Cinco de Mayo

Written by Brian Strauss. Posted in Beverages.

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Living Well Magazines favorite Margaritas and other party starters. 

st-germainDans le monde de St-Germain, the liqueur created in the artisanal French manner from freshly hand-picked elderflower blossoms. 

St. Germain Carafe

Lending a touch of style and sophistication to your cocktail gathering with a St-Germain one-liter carafe. Each piece is embellished with painted fill marks on the side for “Champagne,” “St-Germain” and “Sparkling Water,” making it easier than ever to craft the perfect St-Germain cocktail for friends and family.

Makes approximately 5 cocktails per batch.

The caraf e is available for $12.00:

LWM’s St. Germain Margarita

1 ounce tequila (a milder tequila is recommended)

1 ounce St Germain Liqueur

1 ounce Triple Sec

The juice of one lemon

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into glass or over ice.

Garnish with lemon and for color float a few raspberries.

Señor Shaker 22Oz Stainless-Steel Cocktail Shaker

Señor Shaker is fashioned from mirror-finished stainless-steel, the 22-ounce, sombrero-wearing, mustachioed Señor is the perfect guest at any gathering, even when not mixing margaritas (or vodka martinis, shaken, not stirred). And he’s just the first in a series of collectible Signature Shakers from the experts at Beeline Creative.

The shaker is available for $ 29.99:

Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita

3 jalapeño chiles

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespons tequila

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice (from about 5 limes), plus extra for rims (optional)

1/4 cup Cointreau or  Grand Marnier

1/4 cup pineapple juice

Coarse salt or margarita salt

Place 2 whole jalapenos and the tequila in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 day.

Pour the tequila into a pitcher or large punch bowl and add the lime juice, Cointreau or  Grand Marnier and the pineapple juice. Stir to combine and chill in your refrigerator.

Thinly slice the remaining jalapeno. Using a paring knife, remove the seeds from each slice. Serve the margarita straight up. Hang a jalapeno ring and a chunk of pineapple on the side of the glass.

Frozen Corona Margarita

1 (6oz) can frozen limeade concentrate

6oz 1800 Silver Tequila

2oz Triple Sec

1 Mini Corona

Fill blender with ice and combine all ingredients except for the Corona Pour into margarita glass and place the Corona into the clip fitted on glass. Drink with a straw. Buy the clip herehere.

Perfect Patron Margarita

1 1/2 ounces patron silver tequila

1 ounce patron citronge liqueur

1/2 lime, juice of

1/2 lemon, juice of

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

Shake till chilled, then strain into glass or pour over ice.

Salt the rim.

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