Drinks to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is one of my fave food holidays!

I will be posting many recipes and party ideas!

Delicious Lemon drop Margarita with Candy Lemon Peel!

How to Make Lemon Drop Margarita with Candied Lemon Peels

Ingredients You Need for the Margarita

  •  3 Cups Tequila
  • 1 1/2 Cups Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cup Lemon Simple Syrup
  • Ice Cups
  • Candied Lemon Peel (recipe below)

Directions

Stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher and serve over ice!

To rim the glasses in sugar, use a lemon around the edges to moisten it then dip the cup into sugar!

What You Need

  • 2 – Lemons
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Extra Sugar
  • Crisp Zester

Lemon Drop Margarita with Candy Lemon Peel

Delicious Lemon drop Margarita with Candy Lemon Peel!

How to Make Lemon Drop Margarita with Candied Lemon Peels

Ingredients You Need for the Margarita

  •  3 Cups Tequila
  • 1 1/2 Cups Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cup Lemon Simple Syrup
  • Ice Cups
  • Candied Lemon Peel (recipe below)

Directions

Stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher and serve over ice!

To rim the glasses in sugar, use a lemon around the edges to moisten it then dip the cup into sugar!

Delicious Lemon drop Margarita with Candy Lemon Peel!

How to make Candied Lemon Peel

I first had these when my good friend Tina made them last Christmas, the recipe originally came from Martha Stewart!

What You Need

  • 2 – Lemons
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Extra Sugar
  • Crisp Zester

Directions

Step 1 – Using the Crisp Zester, carefully peel strips off of the lemon

Step 2 – Place the lemon zest in a sauce pan and cover with water, bring to a boil for 30 seconds

Step 3 – Strain the lemon zest with cold water and repeat the boiling process two more times

Step 4 – Place the sugar and water in the sauce pan and mix the sugar until it dissolves

Step 5 – Turn the heat to low and add the lemon zest, cook for an hour

Step 6 – Strain the zest and save the lemon simple syrup to use in the Lemon Drop Margarita

Step 7 – Toss the lemon zest in a bowl of sugar!  Enjoy!

Pink Grapefruit Margarita

These margaritas will certainly liven up your weekend, both refreshing and delicious. They are super simple to make, the only catch being, you need fresh limes, it really makes a difference. Make these at your next party, they are sure to be a hit.

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
From: Barefoot Contessa’s  How Easy Is That

  • 1 cup          ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2  cup    fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 cup         triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 cups      ice
  • 1 cup        silver tequila
  • 1   lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.

If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor.

Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir. (I personally just added it all to the blender- I like slushy, that is totally up to you)

Makes 4 drinks.

* Just as a note: it is important to use Ruby Red grapefruit juice, it is much sweeter than regular and it has the lovely pink color.

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