Friday, May 1, 2009

5:00 Fridays

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is coming? I know it's an American excuse to drink but who am I to argue with a celebration that features chips and guacamole and margaritas?! Seriously, being the mother of two young sons, I don't need much to drive me to drink. And as a mother, I celebrate life's little victories everyday.

The fine folks at Jose Cuervo gave me this great margarita recipe with a twist from the one I featured a while back. And it's a far, far cry from the upside down margaritas people (other people, not I, of course) swilled in the tilted back dental chair at the Kappa Sig house back in the day. Wwaaayyyyyy back in the day. Luckily back in the day before Facebook and this here Internet thing I'm so fond of. But as usual, I digress...

Cinco de Mayo Margarita
3 oz Jose Cuervo® Especial gold tequila
1 1/2 oz triple sec
3 oz sweet and sour mix
3 oz strawberry margarita mix
1 strawberry for garnish (A cherry was in the original recipe, but I loathe those pitted red blobs!)

In a blender, pour in the ice first, then the sweet and sour mix, followed by the strawberry margarita mix, the tequila and triple sec. Blend until you have a nice frothy (what a great word!) mix, pour into chilled glass or mug. Slice the strawberry partway through and stick it on the side of the glass for garnish.

Now how do you says Cheers in Spanish?

Now don't forget to tune in and party on with the fantastically cool Twitter Moms. We're having a Cinco de Mayo (That would be on May 5.) fete at 5p.m. PST. http://www.twittermoms.com/events/twittermoms-cinco-de-mama.

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The Mother said...

We folks down here in Texas know that a strawberry margarita is NOT a margarita.


Ilina said...

The Mother, I do agree with you, being a purist Key West margarita drinker myself. And the best margarita I ever had was in Austin at some dive. The pomegranate margarita at Rosa Mexicana in NYC is pretty fantastic too. Nonetheless, this strawberry margarita wannabe is pretty tasty on a hot night. But I'll join you in TX any time for a margarita!

Jen L. said...

I friggin' LOVE Cinco de Mayo! It's seriously one of our favorite holidays. Lots of good memories of that holiday for us.

Anonymous said...

Cheers to ya!
But I like my margaritas plain on the rocks.

dadshouse said...

Sounds great. Have you ever tried Cointreau instead of Triple Sec? The owner of my local margarita bar swears by it, and I can't say that he's wrong.