It's the Fifth of May! In the United States we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a much more major way that the country in which this 'holiday' originates. No it is not Mexico's Independence Day, it is however a commemorative day of the victory for Mexico over France back in 1862. Flash forward to 2018 and the difficult decision of what cocktail to drink and what taco to eat..obviously guac is a given-no decision to make there. Below are a couple recipes if you're feeling festive. Don't forget to apply your Really Red Lip Cream to be fully in the spirit!
Mexican Michelada Recipe
Also known as the Mexican Bloody Mary, it's savory, a little spicy and a little tart - what a delicious combo especially on a warm sunny day by the pool or at the beach!
Cold Mexican lager beer - preferably Modelo
Clamato or tomato juice
3-4 dashes of hot sauce such as Tapatío
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes of soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime
Tajín seasoning (or salt and chili powder) for the rim
Rim serving glass with lime juice then roll in Tajín seasoning or salt and chili powder
Fill the serving glass about ¼ to ⅓ with desired tomato juice
Add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and lime juice
Fill the rest with cold beer, stir together and garnish with a lime wedge
Yields: 1 serving (Drink and repeat)
Spicy Mango Madness Margarita
Spicy mango margaritas made with fresh mangoes and hot pepper infused tequila. Tropically sweet, tangy, warm and sexy just like Miami!
2 cups fresh or frozen mango
½ cup of lime juice, from 4-5 limes
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon of agave
1 cup - 1 ½ cups of hot pepper infused spicy tequila (store bought or homemade) OR regular tequila and add a sliced Fresno chili, serrano or jalapeño hot peppers for spice
¼ - ½ cup of orange liqueur such as Cointreau, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
In a blender combine mango, lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar, tequila and/or sliced Fresno chili and ice.
Blend until creamy and smooth or desired consistency
Taste and adjust until level of sweetness, spiciness and strength is desired
Rim serving glass with lime juice then roll in salt and chili powder
Pour blended mixture into serving glass
Garnish with lime wedge, whole Fresno chili, serrano or jalapeño hot pepper
Yields: 4 servings (Because who likes to drink alone)