Cinco de Mayo Pairing with the Essensia Margarita

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Cinco de Mayo is 5 days away!  That means it’s time to prep your party pairings for this food-filled holiday.  So, why not add a twist to some of your favorite traditional Mexican recipes and really impress your guests?  The Essensia Margarita is soft, luscious and packed with orange blossom sweetness –  pair it with this Ahi Tacos and Kiwi Tangerine Salsa recipe for a full flavored match-up that is sure to send your guest’s taste buds into a fiesta!

Essensia Margarita

0.5 oz Essensia Orange Muscat Dessert Wine
1.5 oz Don Pilar Reposado Tequila
0.5 oz Agave Nectar
1.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice to Taste

Combine above in shaker with ice and shake. Pour into a glass with a salted rim and ice. Serve!

Ahi Tacos & Kiwi-Tangerine Salsa Recipe

Sweet, tangy and spicy, these fresh Ahi tacos will elevate your Cinco de Mayo celebration to a whole new level of yum. Find the recipe here.

Pairing tip:   When pairing sweeter cocktails with spicy food, find a good balance between the complexity of flavors. In this pairing, the luscious hints of orange marmalade, juicy apricot, fresh lime, and a touch of salt in the Essensia Margarita elevate the tropical zest of the Kiwi-Tangerine Salsa, while softening the burn of the chili-dusted Ahi, making for a fresh and fruity pairing.

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