Cinco de Mayo is a highly underrated holiday in terms of where it lands on the celebration scale. Let me give you an idea: I googled “Cinco de Mayo” and the first results to come up were restaurant suggestions. Whether you can really get behind the Battle of Puebla or you’re ready to celebrate Mexican American culture, you could probably use a margarita today. Here are cinco Pinterest-sourced recipes for your at-home sipping pleasure:
1. The Classic
This is billed as “the BEST margarita,” but you should probably see for yourself. You never know until you try, right?
1 can limeade
1 can gold tequila
1/2 can water
1/2 can 7-Up
1 Corona beer
Juice of 1 Lime
Mix well and either serve over ice or put it in a blender and blend with ice until desired consistency.
2. The 3-Ingredient Pomegranate
Easy, refreshing, and pomegranates are healthy so this is good for you, probably?
16 oz of POM pomegranate juice
1 can frozen limeade concentrate
2 to 2 1/2 cups tequila
limes for garnish and/or sugar or salt for glass rims
Empty the limeade concentrate into a large pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of cold water. Add 16-20 oz of tequila. Add POM juice, and a couple lime wedges and ice to fill. Mix thoroughly. Place the pitcher, covered, in the fridge for at least two hours.
3. The Super Skinny
Watching your summer beach bod? You can still indulge today!
12 oz sparkling lemon lime water
6 oz tequila
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
lime for garnish
Basically just do what you’ve been doing: pour, mix, and drink!
4. The Food Network Frozen Watermelon
It’s a credible source and a cool, refreshing flavor– what more do you need?
1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1-2 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups ice
Puree all of the above ingredients in a blender. This should get you four delicious margaritas to save or share!
5. The Cotton Candy
For something a little more out-of-the-box to satisfy your festive but unorthodox sweet tooth…
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup cream soda (suggested: Jones)
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1 package cotton candy
Combine all liquid ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously. Fill serving glasses 3/4 of the way with cotton candy. Pour mixture over cotton candy until glass is half full. Add ice. Stir to combine.
Are you thirsty yet? Pick your favorite, have some friends over, and celebrate this day of days! And if you’re not drinking, no worries: you can listen to this song and it’ll still count. Cheers!
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