Hi everyone! One of my favorite holidays to enjoy is coming up next week, and I am already in the mood! I LOVE Mexican food and margaritas, so I am always game for a little Cinco celebration. Last year I shared my favorite grapefruit margarita ever, so I brought it to life again to enjoy with my favorite guacamole recipe. Read below for these yummy ideas.
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 large lime, juiced)
- 1 teaspoon light agave nectar or 2 teaspoons simple syrup
- 1 thinly sliced jalapeño round (1/8th inch wide, a little goes a long way!)
- 2 ounces grapefruit juice (about 1 large grapefruit, juiced, the real thing tastes better than store bought)
- 1 1/2 ounces blanco/silver or reposado tequila (I prefer Don Julio)
Chili-salt rims and garnish
- 3 parts kosher salt (Himalayan adds a pink color which is pretty!)
- 1 part ancho chili powder or regular chili powder
- Lime wedges
- Small grapefruit wedges for garnish, optional
- First, prepare your glasses. Mix together the salt and chili on a small, rimmed plate. Run a lime wedge around the outer top edge of your glasses, then roll the edges in the chili-salt so it sticks. Place one big ice cube or a few smaller ice cubes in each glass.
- In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, add the lime juice, agave nectar and jalapeño slice. Use a muddler to crush the jalapeño. Pour in the grapefruit juice and tequila, then top off the shaker with ice. Fasten the lid on securely and shake well. (SANS tequila if you prefer no alcohol, or sans jalapeño if you prefer less kick)
- Strain the mixture into your prepared glasses. If you want to be cute about it, garnish the drinks with a small wedge of grapefruit, sliced halfway through the middle so it rests on your glass. Cheers! PS: My margarita glasses can be found HERE.
4ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
3 limes, juice only
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium white onion, chopped fine
1/4 tsp.ground black pepper
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/8 tsp.cayenne pepper
1bunch cilantro, chopped
Chop, mix, serve! :) I love using a Molcajete bowl to prepare my guacamole.
How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?