Posts tagged Cinco de Mayo
Margaritas with Vita Coco
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You know I love getting festive for a holiday and the obvious choice for Cinco de Mayo is Margaritas!! These margaritas are not so obvious though. They have a twist but still remain pretty classic tasting. They are made with fresh, real ingredients, which helps keep the sugary taste to a minimum. I used Peach & Mango flavored Vita Coco water not only because it tastes good but also to help avoid a hangover for everyone who is throwing these back. Coconut water is really hydrating so it helps counterbalance the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Get your tacos ready...

Recipe

Ingredients:

3 ounces fresh lime juice

4 ounces Peach & Mango Vita Coco coconut water

4 ounces silver tequila

1/2 teaspoon agave

Directions:

Juice your limes. Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker and shake to combine. Stir the agave with a spoon if necessary. Pour over ice and enjoy!

 

Blood Orange Margarita For Halloween
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I wanted to make a Halloween cocktail that would pair well with the Mexican food that I've been majorly craving (when am I not though?!). Enter the Blood Orange Margarita! Get it...blood...Halloween. It's stupid easy and perfect since blood oranges are currently in season. I actually got mini blood oranges and they worked perfectly. 

INGREDIENTS (Yields 4 cocktails):

12 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice 

4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 

4 oz agave 

8 oz tequila (I used Silver) 

DIRECTIONS: 

Combine all ingredients and pour over ice. You can garnish the glass with a wedge of blood orange if you'd like!  

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Watermelon Margarita For Cinco De Mayo

Now that you've got your Cinco De Mayo outfit, you can move on to what is important...food and drinks! I'm pretty sure that Cinco De Mayo is a synonym for tequila. Look it up if you don't believe me. While a classic margarita is great, it's very 'been there, done that' and since it's a holiday you need to give it a little spin. These watermelon margaritas are awesome. Unfortunately, I can't drink for medical reasons but I always try what I make and this one was definitely tempting me to keep drinking. It's so good that it doesn't even seem like its alcoholic. Normally when drinks are like that it is because they are super sweet and full of sugar. This recipe that I made up isn't sweet and it has a little tang. The reason I really love it is because it is made with real food and fresh ingredients and you can taste the freshness. We always make margaritas and different watermelon drinks in the summer to bring to the pool and this hybrid is definitely going to need to be added to the roster this year. It really quenches your thirst on a hot day since it is loaded with fresh juices! I hope that this cocktail has you salsa dancing this Friday! 

Ingredients (yields one cocktail):

1 shot of tequila

Juice of 5 limes

Juice of 2 cups cubed watermelon

Splash of seltzer (I used lime seltzer)

Ice cubes

Optional: piece of watermelon for garnish

Directions: 

Place ice cubes into a glass

Squeeze the juice out of 5 limes into a glass (I used a citrus press)

Cut watermelon into cubes until you have 2 cups of cubes

Squeeze the juice out of the watermelon cubes with a citrus press into the glass

Add the shot of tequila and stir

Garnish if you choose to and enjoy!

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Cinco De Mayo
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I use any holiday as an excuse to get dressed up. I LOVED a good theme party in college. I went way too ham on the themes (favorite was a "P" Party where I dressed up as a member of the Purple Parrots from Legends of the Hidden Temple--anyone remember that show?!). Cinco De Mayo seems like a perfect "grown up" version of a theme party where you can dress up in a fun and festive dress (and preferably look like the dancing emoji in the red dress). Grab your margharita and have a fun night!