Salty, tart, crisp and delicious, these margaritas, made with fresh ingredients, will have you thinking Margaritaville. Perfect served over crushed ice or thrown in a blender for a cool frozen version.
So, I bet you never stopped to consider what Cinco de Mayo really is and truthfully I hadn’t really known myself until yesterday. It is actually celebrated more in the US by Mexicans and Americans alike than it is in Mexico. The holiday is the celebration of a victory during the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862 against the French army. However, it was a a short-lived victory as the French army eventually went on to take much of Mexico and Mexico City in reparation for war debts.
Today in the US and the small town of Pueblo, Mexico there are parades and festivals with traditional Mexican food and beer on hand. It is now more about celebrating the Mexican way of life than about the long ago battle.
So in honor of Mexican St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to make a homemade healthier margarita without the bottled mixes and added sugars. Celebrate with a margarita and one of our favorite south of the border dishes like beef enchiladas, fish tacos and gaucamole.
Love anything margarita inspired? Try these seasonal versions of our original margarita that are just as good as the original. Cheers!