It's time to make a marg and listen to an amazing mariachi band.

By Stacey Leasca
May 04, 2020
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Courtesy of Hornitos

Virtual parties may be all the rage, but it looks like Hornitos Cantina is planning a Cinco de Mayo virtual celebration that will outdo the rest.

To celebrate the holiday that honors the date when the Mexican army declared victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862, the tequila company is offering up a virtual bar event so we can all toast together.

On May 5, at 5 p.m. EST, everyone is invited to head over to Hornitos’ Instagram for the party featuring music by the all-women, Latin Grammy-winning mariachi band Flor de Toloache. For those looking to take the celebration one step further, Hornitos suggests ordering a bottle of its tequila to your doorstep using apps like Drizly. (They’re even giving you a promo code, HORNITOS5, to use in select markets.)

For the event, the company will also have a bartender on hand to offer up live cocktail tutorials to show viewers how to make a Hornitos Tequila Margarita, Paloma, and Bandera. Want to be ready? Here’s everything you need to craft each drink.

Hornitos Tequila Reposado Margarita

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila

1 1/2 parts agave syrup

3 parts lime juice

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve. (Salt rim optional.)

Hornitos Tequila Paloma Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 part Hornitos Plata Tequila

2 parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice

1 part simple syrup

2 parts club soda

Instructions: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Stir once before adding soda and once after. Garnish with a lime wedge or grapefruit wedge. (Rosemary sprig optional.)

Hornitos Tequila Bandera

Ingredients:

Shot of Lime Juice

Hornitos Plata Tequila

Shot of Sangrita

Instructions: Pour each liquid into separate shot glasses. Sip from each glass in “traditional Mexican fashion – lime juice first, Hornitos Plata tequila second, and Sangrita to finish.”