Award-winning chef, James Cochran, and the original tequila, Jose Cuervo, are celebrating Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo by launching the Around the Cluck X Jose Cuervo Cinco de Mayo at home kit this month.  


Adding some Cochran flair to a Mexican-inspired menu, featuring James’s signature Around the Cluck fried chicken, his favourite Sauce Shop condiments, and exclusive Margarita pairings from Jose Cuervo, this restaurant kit is the perfect way to celebrate Mexican heritage at home with loved ones on the weekend of May 8th 


Priced at £50 for two and available for up to 6, the kit – fully prepped and ready to be finished off in the oven – features two Cinco de Mayo burgers, Fiesta Wings to share and two matched margaritas. Cinco de Mayo burgers are a riot of flavour: a buttermilk fried chicken burger 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 delicious ingredients – It’s that easy!  


What’s more, each reveller will also enjoy a perfectly paired Twisted Piña Margaritacombining 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….delicious! 


Up next on the menu, James has rustled up Fiesta wings that 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. The wings are finished off at home by baking them in the oven, ideal for those who prefer to leave the deep-frying to the professionals.  


The spicy wings are designed to be enjoyed alongside a refreshing Sandía Margarita cocktail made up of classic Mexican flavoursincluding 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. 


Available in multiples of two for up to six sharing, this kit is the party we have all been waiting for and the perfect way to launch the summer as we mean to go on, surrounded by friends, family and good vibes.  


With 250-years of experience – and being distilled at Latin America’s oldest distillery – Mexican tequila Jose Cuervo is the perfect way to enjoy cocktails on Cinco De Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. 


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: Priced at £50 based on two sharing. Available in multiples of two for up to 6 people.  


Available to order 12th April – 3rd May for delivery 7th May 


Nationwide delivery – 





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