Tequila Popsicles, Lime Shrimp + More for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the time for laughter, friends and really cook cocktails. 
-PJ Gach

Cinco de mayo cocktails

 Who doesn’t love Cinco de Mayo? The holiday gives you a chance to try sultry, spicy foods, grab a margarita, hang out with friends and enjoy yourself. Of course, since Cinco de Mayo’s on a Monday, you may have to watch the cocktail count, but go ahead and gobble up a fish taco or two, they’re good for you.  Here are some great cocktail and food recipes that you can whip up today and all summer long. 

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Cocktails

Here’s a cocktail tip from Sauza Tequila:

Wow your friends with a fabulous celebration by creating a fun watermelon punch bowl to hold your delicious margarita.  To begin, start with a seedless watermelon. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim the bottom to make it a flat surface. Next, cut off the top (about ¼ of the watermelon) and with a melon baller hollow out the flesh. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scrape the inside walls of the watermelon clean. Fill with your favorite margarita recipe and enjoy!

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Margarit

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Ingredients: 
5 parts Basil Hayden's ® Bourbon 
3 3/4 parts Grand Marnier 
3 3/4 parts Rose's Lime Juice or Fresh Lime Juice 
5 parts Sour Mix  
Directions: 
Mix or shake until combined. Chill and serve. 
Serves 3-4  

SAUZA-RITA POPSICLE  
Ingredients: 
2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila  
2 parts DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur 
8 parts fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually) 
4 parts sugar 
8 parts water 
12 3-oz disposable paper cups 
12 wooden popsicle sticks or spoons 
Directions:
 Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Pour 5 tbsp of margarita into each cup. Place cups into a baking dish and put the dish in the freezer. After about 2 hours, start checking the popsicles. Once they're frozen enough to support the wooden stick, insert a stick into each popsicle, pushing ¾ of the way into the popsicle. Let freeze several more hours or until completely frozen (or freeze overnight). To serve, peel the paper cup away from the popsicle, starting at the seam of the cup, and carefully remove the bottom. 
Makes 12 popsicles.

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Flirty Fiesta Margarita

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Ingredients:
1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
3 parts cran-raspberry juice
1½ parts lemon-lime soda
1 part sanding salt
1 lime wedge (for garnish)
Directions:
Run a lime wedge around half the lip of a glass and dip in sanding sugar to rim. Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cinco de Mayo Fizz

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Ingredients:
 
2 ounces of Belvedere Pink Grapefruit 
2 ounces of Fresca   
Directions: 
Build over cubed ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.  

Pomegranate Margarita  

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Ingredients: 
5 parts Skinnygirl® Margarita 
1 Tbsp pomegranate seeds 
Directions: 
Muddle the pomegranate seeds in a glass.  Add Skinnygirl Margarita.  Fill the rest of the glass with ice.  Stir until combined.

Salsa at Sunset

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Ingredients:
1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1 part orange juice
1 dash grenadine
Lemon wedge (for garnish)
Directions: 
n a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the dash of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Sauza® Sparkling Margarita Watermelon

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This is a fizzy,tasty watermelon-y pre-made margarita. Serve it by itself chilled or on the rocks. You can create a sparkly cocktail by mixing 1 part champagne and 1 part Sauza Sparkling Margarita Watermelon. Top with a sliced strawberry. Another cocktail you can make is 1 part Sauza Sparkling Margarita Watermelon, 1 part Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka,and raspberries. First muddle the raspberries, then place them in the bottle of the glass. Add the mix of margarita and vodka, top with a raspberry and voila! Cocktail!

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Food

Grilled-Fish Tacos with Mango-Cucumber-Mint Salsa courtesy of Gail Simmons 
Paired with Estancia Monterey County Chardonnay

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Ingredients: 
 3 tablespoons canola oil 
 2 limes, 1 zested and juiced, 1 quartered lengthwise 
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish 
1 medium shallot, finely chopped 
 1 pound skinless halibut, sea bass or striped bass fillets 
 1 mango, diced 
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 
 3 tablespoons finely chopped mint 
1 medium Serrano chili, seeded and diced 
 8 corn tortillas 
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced 
 4 radishes, halved if large, thinly sliced 
 Directions: 
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. In a medium dish, combine oil, zest and juice from 1 lime, cilantro and half of the shallot. Add fish; turn to coat. Let stand 15 minutes at room temperature.

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