As you know, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles, Beverly Hills has some of the most delectable cocktails for you and your friends to try in honor of this festive holiday! These wonderful recipes perfectly complement outdoor entertaining and grilling, which we all love to do on Cinco de Mayo.
Found on the “Apéritif” (Happy Hour) menu at Riviera 31, the “Baoli” cocktail, made with fresh avocado, offers a unique twist on the traditional cocktails and margaritas served on Cinco de Mayo. Made with cilantro, cumin, lime juice, jalapeño, and agave, this cocktail is a treat to taste and absolutely refreshing.
2 oz patron silver tequila
1 slice avocado
5 leaves cilantro
1 slice of jalapeno
1 ½ lime agave
Method: Muddle avocado, cilantro, and cumin, add jalapeno smash twice, add lime agave, add tequila. Shake. Poor over fresh ice in a rocks glass.
Also found on Riviera 31’s “Apéritif” (Happy Hour) menu, the French Margarita also offers a fantastic alternative to the traditional margarita. Replacing the triple sec and lime juice with Grand-Marnier and blood orange juice, this cocktail is absolutely delicious and is sure to please your taste buds.
2 oz tequila
1 oz grand marnier
3/4 oz lime juice
2 oz blood orange juice
1/2 oz agave syrup
Method: Shake. Poor over fresh ice in a rocks glass.
Credit: Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills