On Tap for Cinco de Mayo | A Traditional Oaxacan Cocktail + Festive Furnishings

May 5, 2015

cincoHeroWho doesn’t love a good Cinco de Mayo fiesta and the traditional Mexican food, drinks, décor and music that have made this event such a beloved one? The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, but Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a universal celebration of Mexican culture, tradition and heritage.

In honor of this occasion, we’re mixing up a Oaxacan Cocktail of the Month: Cocktail Donají. Located in southern Mexico, Oaxaca is known for its premium selection of mezcal, a liquor similar to tequila that’s distilled from the heart of the agave plant.

In Cocktail Donají, mezcal brings its smoky edge to a blend of tangy citrus juices. The drink is typically served in a martini glass, which is rimmed with Sal de Gusano – a Oaxacan spice made from sea salt, toasted and ground agave worms and chile costeño. Find the recipe below, plus furniture and décor inspired by Cinco de Mayo.

Cocktail Donají Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
-2 oz. Mezcal
-4 oz. Orange Juice
-Ice Cubes
-1 oz. Grenadine
-Orange
-Sal de Gusano (or 1 tbsp coarse salt mixed with 1/8 tsp red chile powder)
-Martini Glass
-Cocktail Jigger

DIRECTIONS:
-Frost martini glass rim with sal de gusano
-Pour 2 oz. mezcal into martini glass
-Add 4 oz. fresh orange juice
-Add ice cubes
-Add 1 oz. grenadine
-Garnish with orange slice and enjoy

Watch our step-by-step video:

Shop Cinco de Mayo-inspired furniture and décor:

Cinco de Mayo Style

1. Laurel Server: $995
2. Metal Candleholder: $49
3. Thompson Accent Chair: $595
4. Diego Dining Table: $795
5. Table Lamp – Gordon: $199
6. Accent Pillow – Orange Floral 20×20: $25
7. Ceramic Flower Vase: $35
8. Clancy Side Chair: $295
9. Rug – Oria Sunset 96×120: $1,095

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