every year, and I have so much of it already, which is perfect for this cocktail.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo I am serving up my Skinny Cucumber Margaritas. These margaritas are sugar free and liqueur free, but ever so tasty. It basically is green juice with tequila, so I am calling that a win win. Cucumbers are full of nutrients, so these margaritas are good for you. That’s my story, and I am sticking to it. I grow cucumbers in my garden. My garden cucumbers harvest in August-October, so these margs are also part of a new series I am starting this summer called Grow Your Own Cocktails.