As you can probably guess, Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite holidays each year for obvious reasons. It's practically a requirement to drink tequila at some point during the day (Tequila Sunrise to get started anyone?) and an excuse to party on a weeknight (cheers to a Friday celebration this year!). We've always believed that the Margarita is one of the most perfect cocktails on the planet, but we also like to challenge our palates every now and then with some new, creative options for our festivities.
Check out these five, easy-to-make cocktail recipes for your party. They can be perfectly paired with a variety of our favorite chips, dips and salsas from Garden Fresh Gourmet, as well as many traditional Mexican entrées. Each drink includes the yummiest, freshest ingredients for the best results possible.
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Tropical Paradise 3 ounces Bolthouse Farms Tropical Goodness 1.5 ounces coconut rum 1 ounce reposado ½ teaspoon lychee liqueur Pineapple garnish
Directions Combine the ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a lowball. Garnish with a pineapple and serve.
Tip! Pair this recipe with your favorite gourmet burrito. Our go-to is shredded chicken, Mexican rice, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado and Garden Fresh Gourmet Restaurant Style Mild Salsa. Mmmm!
Baja Lemonada 4 ounces Bolthouse Farms Watermelon Mint Lemonade 1.5 ounces silver tequila ½ ounce lime juice Mint garnish
Directions Muddle the mint in the tequila until the liquid becomes a light green hue. Strain the tequila into a martini shaker filled with ice. Add the rest of the ingredients, then strain into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with mint and serve.
Tip! This drink begs to be paired with a plate of loaded nachos- use Garden Fresh Gourmet Mexicali Dip as your cheesy sauce.
Sol de Leche 3 ounces Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Banana 1.5 ounces silver tequila 1.5 ounces banana liqueur 1 ounce half & half ½ ounce simple syrup Strawberry garnish
Directions Combine the ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake really well, or until the mixture become slightly frothy. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.
Tip! This drink was specifically created for spicy food, like guacamole mixed with chopped jalapeños (or habaneros!) , or Garden Fresh Gourmet's Jack's Special hot salsa. The cream in the drink will instantly neutralize the heat, cooling your tongue so that you can keep eating.
Cha Cha Cherry 5 frozen cubes Bolthouse Farms Multi-V Goodness Cherry 1 ounce Mezcal 1.5 ounces Sweet & Sour 1 ounce Pomegranate liqueur Salted rim
Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a glass with a salted rim and garnish with a lemon.
Tip! We love pairing this frozen delight with shredded beef street tacos & Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Mild Salsa. Add chopped strawberries for a sweet twist!
Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a glass rimmed with Tajin powder and serve.
Tip! The Mango Tango Marg pairs amazingly with a bell pepper and onion quesadilla. Use a variety of bell peppers for a beautiful presentation, and dip it in some Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Medium Salsa!
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