Monday, May 4, 2009

Beverage Monday

~Cinco de Mayo~

Today we are featuring Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo, which by the way is my son's birthday. He is turning 5 tomorrow. The balloon is from his last birthday party. I usually buy one since they make a 'special' balloon just for his birthday. Anyways. let's celebrate the Battle of Puebla with some great food and even better drinks.

Classic Margarita

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt for garnish

Combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Moisten rim of Margarita glass with lime juice or water. Holding glass upside down, dip rim into salt. Shake and strain drink into glass and serve.

Frozen Passion Margarita

  • 3/4 oz Alize® Gold Passion liqueur
  • 3/4 oz 1800® Tequila
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 cup cracked ice

Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend. Strain into a margarita glass rimmed with coarse salt, garnish with a wheel of lime, and serve.

OC Margarita

  • 1 1/2 oz Sauza® Conmemorativo tequila
  • 3/4 oz orange cognac liqueur
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix

Pour the tequila, orange cognac and triple sec on the rocks in a tall salt-rimmed margarita glass. Add sour mix to taste. Serve


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