It’s Been A Long Week: Cinco de Mayo Edition

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make yourself a glass or two, on us — you deserve it.

There are truly too many things happening this week– spring, Frieze Art Fair, and the Derby just to name a few, but Cinco de Mayo outshines those all when margaritas are on the menu. With a proper tequila base, these three cocktails will be of liking even to those who may have disliked tequila.


Served at Toro Loco, where one can choose their own garnish from the actual tower, this fruity margarita is both yummy and dangerous,


  • 2oz Patrón Silver
  • .25oz Patrón Orange Liqueur
  • 1oz Fresh Squeezed Prickly Pear Juice
  • .75oz Fresh Squeezed Yuzu Juice
  • .5oz Vanilla Syrup

Easy and smooth, this is your classic marg with a twist and it’s even quite healthy (think: lots of cucumbers.)


  • 1 oz of Bandero Tequila 
  • 1 lime sliced into 6 wedges
  • 1/2 oz of Agave Syrup 
  • 3 half-inch slices of cucumber 

If you like your tequila with a side of berries and orange-liqueur, this one is spot on.


  • >1 oz Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz Blanco Tequila 
  • 0.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice 
  • 3 Blackberries