Long before the Hollywood tequila boom, there was DeLeón Tequila. Originally founded in 2009, Sean “Diddy” Combs (alongside Diageo) elevated the brand in 2014, bringing the spirit brand to new heights as he immersed himself in the craft, heritage and future of tequila.
DeLeón Tequila is made of hand-selected 100 percent Blue Weber agave sourced from— as the name suggests— León, Guanajuato in Mexico. Beginning with the sculpted bottle, down to the tequila’s smoothness, DeLeón works to deliver on its mission to establish a new luxury tequila standard.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Combs and DeLeón teamed with actress, life coach and entrepreneur Nazanin Mandi to encourage tequila enthusiasts to toast to cultural connectivity with a remixed sweet and spicy take on the DeLeón Tequila Love Margarita.
See the full recipes below.
ORIGINAL DELEÓN “LOVE” MARGARITA
1 ½ oz. DeLeón Tequila Blanco
½ oz. Orange Liqueur
½ oz. Fresh Lime
½ oz. Fresh Lemon
1 Orange Slice
¾ oz. Agave Nectar Syrup
Garnish: Sea Salt and Lime Zest Rim
Rim Garnish: Lime Wheel and Orange Wheel
Method: Rim rocks glass. Muddle orange in a shaker, and add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and orange wheel.
SWEET MARMALADE & HONEY MARGARITA
1 ½ oz. DeLeón Reposado Tequila
1 Tb. Orange Marmalade
¾ oz. Honey
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 Drops Orange Blossom Water
Recommended Salt: Sweet
Rim Garnish: Candied Orange Peel
Method: Rim rocks glass with honey and salt. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a candied orange peel.
Method: Rim rocks glass with salt. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a dried blood orange wheel and dried chipotle pepper.