Inspired by one of Selena’s most memorable songs the Amor Prohibido cocktail was our final cocktail served at my Raised on Selena event. Fresh strawberry juice, tequila, topped with champagne, this cocktail also pays homage to Selena’s vibrant red lip color in her Amor Prohibido video.
Amor Prohibido became the first Tejano record to peak at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, cementing fans love of Selena.
A nod to somos de distintas sociedades I created this Tequila-Champagne cocktail in a vibrant red color to pay homage to how the song describes a relationship between a man and a woman in which their love is tested by poverty, differences and parental disapproval. Many believe tequila should never be mixed with champagne, well folks I am here to tell you don’t know what you are missing.
The lyrics were inspired by Selena‘s grandparents who had dealt with the song’s meanings during their time. Selena told numerous TV crews about the song and its meanings to both her and her family. Amor Prohibido then became the leading single and first single from the album “Amor Prohibido” and instantly became Selena’s signature song due to its popularity.
Amor prohibido murmuran por las calles
Porque somos de distintas sociedades
Amor prohibido nos dice todo el mundo
El dinero no importa en ti y en mí, ni en el corazón
Oh, oh baby
Aunque soy pobre todo esto que te doy
Vale más que el dinero porque sí es amor
Y cuando al fin estemos juntos, los dos
Qué importa qué dirán, también la sociedad
Aquí sólo importa nuestro amor, te quiero
- 1 bottle Champagne chilled
- 1 cup fresh strawberry juice
- 1 cup Cointreau
- 1 cup Tequila
- Lime slices
- Diced strawberries
- Combine fresh strawberry juice, Cointreau and tequila. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
- To a champagne flute pour about 2 ounces of the strawberry tequila mixture into each glass; top with chilled champagne. Garnish with lime slices and diced strawberries