It's no secret that we're big fans of Mexican and Mexican-inspired food. So when Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, we inevitably get really excited (and hungry). Over the years, we've managed to whip up a whole bunch of flavorful dishes and drinks, from tacos to tequila-infused cocktails, all of which would be festive and delicious for your Cinco de Mayo celebration this Sunday. Click through and prepare to hear your stomach growl. ¡Buen Provecho!
When it comes to margaritas, why be plain Jane when you can knock 'em dead with a mix of sugar and spice? Start with the fundamentals — tequila, triple sec — then make things even more refreshing with the addition of watermelon cubes, freshly blended watermelon juice, lime, and jalapeño (seeds optional). Rim a few festive glasses with sugar to tame the heat, and you're ready to toast to your best Cinco de Mayo yet.
Before you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a margarita at your local bar or restaurant, make this low-calorie recipe at home. Not only will it taste better, but you'll also save on calories: a lot of restaurant and bar margaritas are made with mixers that contain corn syrup and ingredients you can't pronounce. This recipe, which purists will love, has only 144 calories and uses natural, simple ingredients — not a bad way to spend happy hour!
See the recipe when you read more.
"Chipotle serves margaritas?" That was the resounding reaction when we set up today's officewide taste test of the chain's latest offering: made-to-order margaritas. Ardent Chipotle fans may raise their hackles at that statement: since day one, the burrito chain has served margaritas, though they were little-publicized as an option. But two weeks ago, Chipotle announced it was rolling out a new made-to-order margarita program, featuring freshly squeezed citrus juice, organic agave syrup, Cointreau, and an optional salted rim in lieu of a preblended mix (as was the old standard).
Were the newly revamped margaritas an improvement on the original — and more importantly, should you sip 'em or skip 'em? Keep reading for our conclusion.
While perusing the liquor store for libations to enjoy with old friends, Bethenny Frankel's much-touted Skinnygirl Margarita ($13) was staring me in the face. I love a good margarita as much as the next person, so I took the plunge and brought two bottles to a friend's house.
Photo: Lizzie Fuhr
Bottled margaritas are what I would call a caloric nightmare. A 10-ounce margarita can run upwards of 700 calories. The high calorie count paired with the fact that bottled cocktails are generally made with high fructose corn syrup, yellow dye #5, and preservatives are what led to Bethenny creating a low-calorie, all-natural prepared margarita. And that she did. With only 100 calories in a four-ounce serving of Skinnygirl Margarita, you can get your margarita fix without consuming all those calories.
Keep reading to learn how this low-cal beverage tasted.
Cinco de Mayo is all about one thing: margaritas. (And tasty tacos, of course.) This Sunday, spruce up your 'rita routine with glasses that bring the color and flair the celebration deserves. Enjoy delicious margaritas poolside or inside — either way, the likes of confetti and cactus glasses will help you toast to the celebration and, most importantly, get your fiesta on. Bottoms up!
Remember drinking the neon-green margarita mix at college parties? It's hard to know exactly what scary sweeteners and artificial flavors filled those plastic bottles! Thankfully, there's been a bumper crop of newer options made with lime juice and real sugar. In an effort to find actually good margarita mixes, we picked up five finer options (all available at BevMo) so you can throw a fancy fiesta with margaritas that are convenient to make, yet also deliver in the flavor department.
Why choose between green juice and a margarita when you can have both in a spicy-savory jalapeño margarita? This one's made with celery leaves and lime juice.
This is the perfect drink for someone who tends to sway toward more savory drinks, like salty dogs or balsamic bloody Marys. However, a sugar rim could tone down the spice and acidity, so feel free to sub that instead of the salt. Serve it in a pitcher to make it fit for a crowd. To look at this picante Margarita recipe, read more
We'd argue blood oranges taste even better than limes in a margarita; too bad they're out of season right now. Thankfully, we've arrived armed with a pint of blood orange sorbet and our favorite tequila to create a thirst-quencher fitting for Spring and Summer: the blood orange sorbet margarita. With its slushy, creamy consistency and its citrusy punch, we promise it'll be your next go-to drink on a hot day. Watch the video to learn more.
When strawberries are in season, you can never have too many strawberry cocktails! Instead of mixing the sweet red berries with vodka or gin, why not combine them with tequila for a vibrant twist on the margarita?
This easy recipe is a potent crowd-pleaser that's sure to get the conversation flowing. It may seem like a lot of work to haul out the blender, but trust me, this drink is worth it. It's refreshing and fruity, but salty and strong at the same time: perfection in a glass! Start your party right with strawberry margaritas; here's the recipe.