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Cinco de Mayo Tips & Strawberry Limeade Margaritas

written by Julie Cohn

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Pueblo on May 5, 1862?  Thanks to the Good Neighbor Policy of 1933 Cinco de Mayo became more popular in the United States, and today, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the history, art, cuisine, and music of the Mexican culture.  What better way to celebrate the best of Mexico than a fiesta with friends, sharing delicious Mexican-inspired food and decor?  Here are five Cinco de Mayo party tips for the perfect party, plus a delightful recipe for pitcher Strawberry Limeade margaritas.

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My opinion and this recipe are my own.

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Cinco de Mayo Party Tips

  1. Incorporate the vibrant colors of Mexico into your party decor with bright red, yellow, blue, and green plates, glassware, and serving dishes. Colorful tablecloths, napkins, and candles add additional pops of color.  Decorate with fresh flowers in small vases or used tin cans. Dahlia, the national flower of Mexico makes an easy floral centerpiece.
  2. Decorating does not have to be expensive.  Use a zester and create Mexican-style folk art on lemons and limes, then set around the room in bowls.
  3. If the weather is nice, have the party outside…it is May, after all.  A fiesta by the pool with twinkle lights and candles will set the perfect mood.
  4. Plan your music and form a playlist.  While mariachi music is festive, it can be hard to talk above the trumpets.  Mexican bolero or classical guitar music is a better option.
  5. Make food in advance so you can enjoy the party, too.  Slow cook chicken or pork in a crock pot for tacos, make white queso dip, roasted pepper guacamole, and ancho chile lava cakes ahead of time, and don’t forget to whip up a pitcher of Strawberry Limeade margaritas and keep in the refrigerator until the party.  Chop and prepare fixings ahead of time too, and don’t forget the tortilla chips!

Strawberry Limeade Margaritas

It’s not a true Cinco de Mayo party without Mexico’s most famous cocktail, the margarita, made with mexican tequila.  Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila is crafted at the renown Sauza distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, and made with 100% blue weber agave, perfect for creating flavorful margaritas with a silky smooth finish.  One of the best reasons to create margaritas by the pitcher is so you have more time with your guests, but many cocktails made by pitcher can get watered down.  This strawberry limeade margarita recipe is as sweet and tangy from the moment it is blended until the moment it hits your lips.

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  • 1 c. Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 c. Fresh Strawberries, cleaned and sliced
  • 1c. Superfine sugar (Not confectioners sugar)
  • 1 Bottle of Stirrings® Simple Margarita cocktail Mix
  • 2 c. Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila
  • Slices of lime
  • Margarita Salt

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Pour 1/2 cup of lime juice into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours.  Place the other 1/2 cup of lime juice, strawberries, and superfine sugar in a blender and blend until pureed.  Pour the strawberry-lime puree into a glass pitcher.  Add the margarita cocktail mix and Sauza® Signature Blue Silver tequila and stir together.

Place in the refrigerator.  Just before serving, rim each glass with a slice of lime and dip into the margarita salt.  Remove lime juice ice cubes from the freezer, place in the pitcher of Strawberry Limeade margaritas, and set out with margarita glasses.


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