Great British Menu chef James Cochran creates Mexican meal kit for Cinco de Mayo

Celebrity chef James Cochran is marking this year's Cinco de Mayo celebration by launching a special meal kit inspired by Mexico's annual celebrations.

Award-winning James, a star of BBC' cooking content Great British Menu, has joined forces with Jose Cuervo tequila to create the easy heat-at-home kit and two signature cocktails.

The Around the Cluck X Jose Cuervo Cinco de Mayo kit combines Mexican cuisine with James's culinary flair and eclectic style.

It features the chef's signature Around the Cluck fried chicken, his favourite Sauce Shop condiments, and exclusive margarita pairings from Jose Cuervo.

It gives people the opportunity to join in with the festivities from the comfort of their own homes on the weekend of May 8.

Fully prepped and ready to be finished off in the oven, it includes two Cinco de Mayo burgers, fiesta wings to share and two matched margaritas .

The Cinco de Mayo burgers consist of buttermilk fried chicken with Sauce Shop Habanero Hot sauce, burnt green tomato relish, sour cream, coriander slaw and tortilla chips .

James has done all the hard work deep frying so all that’s left to do is simply crisp it up in the oven and assemble the ingredients.

It's perfectly paired twisted piña margarita, combining Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila, with pressed pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, coriander, jalapeño and agave nectar with garnishes of cracked black pepper and a fresh lime wheel.

The fiesta wings are buttermilk-brined and marinated in Sauce Shop Smoky Chipotle BBQ rub and topped with Sauce Shop Chipotle Mayo, pickled red onions, roasted coconut and coriander.

They're finished off at home in the oven.

The spicy wings are designed to be enjoyed alongside a refreshing sandía margarita cocktail made up of classic Mexican flavours, including Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado Tequila with watermelon and apple juice, fresh lime juice, mint and agave nectar with garnishes of fresh mint and a fresh lime wheel.

The kit is available in multiples of two for up to six sharing. It's priced at £50 for two.

Oli Pergl, Tequila Educator at Jose Cuervo, said: “Cinco De Mayo is an important date in the Mexican calendar so what better way to celebrate than a partnership between award-winning chef, James Cochran, his restaurant 12.51 and Jose Cuervo tequila.

"Delicious food complemented with perfectly paired cocktails will transport you, figuratively not literally, to Tequila Valley… enjoy!”

James Cochran said: "Working with Jose Cuervo to capture the tastes and spirit of Mexico in our menu matched with a couple of banging margaritas has been great fun.

"Recognising the breadth of flavours the country has to offer, from their coasts to their love of BBQ, we think we’ve hit on the perfect combination to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home’

Around the Cluck X Jose Cuervo Cinco de Mayo Kit is available to order until Monday May 3 for delivery May 7.

Nationwide delivery is available. Go to the 12:51 website.

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