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turn up the mariachi and grab a margarita May 4, 2007

Filed under: cocktails,drink of the week — liquorandlibations @ 2:33 pm

This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, and although it’s not really celebrated in Canada, you can bet there’ll be some big parties down in the States. While it’s been said that Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of St. Patrick’s day (where “everyone is Irish”, and drinks flow like water), it’s definitely a good excuse to eat some tasty Mexican food and make an authentic margarita. So put your blenders away and grab that lime juicer, cause it’s time for a Classic Margarita!

Margarita

Ingredients:
– 1 oz good quality tequila
– 1/2 oz triple sec
– 1 oz.fresh squeezed lime juice (don’t use bottled!)
– simple syrup (to taste)
– salt and a lime wedge for the rim

Run the lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip the wet glass edge in salt. Combine the remaining ingredients in a shaker full of ice and shake well. Strain drink over ice into your salt rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. Drink and enjoy!

Your next step is to make some tasty tacos, or even grab a bag of tortilla chips and some salsa, crank up the mariachi music and say Salud!

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