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Three Delta-8 Cocktails To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Published May 2, 2022

Three Delta-8 Cocktails To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, 1862, against immense odds, Mexican forces defeated the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla.

Since then, the commemoration of that victory, which held great symbolic importance, has been known as “Cinco de Mayo.”

Cinco de Mayo is not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day (September 16). In Mexico, the holiday is primarily celebrated in Puebla, with more widespread observances in the U.S. to celebrate Mexican-American culture.

To help you celebrate this year’s Cinco de Mayo, we put together this list of Mexican-inspired cocktails featuring Delta-8 Tinctures.

Let’s begin!

Delta-8 Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Sweet yet sour, salty yet refreshing, it’s impossible not to see why the margarita is the most famous of Mexican cocktails. And if you’re looking to add a bit of spice with more bright tropical sweetness (along with some hemp-derived bliss, of course), then this Delta-8 Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita is a must-try.

Ingredients

  • Berry Delta-8 Tincture (to preference)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • ¾ ounce of triple sec
  • Pineapple chunk (cubed)
  • 2 jalapeño rounds
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 chunk of pineapple
  • Ice

Items Needed

  • Margarita glass (or preferred glass)
  • Dish
  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Knife
  • Muddler

Steps

  • Use the dish to combine the black pepper and sugar
  • Wet the rim of your glass using your lime
  • Dip the glass into the container to coat with sugar and pepper
  • With the muddler and shaker, gently mash triple sec, pineapple, and jalapeño together
  • Add lime juice, pineapple juice, tequila, and ice into the shaker
  • Shake until chilled
  • Strain mixture over fresh ice in the margarita glass
  • Garnish with a lime wedge, pineapple, and jalapeño

Delta-8 Ranch Water

Technically from West Texas but most definitely margarita-inspired, Ranch Water is a simple, refreshing favorite of the Lone Star State. Featuring lime juice, tequila blanco, and Mexican mineral water (you know which one what we’re talking about), Ranch Water might be your favorite drink going into summer ‘22.

Ingredients

  • Mint Delta-8 Tincture (to preference)
  • 3 ounces of tequila blanco
  • 1 ½ lime juice
  • Ice
  • Slice of lime
  • Mineral water from Mexico

Items Needed

  • Highball glass (or preferred glass)
  • Knife
  • Jigger

Steps

  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add tequila and lime juice
  • Top with mineral water
  • Garnish with lime

Delta-8 Mexican Mojito

A Mexican-inspired take on a minty Cuban classic, the Mexican Mojito swaps out the soft yet sweet taste (by liquor standards) of rum with the earthy, citrusy, and even peppery notes of tequila. Nonetheless, it’s light, fresh, and another excellent option for warm days.

Ingredients

  • Mint Delta-8 Tincture (to preference)
  • 4 mint sprigs
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 ½ ounces of tequila blanco
  • 2 ounces of seltzer
  • 1 ounce of lemon-lime soda
  • Slice of lime

Items Needed 

  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Muddler

Steps

  • With a muddle, gently mash 3 mint springs, lime, and sugar in a shaker
  • Add tequila and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously
  • Strain into a glass
  • Top off with lemon-lime soda and soda water
  • Slice a lime circle
  • Garnish with a lime circle and 1 sprig of mint

About Delta-8 and Alcohol

Delta-8 has its own set of effects, and so does alcohol. And now you’re combining them. So with that, there are a few extra things you want to consider.

Take It A Bit Easier On The Delta-8

If you haven’t tried Delta-8 tinctures yet, you might want to hold off on mixing them into cocktails. And if you do have a bit more experience, it’s a good idea to go a bit “lighter” than usual.

Delta-8 is a form of THC, and alcohol can enhance its absorption. Or in other words, the effects might be a bit stronger.

Expect An Onset Similar To Edibles

As always, it’s essential to enjoy any cocktails responsibly and in moderation. And the same applies to cocktails with Delta-8 in them.

So if you’ve just finished a cocktail and you’re wondering when the Delta-8 kicks in. Because the tincture has to travel through your digestive system, the onset of effects will be similar to edibles.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

So that just about wraps up this blog post on three Mexican-inspired cocktails to enjoy for this Cinco de Mayo.

But remember, Cinco de Mayo isn’t all just about cocktails.

Take some time to learn about Mexican culture, support your local Mexican-American businesses and artists, take part in Cinco de Mayo events going on in your community and of course, enjoy some good cuisine!

From all of us here at Hometown Hero, have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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