Posts Tagged ‘Cinco de mayo’

Cinco de Mayo Backyard Celebration

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It’s almost May which means it’s almost time to fiesta! I recently got together with Sauza® Tequila to plan this simple Cinco de Mayo backyard celebration for a few of my friends. If you’ve read my past entertaining posts, you know I am a huge fan of keeping things SIMPLE–and that’s just what I did for this party. I’m sharing all the Cinco de Mayo party food, drinks, and easy fiesta-inspired decor ideas with you. You’ll want to pin these simple ideas to your “Fiesta” Pinterest board for later! 

This Cinco de Mayo backyard party is full of color and simple Cinco de Mayo party food ideas that you can easily make yourself.

The setting was simply my back patio. How easy is that? I pulled my patio table over to a nice shady spot in the yard and it was the perfect spot to set up our fiesta dinner.

This Cinco de Mayo backyard party is full of color and simple Cinco de Mayo party food ideas that you can easily make yourself.

I’m a huge fan of incorporating fresh flowers into every tablescape but I never put the pressure on myself to make perfectly arranged centerpieces (simple is key, remember). I picked up some colorful flowers from my local grocery store, trimmed off the stems, and just grouped them together in the center of the table. SO EASY. I mixed in a couple fresh oranges and limes to bring in that citrusy-fiesta vibe.

This Cinco de Mayo backyard party is full of color and simple Cinco de Mayo party food ideas that you can easily make yourself.

An easy way to add to a basic table is to layer on textures. I used a burlap runner, wicker chargers, and linen placemats. Not everything matched either–I just used what I had already and ended up with an eclectic, yet festive look. (more…)

Sip it :: Four New Margarita Recipes

Four New Margarita Recipes

Looking to try new margarita recipes? Look no further because I’m sharing four creative recipes today. After I recently made this jalapeno lemon martini, a friend of mine suggested I try to make a jalapeno margarita … and so the story goes.

Margarita recipes to make at homeI decided to get creative with a cast of ingredients of which included: jalapenos, cilantro, honey tangerines, pomegranates, Meyer lemons, basil and ginger. Don’t worry — they didn’t all end up in the same drink.

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Sip It :: Meyer Lemon & Basil Margarita

Meyer Lemon & Basil Margarita

This margarita recipe is the last one of our week-of-margaritas and I have to say, it’s my favorite! I saved the best for last (well at least my taste buds think so).

I am mildly in love with Meyer Lemons. My dream home has a grove of these. And basil? It grows in abundance here in the summer so it makes the perfect choice. The combo is delightful.

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Sip it :: Pomegranate Lime Margarita

pomegranate margaritaOur week of new margarita recipes continues with today’s beauty — a pomegranate margarita! What do I love about this cocktail? It’s bright in color but light in flavor. Pomegranate juice  is a great (healthy-ish) mixer and the splash of lime seals the deal.

Who’s ready for summer?

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Sip it :: Tangerine Margarita

Tangerine Margarita

I’ve been on a mission to come up with new flavorful margaritas and although yesterday it was all about the spice of this jalapeno margarita, today we’re getting just a touch of sweet with this tangerine margarita.

The juice of a honey tangerine is complemented so well with freshly grated ginger that the whole thing just screams “I’m so refreshing, drink me!” 

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Sip It :: Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita

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This jalapeno margarita recipe knocked my socks off. I’m adding this recipe to my growing “spicy cocktail” collection and filing it right next to this jalapeno martini.

Jalapeno-Margarita-Recipe

It’s nice and refreshing like a traditional margarita but with a light kick of heat from the jalapeno. I’m also in love with the subtle cilantro flavor that comes through. I’m predicting that this jalapeno margarita will be the star of  your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party!

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