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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with these great recipes

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Beginning today and continuing September 16, Mexicans around the world will be celebrating Mexican Independence Day. (No, Mexican Independence Day is not Cinco de Mayo)  Although we urge everyone to celebrate responsibly, we’ve put together a collection of great Tequila drinks to sample in your celebrations because after all, doesn’t everyone know that no party is complete without a little Tequila?

Brought to you by Jose Cuervo, try any of these delicious concoctions and you won’t be disappointed:

Jose Cuervo Silver Paloma

1.5 oz. Cuervo Especial Silver
3 oz. grapefruit juice
5 teaspoons sugar
1 splash club soda
1 wedge lime

Add ice in a highball glass and squeeze a lime over the ice. Add Jose Cuervo Especial Silver, grapefruit juice, sugar and a splash of club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cuervo Silver Margarita on the Rocks

1 ½ oz Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila
4 ½ oz non-alcoholic Lime Margarita mix
8 oz ice
1 tsp. Salt

Platino Fresco

1 oz Jose Cuervo Platino
½ oz St. Germain
2 slices of Cucumber
3 Mint Leaves
1 oz Grapefruit Juice

Combine the cucumber, mint and St. Germain into a mixing glass and muddle.  Add the grapefruit juice and Jose Cuervo Platino.   Fill with ice and shake.  Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.  Garnish with a cucumber slice.

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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