Tacos, margaritas, and guacamole, OH MY! That must mean it’s Cinco de Mayo, which is basically one of my favorite holidays because HELLO, tacos, margaritas, AND guac! Seriously, a reason to eat my three favorite food groups in one day, say no more!
Come every Cinco de Mayo I search and search for the ‘best’ margarita to make for my fiesta. Every recipe I find leaves me a little more and more disappointed than the last one.
This year was no exception in my hunt for the ‘perfect’ margarita. However, the one thing that was different this year is that I decided to make my own recipe inspired by the margaritas my uncle used to make me. This recipe is as home crafted as can be and I don’t think a better margarita recipe exists. I clearly may be a little bias, but they really are that good. Ryan just can’t get enough of them!
So, do you all want to know the secret to this margarita??? It’s the cuties! Yes, those adorable little orange fruits that are filled with nothing but deliciousness.
**2 parts tequila (I use reposado)
**1 1/2 parts simple syrup (I use the pre-made stuff)
**1 1/2 part triple sec
**1 1/2 parts lime juice (I use the pre-juiced organic jar)
**Fill a chilled glass a little more than halfway with crushed ice (remember the key to a good cocktail is the ice)
**Pour all ingredients over the ice
**Stir and enjoy
So there you have it, the BEST margarita you’re going to make at home! This one is for you, Uncle Geno…we know you’d love it as much as we do!
What are you favorite recipes for Cinco de Mayo?? This year I may cook a thing or two out of the big ol’ pretty Mexico cookbook of mine!
It’s off to the races! Let’s make it as quick as we can to next weekend, deal?! At the risk of sounding like a complete lush, this is one of the best weeks for themed cocktails. Hello, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby! Ya’ll know this girl loves herself a good themed anything; and cocktails are certainly not an exception of that. “Bartender, pour me a mint julep and a good ol’ margarita!”
The last few years I have found myself rather intrigued and dare I say obsessed with all things Kentucky Derby come the month of May. However, I do always feel so bad for the horses that are racing, does anyone else feel like this? I’m obsessed with the hats, the searsucker, the pastels….and OF COURSE, the mint juleps. After all, the mint julep is the most iconic tradition of The Kentucky Derby.
This year I’m not hosting a party but I will definitely be indulging in a mint julep or two come Saturday. My party this year is sharing my mint julep recipe here with you all on my blog! Now, let me forwarn you… these drinks are STRONG! After just one of these delicious cocktails, I have quite a little buzz going on, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (wink, wink).
**1 part mint syrup
**3 parts bourbon
**Splash of Club Soda
**Chilled glass with crushed ice
**Infuse simple syrup(I bought the pre-made syrup, but you can make your own) with mint. I did 1.5 cups of simple syrup with around 30-ish mint leaves. Let steep on low for at least 1-hour.
**While mint is steeping in syrup, chill glasses and crush ice.
**Once the mint-syrup is done, fill glass completely with ice. Seriously… the key to a good cocktail is the ice. Mint Juleps are BEST with a glass full of crushed ice.
**Add bourbon, mint syrup, and club soda to your chilled glass and stir all of the ingredients together.
**Garnish with mint and enjoy!
As strong as this drink is, it ranks high on my list of my favorite cocktails! I’d love to hear if you all like them as much as I do and if you end up trying this recipe out for yourselves!
Tis’ the season for holiday parties, copious amounts of glitter, and festive cocktails. It makes me one happy lady when the festive holiday cocktails just happen to have champagne AND pomegranate because this combination is unbeatable to me. Do you know what the best part about these pomegranate champagne cocktails are? Let me tell you, it’s that they have under five ingredients and will maybe take you two minutes to make. You just can’t beat that!
**Champagne of your choice
**Muddle mint at the bottom of glass
**Pour equal parts champagne and pomegranate juice in glass and stir.
**Mint will float to the top. You can remove or leave it in the glass, this is really a preference thing.
**Add pomegranate seeds.
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Frosé….aka summer’s hit cocktail! If you love rosé and you love slushies, then you will adore this adult version! This drink is one of my favorites because every now and then I still enjoy going to 7-11 to get my half blue raspberry and half wild cherry slurpee. Who else has ever tried putting vodka in theirs??? Well now you can make a slightly more sophisticated version of that vodka infused slurpee with this Frosé recipe.
**1 Bottle of Rosé
**1 Tablespoon Sugar
**2 Tablespoons Grenadine
**Juice of half a lime
**1/4 Cup 7-Up
**1/4 Cup of Rosé
**Freeze bottle of rosé into ice cube trays (at least 6-hours ahead of time)
**When ready to make mixture…In a blender, sprinkle sugar onto strawberries so that they release their juices (let sit for 10-minutes)
**Add remaining ingredients (including rosé ice cubes) and blend
Who else is obsessed with all things LaCroix?! If you have no idea what I’m talking about then I will ask you this, “have you been living under a rock?!?” Just kidding! But really though, if you haven’t tried these drinks yet then you need to.
**2 ounces of vodka
**1 can of passionfruit LaCroix
**Juice of one lemon
**Dash of simple syrup
**Mix all the ingredients together and pour over ice
If you’re a La Croix lover like me you’ll love this Croix-tail!