Nazanin Mandi Toasts to Cinco De Mayo & Heritage With DeLeón Tequila

By Bianca Gracie | May 5, 2022

A quick look at Nazanin Mandi’s Instagram account and it’s clear that she lives her life to the absolute fullest. And what better way to embrace life than sharing holidays with loved ones? For this year’s Cinco De Mayo, Mandi is turning up the heat with a team-up with Sean "Diddy" Combs and DeLeón Tequila to celebrate the Mexican American holiday with a new sweet and spicy version of the LOVE Margarita.

“I love DeLeón Tequila, from its smooth flavor profile to what the brand stands for. DeLeón celebrates cultural connectivity and the journey to success,” Mandi tells EDITION, “from Harlem to Jalisco and everywhere in between. I am excited to work with Diddy and DeLeón Tequila to celebrate a holiday that has been so integral to my culture.”

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Mandi’s multi-cultural background (Mexican, Iranian and Native American) gives way to many traditions—especially for Cinco De Mayo. She grew up spending the evening with family and close friends as they shared jokes over music and meals. This year she plans to celebrate the day with her husband—Grammy-winning artist Miguel—pairing the LOVE Margarita with “acidic dishes like shrimp ceviche with lots of lime and a chopped salad with grilled chicken, avocado, and cilantro lime dressing.”

“DeLeón Tequila represents celebrating life’s journey—the wins and obstacles. For me, that journey includes honoring my culture, celebrating life with loved ones, and creating a legacy that hopefully inspires generations to come,” Mandi continues. “Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity for me, my friends, and my family to come together, celebrate culture and heritage and toast to what’s to come.

See below for recipes for the original LOVE margarita recipe and two fun twists (courtesy of DeLeón Tequila).

ORIGINAL DELEÓN “LOVE” MARGARITA

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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

Glassware: Rocks

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

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1 ½ oz. DeLeón Reposado Tequila

1 Tb. Orange Marmalade

¾ oz. Honey

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

3 Drops Orange Blossom Water

Glassware: Rocks

Recommended Salt: Sweet

Garnish: Honey

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.



SPICY BLOOD ORANGE CHIPOTLE MARGARITA

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1 ½ oz. DeLeón Reposado Tequila

2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice

½ oz. Orange Liqueur

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Pinch Chipotle Powder

Glassware: Rocks

Recommended Salt: Spicy

Garnish: Dried Blood Orange Wheel & Dried Chipotle Pepper

Rim Garnish: Salt

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.

Photography by: Aday Living; DeLeón Tequila