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Today is Cinco de Cuatro.

But we suspect all non-Arrested Development fans will be celebrating tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo instead.

Either way, you should be serving tequila. It’s the American way.

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Not just any tequila, though. A really, really nice one. Like Casa Dragones Blaco, a new ultra-premium blanco tequila ($75/bottle) that’s ideal for mixing or enjoying on the rocks, and is made from 100% Pure Blue Agave.

Here are four go-to recipes that’ll make you and your friends forget about that gal Margarita for a while.


White DragonWhite Dragon

Ingredients
1.75 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
.75 oz. Cointreau
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
Egg White

Instructions
Dry Shake, then shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe. Twist an orange peel over the surface and discard.


Pink PantherPink Panther “La Pantera Rosa”

Ingredients
2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
¾ oz. lime juice
½ oz grapefruit juice
½ oz of agave syrup
2 dashes of Orchard Street Celery Shrub

Instructions
Shake with ice and fine strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with 1 oz. Fever Tree Ginger Ale. Garnish with a lime wheel.


MicheldaMichelda

Ingredients
2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
¾ oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
¾ oz. Lime Juice
¾ oz. Tomatillo Juice
½ oz. Agave Syrup
¼ Seeded Jalapeno
4 oz. Mexican Lager Beer

Instructions
Muddle the jalapeno & agave syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients. Fine strain 2 oz. of the mixture (and reserve the rest) into a kosher salt or sal de gusano rimmed pilsner glass filled with ice. Top with 4 oz. Mexican Lager beer. Garnish with a slice of jalapeno.


San MiguelSan Miguel

Ingredients
2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
1 Barspoon of Agave Syrup
2 Dashes of Miracle Mile Celery Bitters

Instructions
Twist a grapefruit peel over the surface of a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with one large cube of ice and reserve the peel. Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with the reserved peel.


Casa Dragones, $75 (750ml)
www.casadragones.com

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