Food & Wine | Feliz Cinco de Mayo from Casamigos Tequila

May 5th marks Cinco de Mayo and around the world, people are preparing themselves for celebrations. A day that embodies the pride of Mexico, and particularly the Battle of Puebla being won, it is a day everyone looks forward to. Not many things remind me more of Mexico than Tequila, good food and a good time. This year, we here at (in conjunction with Julio’s birthday which also falls on May 5th!) will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Casamigos Tequila. Famously associated with George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, this incredible tequila is one you simply have to have at your celebrations!

In typical George Clooney style, even the ads are coyly sexy.

“George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman bring you Casamigos, a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.”


The age of the celebrity alcohol is here. From Dan Aykroyd to Sean Combs, stars have decided that they want to create an incredible product just for you and this tequila is a perfect example of that. Educated decisions made it happen, skill creates it, and the rest is up to us to enjoy.

Take a look at one of my favourite cocktails I will be creating for Cinco de Mayo below with Casamigos tequila and the recipe it inspired me to create.


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The #DoTheDaniel Dusk to Dawn Margarita

1 oz Casamigos Tequila

.05 oz Campari

1.5 oz Jax Coco Coconut Water

2.0 Fresh Orange Juice

1 fresh lime

1 tbsp raw cane sugar

In a blender over ice, combine Casamigos Tequila, Jax Coco Coconut Water, Orange Juice, sugar and the juice of the lime. Blend to desired consistency, adding ice to taste for a thicker Margarita. Serve in chilled rocks glass and carefully pour Campari into the centre of the glass to achieve desired red base to the cocktail. Add a straw and you’re ready for the best Cinco de Mayo yet!



“Brought To You By Those Who Drink It” and ready to help create a Cinco de Mayo like no other, make sure to head to your local LCBO or liquor store to pick it up today!

For more delicious cocktails for Cinco de Mayo and all year round, make sure to click here.

And of course, make sure to follow @CASAMIGOS on Twitter & Instragram. Be it with the above mentioned cocktails or a recipe of your very own, use the #CasamigosCocktails to join in on the social media conversation!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we love, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account!

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive

Photos: CASAMIGOS Tequila


Daniel Desforges