Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. What have you done to prepare for the big day? Personally I’ve been testing out new ways to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo is quite possibly one of the greatest days of the year. No one judges you for stuffing your face with chips and guacamole, not to mention, tequila is flowing everywhere you look. Now even if you aren’t a tequila gal, don’t fret. I’ve got a couple different options that will put you in the Cinco de Mayo spirit.
I had the pleasure of sampling this ready to pour sangria, and I must say I was impressed. I love having a glass (or a pitcher) of fresh sangria when I’m out to dinner, but I wasn’t sure if I’d like it out of a bottle at home. I cut up an apple and conveniently had frozen mango chunks in my freezer. I poured the sangria right over the fruit and took my first sip. It was love at first drink. Now if you’re anything like me you’re probably wondering what makes this bottled sangria so great. Eppa Sangria is crafted in Mendocino, California and is only American sangria made with real, organic SuperFruit juices and organically-grown grapes. If you’re looking for a great bottle of sangria for less than $15, try this one out.
I also tried out Licor 43 for the first time this week. I’m not usually a liqueur girl, but I did enjoy the unique citrus and vanilla flavor of Licor 43. I love a good margarita, so I decided to give the Forty-Thrita recipe a try. If you ever get bored with the predictable taste of a margarita, you have got to try this version of the classic. The liqueur took away from the harsh tequila bite. I was shocked at how smooth the margarita was, (especially because I knew how much alcohol was in the drink.) I will definitely be implementing Licor 43 into my other drink recipes.
Here’s the recipe I used:
- 2 parts Licor 43
- 2 parts tequila
- 6 parts sour mix
- Orange or lime wedge
- Salt (optional)
Directions: Rim a chilled margarita glass with sea salt and set aside. Combine Licor 43, tequila and sour mix in a blender with ice and blend. Pour mixture into glass and garnish with orange wheel.