Cinco De Mayo is observed in Puebla, Mexico to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, it is a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride.
The most popular way to raise your glass this weekend is with the world’s number one cocktail and official drink of Cinco De Mayo … the margarita.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Blue Lagoon Margarita
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Blue Curacao
Splash of Lime juice (or substitute splash of Margarita Texas Mix)
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Mix ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into margarita glass filled with ice, garnished with lime. Squeeze some lime juice over the top and serve.
Paula’s Awesome Margarita
2 parts Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur
2 parts premium tequila
1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice (or substitute 1 part Margarita Texas Mix)
1 part water
Mix ingredients. To serve martini-style, shake with ice and strain into chilled margarita glass. For a more refreshing version, serve over lots of ice. This one will make you buddies for life. One good lime generally makes enough for 2-3 margaritas.
1 1/2 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz margarita mix (suggested: Margarita Texas Mix)
2 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
6 ice cube
Put all ingredients into shaker, shake and serve.
More at: margaritatexas.com/recipes
It’s time again for the Margarita Pour-Off in Kirby, Texas. This is the 4th annual event and benefits the Kirby Volunteer Fire Department. They are looking for participants to enter their compeition to determine who was the best margarita. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as a People’s Choice Award. If you do not wish to enter, for a $5 donation, you can taste all of the margaritas.
Additional event details:
Date: May 3, 2013
Location: Kirby Friendship Park
Address: 5745 Binz Engleman Rd., Kirby, Texas
Time: 7 – 9PM, awards at 10pm
For additional details contact Kelly Wilson at 210-661-3198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this months edition of our monthly tequila review we touch on yet another style of tequila when we taste this reposado from Casta Pasion. Unlike a blanco which is not aged, a reposado is generally aged a minimum of two months but less than a year in oak barrels.
This time spent in the barrel gives Catsa Pasion reposado its subtle oak characteristics in the taste and nose. It finishes dry with hints of spiciness and black pepper.
Casta Pasion is a 100% blue agave and this 750ml bottle cost around $30 at a local liquor store. We found this to be a good value for it’s quality especially against tequilas in the same price range.
We believe a good reposado tequila compliments the lime base and orange liqueur in a margarita. The oak notes add to the complexity of the drink creating some unique flavors.
Mango Margarita Recipe
4 oz. Cata Pasion Tequila
1 oz. orange liqueur
2 mangos, peeled and seeded
1/2 oz margarita mix (suggested: Margarita Texas Mix)
2 cups crushed ice
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.