6 Easy, Delicious Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo!
We’ve gathered up margaritas from the Food Network and other tasty cocktails to help you celebrate in style!
These margaritas were submitted to Food.com, which is part of The Food Network.
1. Ultimate Margarita submitted by K. C DeLong
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, about 1 large lime
1/4 cup silver 100 percent agave tequila
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/2 cup coarsely cracked ice cube
Rub the rims of 2 martini glasses with a lime wedge, then dip the rims in a dish of course salt.
Refrigerate the glasses if desired.
In a shaker, combine the lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur.
Add ice and shake 10 to 15 seconds, then strain into the prepared glasses.
2. Best Beer Margarita, submitted by Kittenscal Kitchen
She says, “I make these all year around for my parties they are the best Margarita, don’t worry you won’t even taste the beer, you can double or triple this recipe if desired, if the mixture tastes too sweet you can add in a little more water, use the limeade can to measure out all ingredients.”
(12 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate (semi-thawed)
12 fluid ounces tequila
6 fluid ounces 7-up
6 fluid ounces cold water (or use 12 fl.oz. Seven-Up or water)
2 fluid ounces beer
Ice (lots of ice!)
1 lime (cut into wedges)
Pour the limeade, tequila, Seven-Up, water and beer into a large glass pitcher; stir with a long-handled spoon until completely blended and the frozen limeade has completely melted.
Add in lots of ice.
Adjust with extra water if the mixture is too sweet.
Serve each glass with a lime wedge on the end
Mama’s Kitchen (Hope) says, “Deliciously different with a gorgeous color and flavor!
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
1/3 cup lime juice
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups frozen raspberries
2 cups frozen blueberries
4 ice cubes
1 teaspoon dried lavender
In a blender, combine the tequila, orange liqueur-curacao,triple sec etc., coconut milk and lime juice.
Cover, turn to high speed, and gradually add berries, lavender, and ice. Whirl until smooth and slushy. Pour into glasses
You can rub glass rims with lime and dip the rim in lavender sugar or salt. I prefer sugar.
Add a lavender sprig for garnish!
For a sweeter drink add some simple syrup or sugar or sub 1/4 cup limeade concentrate for the lime juice.
4. Cinco Swagger
2 Ounces Camarena Silver Tequila
1 Ounce Lemon Juice
1/2 Ounce Agave Nectar
2 Cucumber Wheels
2 oz Ginger Beer
Muddle cucumber and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice, agave nectar and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with cucumber wheel.
5. Camarena Chipotle Cooler
2 Ounces Camarena Reposado Tequila
1 Ounce Pineapple Juice
1/2 Ounce Orange Liqueur
2 Pinches Chipotle Chili Pepper Spice
2 Ounces Lemonade
Lemon Wheel Garnish
Combine liquids and spice in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into tall glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lemon wheel.
6. Iced Horchata
4 cups hot water
1 cup white rice, rinsed and drained
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Sweet Cream
4 ounces spiced rum (optional)
Combine water, rice and cinnamon sticks in large bowl; cool. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Remove cinnamon sticks. Spoon rice into food processor or blender (reserve soaking liquid); cover. Process on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Add reserved soaking liquid and sugar; process for 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Stir Coffee-mate and rum into mixture.
Serve over ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.