Hola! Cinco de Mayo is almost here, and I have a fun, seasonal adult beverage to share with you today! Since I’ve practically been pregnant for the past 5 years straight, I’m definitely a lightweight when it comes to my alcohol consumption these days. Give me a glass of wine or a light beer and I’m good to go! That said, I always love a margarita when the weather gets warm (there’s nothing better than the frozen kind at our local Mexican restaurant!). These Cranberry Lime Margaritas are sure to get you in the party spirit and they come together SO easily!
Credit for this recipe actually goes to Keith…he is my resident expert in the alcohol department! I told him that I wanted to make a “girlie” version of a margarita for Cinco de Mayo, and this is what he suggested. I love it — just a little twist on the classic margarita recipe gives these drinks a slight tartness and a fun pink hue. Serve them alongside some chips and salsa at cocktail hour, or drink them at dinner with your Taco Pasta. We did both and we definitely enjoyed our evening!
- 1 ounce tequila
- 1 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce lime juice
- ¼ ounce (a splash!) cranberry juice
- Coarse salt, for serving
- Place water in a shallow dish or bowl. In a separate shallow dish, pour coarse salt.
- Dip rim of margarita glass into water, and then immediately dip into salt.
- Place ice in prepared margarita glass.
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker or pitcher. Pour into the margarita glass and serve immediately.
Looking for other Mexican-inspired fare for your Cinco de Mayo festivities? Try these favorites: