Tuesday, May 5, 2015

~ Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Spicy Margarita ~

Are you celebrating today or tonight? Mexican food is just a staple...a part of our food pyramid here in Texas. I love it! If and when you become a citizen of this great state, it's a requirement to sign on for Mexican food! :)

I also love a great margarita. If you like spicy, this is the drink for you!  It will make you feel happy, happy, happy! 

2 oz. Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Cointreau (that's triple sec) 
3/4 oz. lime juice
2 slices jalapeno (remove the seeds and slice into wheels)
Cilantro (just a pinch)

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. 
2. Shake and strain into an iced rocks glass.
3. Garnish with cilantro and jalapeno spiral.
Like your marg with salt? Here's how to rim a glass:
Slice a wheel off an orange. Add Kosher salt in a dish. 
Rub the edge of a glass with the rind (this will help the salt stick).
Roll the glass in the salt. 

*I found this drink recipe online but can't remember where. If you know, please advise and I'll be happy to give full credit. A friend makes these and truly, they're delish!

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  1. Whoa! That looks like one awesome drink, Pat! I'm planning Mexican food for tonight, which will make my hubby VERY happy!

  2. YUM!!! I was SO wanting a margarita tonight but alas, our day did not go as planned. I DO have a one frozen in the freezer. Hmmmm.......I DO want to watch an NCIS episode and what better thing to sip on before going to bed? Thank you!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. I've never had a spicy margarita, Pat, but it sounds delish! I hope you had a happy Cinco de Mayo!!

  5. Hi Pat,
    I love Margarita's never heard of a spicey one!!! I bet it has a good bite to it. Hope you enjoyed Cinco de Mayo.

  6. hi pat. thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a comment. i like a good frozen margarita, but my weak, midwestern tastebuds would probably balk at this version. :)

  7. I do like a good margarita and I do like spicy as long as it's not TOO spicy...I've never had a margarita with jalapeno in it! I would be willing to give this a try. ;-)

  8. My husband will LOVE a margarita with jalapeƱo in it--what a great idea! Thanks for the recipe, Pat!


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