May 4, 2010

cheers {to cinco de mayo}!

I'm mixing it up a little this week - just for the fun of it! (and i'm posting this today (instead of tomorrow, when it's actually cinco de mayo) so you can go to the market ahead of time! look at me trying to organized.)

While I do l♥ve a trad marg, I'm really digging these alternatives for
Cinco de Mayo!



2 oz Tequila
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt
4 oz Grapefruit soda
Garnish: Lime wedge
Glass: Highball


Add all the ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a lime wedge

St Rita


1.5 oz Tequila
1.5 oz St-Germain Liqueur
Juice of 1 lime

Garnish: Lime wedge

Glass: Rocks or Collins


Shake all the ingredients with ice and fine strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cider House Rules


1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1.5 oz Fresh apple cider
.5 oz Club soda
.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
Ground cinnamon

Glass: Highball


Rim the edge of a highball glass with cinnamon. Add Don Julio Blanco Tequila, fresh apple cider, club soda, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake well. Strain contents into the highball glass full of fresh ice.

Blood Orange Margarita


1/4 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh blood-orange juice
3 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon Cointreau
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Lime slice, for garnish


Put the grated ginger in a small sieve set over a small bowl and press to extract the juice. Combine the ginger juice with the orange juice, tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with cracked ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with the lime slice and serve.


first three drinks via 7x7; last one via food & wine


  1. MMMMMM! I could really go for one of those blood orange margaritas right now! ¡salud!

  2. FUN!! so which are you making for us?!!

  3. me too abby sue - even if i haven't eaten yet today ...

    and you'll have to come and see K ;)

  4. Oooooh i want one (of any of them).


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