As you know, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday synonymously known for delicious foods and equally tasty cocktails. As you busily finish chopping up the cilantro and prepping your favorite chiles, you can’t forget about the star of the holiday – tequila!
Below are four fun ways you can use tequila this Cinco De Mayo!
Tip #1: It’s all in the presentation – Wow your friends with a fabulous celebration by creating a fun watermelon punch bowl to hold your delicious margarita. To begin, start with a seedless watermelon. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim the bottom to make it a flat surface. Next, cut off the top (about ¼ of the watermelon) and with a melon baller hollow out the flesh. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scrape the inside walls of the watermelon clean. Fill with your favorite margarita recipe and enjoy!
Tip #2: The New Frozen Margarita – Create a fun spin on the frozen margarita by making delicious and refreshing popsicles – perfect for a post-dinner treat or an afternoon refresher.
· 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
· 2 parts DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
· 8 parts fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually)
· 4 parts sugar
· 8 parts water
· 12 3-oz disposable paper cups
· 12 wooden popsicle sticks or spoons
Directions: Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Pour 5 tbsp of margarita into each cup. Place cups into a baking dish and put the dish in the freezer. After about 2 hours, start checking the popsicles. Once they're frozen enough to support the wooden stick, insert a stick into each popsicle, pushing ¾ of the way into the popsicle. Let freeze several more hours or until completely frozen (or freeze overnight). To serve, peel the paper cup away from the popsicle, starting at the seam of the cup, and carefully remove the bottom.
Makes 12 popsicles.
Tip #3: Cocktails – Forget what you know about typical margaritas – they don’t always need to have Triple sec. For a new spin on the classic margarita, below are two fun recipes to recreate:
Flirty Fiesta Margarita
· 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
· ½ part DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
· 3 parts cran-raspberry juice
· 1½ parts lemon-lime soda
· 1 part sanding salt
· 1 lime wedge (for garnish)
Preparation: Run a lime wedge around half the lip of a glass and dip in sanding sugar to rim. Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Salsa at Sunset
· 1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
· 1 part orange juice
· 1 dash grenadine
· Lemon wedge (for garnish)
Preparation: In a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the dash of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Tip #4: Tequila BBQ: Sauza® can be used as a flavorful marinade perfect for tacos or salad. Spice things up!