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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a YankeeRita - Made with Ethanol (100% American Whiskey)

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Keep the party going through Sunday (Mothers Day) with a wonderful MomOSA

You must be 21 years of age or older to read this story and use the recipes.... no cheating

By Marc J. Rauch
Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher

Several years ago, I kicked off my speech at the annual American Coalition of Ethanol by toasting all the attendees with my margarita concoction that used Catdaddy Spiced Moonshine. I called it a YankeeRita.


Since that time I've used other American made whiskeys to make YankeeRitas, including a 140-proof brandy produced in my own 11-gallon still. Woowee!!!

Today, May 5th, is Cinco de Mayo. It's just after midnight, eastern time, and I'm toasting all of our TACH readers and fans with YankeeRitas made from Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey (80 proof), Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (66 proof), Stillhouse Red Hot Corn Whiskey (69 proof),and Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 - corn, rye, and malted barley (125 proof). I added them to Jose Cuervo Classic margarita mix and a splash of Triple Sec for fun.

All four make spectacular YankeeRitas. Give 'em all a try. But, remember to stay the heck away from your car/truck/motorcycle/power boat. And only use drinkable ethanol, not fuel ethanol, which will kill you.

On Mother's Day, surprise everyone with MomOSAS. Make them with orange juice, tangerine juice, or grapefruit juice. Add a little 7-Up or flavored sparkling water for fizz. Then make it come alive with any of the whiskeys featured above. Mom will thank you for it!

By the way, three of the four whiskeys were produced in the beautiful state of Kentucky, which just happens to be the headquarters for The Auto Channel.