I love Cinco de Mayo. Most likely because of the massive amounts of tequila involved with this holiday. Not that I can really partake this year. Growing up sucks. So do Mondays.
BUT to alleviate this horrible case of the Mondays’ (or Tuesdays’ since I’m posting this quite late tonight, I apologize) I came up with a solution! Have a margarita anyways! And why not make your own!? It really is a lot more fun that way!
We also had reason to celebrate tonight! While it is not officially our anniversary of our first date, my fiancé and I use Cinco de Mayo to mark the first time sparks flew between us. Awww.
So, in addition to a margarita waiting for him to get home, he also had a nice sparky(spicy) dinner to eat as well…
Hah, no worries I made sure I cut out the seeds before I put them in the salsa (see the link below for the recipe I made tonight). And yes, this is how my kitchen counter normally looks when I cook. I am messy. Just ask my fiancé…or my mom.
Of course, the margarita should also be a fun color. Have you ever had a rainbow margarita? It is essentially every blended flavor of margarita that a restaurant has, all poured into one cup. Personally, I am not a fan of everything together when it comes to a margarita, but I do love me some odd colored drinks (AKA anything blue), but since I was in more of a green mood today I decided to spice my margarita up with a little Midori.
Jacky’s Favorite Cinco Margs
2 oz tequila
1 oz Midori or other melon liqueur
2 oz Malibu, Malibu Red, or other coconut rum
1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
Splash of simple syrup
Splash of Rose’s Lime
Slice lime and slide to coat evenly around the rim of a margarita class. Dip in salt spread across a plate. Blend ice, tequila, Midori, Malibu, Cointreau, simple syrup, and Rose’s Lime in blender until reaches desired thickness. (These ingredients can also be poured over crushed ice if you want to skip the blender part.) Pour into glass and squeeze remaining lime and sprinkle a little salt on top. Garnish with another lime wedge. Enjoy!
P.S. If you are looking for some sort of dinner to go with these little gems I highly recommend you try out these amazing tacos over at How Sweet Eats. She has an amazing blog and is part of the reason I was inspired to start my own. We had these for dinner tonight, yum! Recipe Here: Chipolte Lime Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
P.P.S. We purchased a new camera tonight! Sooo…look for some improved pictures up on here within the next few days!