GUERNEVILLE, Calif., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and this festival of Mexican freedom and democracy continues to grow in popularity. What began as a commemoration of Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 has become a celebration of all things Mexican, and now is widely celebrated in the United States and Canada as well as Mexico. Cinco de Mayo parties typically feature traditional Mexican fare like enchiladas, quesadillas and nachos, and traditional Mexican desserts like churros and flan, but while the foods are traditional, the beverages don't have to be. Instead of beer, add pizzazz to that Cinco de Mayo party by serving the following two delicious Korbel Brandy cocktails.
Korbel Citrus 'Rita 2 oz. Korbel Brandy1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice1/2 oz. Agave Nectar 1/4 oz. Triple Sec Coarse Salt
Combine all ingredients and pour over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with orange slice and lime wedge. Makes 1 cocktail.
Korbel Brandy-Pear Sangria1/2 cup Korbel Brandy1 750ml bottle Kenwood Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc2 Red Bartlett Pears, chopped2 Yellow Bartlett Pears, chopped1 Orange, sliced1/2 Lemon, sliced1 Lime, sliced1 1/2 oz. Triple Sec2 Tbsp. SugarSplash (12 oz.) of Sprite or 7-up
Chop one red and one yellow pear into bite size pieces, and reserve the other pears for serving. Combine all ingredients except the Sprite into a pitcher, cover and store for a few hours. Stir once before serving to re-mix any remaining sugar. Serve chilled over ice with fresh pear, orange and lemon slices and add a splash of Sprite or 7-Up. Makes 6 - 8 cocktails.
Korbel has produced award-winning California brandy since 1889 and - unique among United States producers - controls production from grape to bottle. Handcrafted in small batches, Korbel Brandy is aged to perfection in premium fire-toasted oak barrels to achieve golden amber color, generous butterscotch aroma and extra smooth taste.
Web site: http://www.korbel.com/
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