Happy Monday, my peeps! I hope you are ready and rearing for a new week ahead! Cinco de Mayo is on Saturday and I am always super pumped about this day! I love to celebrate! Are you having a party? A quiet night in? Headed to someone else’s party? I wanted to share some ideas, recipes and even what to wear with you! Take a peek at my ideas!
Now, onto food and drink…
First things first, have you tried our MARGARITA RECIPE yet? If not, you should! It’s such a good one! We love it and the best part? You can make them ahead of time!!!
The Best Margarita
1 oz. Premium Tequlia
1 oz. Paula’s Texas Orange (I found this at our local Specs Liquor Store. If you can’t find this brand, check your local liquor store for a comparable orange liqueur)
1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Water
Add ice and shake, shake, shake!
*Recipe makes one margarita.
We also have an awesome MOJITO RECIPE and again, you can make them ahead of time. They are the perfect party drink!!
Make ahead and put a lid on the jars! Store them in the fridge or an ice bucket!
Fancy Mojito Recipe
*makes 1 cocktail using a half quart mason jar
-1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
– 5-6 large mint leaves
-1 shot glass of rum
**Before we begin, let’s discuss the importance of muddling the mint. You really want your mint to be exfoliated and muddled well, so that it brings out the flavor. This is KEY for a good mojito. I have gotten to the point where I can’t even order them when we are out because I am not a fan of a mojito with whole mint leaves floating around in them. You can barely taste the mint and it’s alcohol and soda water overload. Mint is a key flavor in a mojito, so the muddling is super important. I suggest a good muddler to get the job done! Here we go!
Directions: Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 5-6 mint leaves to the bottom of a half quart jar. Muddle the mint and the sugar together. Really work hard to get the mint muddled. The sugar helps exfoliate the mint and it brings out the flavor even more. Add in a half of a lime. Squeeze in the juice and toss the limes in. Muddle the lime together with the mint and sugar. Add in a shot of rum. Fill the jar with ice. Add another tablespoon of sugar. Fill the rest of the jar with club soda. Put the lid on and shake, shake, shake! You can leave the lid and put in the fridge to enjoy later or enjoy it right away. We always make a few to keep in the fridge, especially when we are having company over!
After cocktails, you need a good appetizer. Have you tried the Pioneer Woman’s Salsa? This is our favorite salsa and it makes a huge batch, so we always keep it in the freezer to have on hand for a random taco Tuesday!
- 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
- 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
- 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
- 1 clove Garlic, Minced
- 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
- 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/2 cup Cilantro (more To Taste!)
- 1/2 whole Lime Juice
Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like.
Mr. Fancy’s Guacamole Recipe:
- 3 Ripe Avocados
- 2-3 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Jalapeno
- 2-3 Tablespoon Finely chopped Red Onion
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- Juice of a Whole Lime
- Garlic Salt (to taste)
Mix all together and add regular salt and pepper too! All to taste!
Chicken Tacos (fix it and forget it meal!)
Nacos (loaded with all the goodies)
I hope these ideas give you some inspiration to have the best little Cinco de Mayo Saturday! Happy Monday, friends! It’s a new week and a fresh start! XO!