Real Fresh, Real Delicious Orange-Lime Margarita
- Moisten the rim of a glass with orange wedge and add salt to the rim if desired.
- Add orange juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, tequila, and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake until cold and then strain over crushed ice into glass.
- Garnish with an orange wedge and sprig of mint.
Mary's Mango Pico De Gallo
- Prepare your produce (chop/dice/etc) as needed. For pickled jalapeños, I used three small peppers. If you'd rather use a fresh jalapeño, be sure to scrape out all the seeds and white flesh in the middle (unless you like your pico de gallo extra spicy!). Also, feel free to use only half a jalapeño if you're not a huge fan of spicy (you can always add more later).
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. For the lemon, salt, and pepper, add according to taste.
Krista's Chuy's Knockoff
- Take the seeds out of the jalapeños.
- Chop the jalapeños and cilantro (you don't have to worry about chopping these super fine; blending them in the food processor will do this for you)
- Add jalapenos, cilantro, and garlic to blender. Use whichever setting necessary to chop/puree/ground these ingredients into small bits. You may have to pause the blender occasionally to scrape the sides.
- Add 16 oz. of sour cream to the blender and blend.
- Add your lime juice to the blender.
- Pulse until creamy.
- Add milk slowly until you’ve reached your desired consistency. I added 2 tsp.
Throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta like your amigos have never seen before! This Cinco de Drinko Guide will make you wish it was Cinco de Mayo year-round!
Dos Equis pairs well with any season, but especially grilling season. The refreshing and distinctive taste of Dos Equis Lager brings out the smoke and grilling flavor notes from any chicken or seafood dish, but we recommend this pairing.
This may be roughly translated as "cold beer," but we think it's more than just that. This authentic cocktail concoction consists of a delicious mix of beer with lime. It is authentic to Mexico and has landed itself as our #1 pick for your Cinco Celebration. Simply mix Dos Equis Lager and the juice from one lime and call yourself bartender for the night. Before you pour, rim your glass with salt and you've just taken your party to the next notch.
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Dos Equis Coconut Beer Shrimp with Sweet & Tangy Sauce
You'll be able to taste the highlighted sweet notes from cirtus orange marmalade and coconut through the malt, hops and unique strains of yeast found in Dos Equis Lager.
1 cup Dos Equis
3-1/2 tsp Creole seasoning (divided use)
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp baking powser
48 large raw shrimp, peeled, tails on, de-veined (Find what you need in your local Brookshire Brothers Market department!)
1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh or moist-packed shredded coconut
Oil for deep frying
2 cups orange marmalade (for the Sweet & Tangy Sauce)
1/4 Creole or Dijon Mustard (for the Sweet & Tangy Sauce)
3 Tbsp shredded horseradish (for the Sweet & Tangy Sauce)
Combine eggs, beer, 1 tsp Creole seasoning, flour and baking powder. Blend well. Season shrimp with remaining seafood seasoning. Dip the shrimp in beer batter and roll in coconut. Fry in oil heated to 350°F. in deep fryer, wok or deep saucepan. The oil should be at least 1-1/2 inches deep. Drop shrimp in a few at a time and fry until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel. For the Sweet & Tangy Sauce, blend ingredients and serve.
Cheers to you this Cinco de Mayo!
Sure salt is classic for rimming that margarita glass, but why not have some fun? We’ve got something for everyone from sweet tooth’s to spice-lovers! Here are 5 fantastic and fun ways to rim your margarita glass. First things first, no matter what you’re planning on using, you need to know how to rim that glass! It’s super simple. Start with a plate or shallow bowl of water, lime juice or lemon juice, then dip in the rim of your glass. Alternatively, you could cut a lime or lemon wedge and moisten the rim with it; it’s totally up to you.
Next, you want to evenly dip the rim into whatever you’re rimming the glass with...
…in this case we used multicolored sprinkles! Look at how pretty they look!
How about something orangey? We made a super simple orange sugar by mixing orange zest with granulated sugar.
Still on the sweet side, we used color sugar crystals. This one is great for themed parties. Make your Cinco de Mayo party extra festive with multi-colored rims!
Let’s move to a more savory idea, shall we? How about a chili salt rim for the adventurous? It may sound fancy, but it is super easy to make. Mix together course salt and Mexican chili powder. It will be smoky and packed with flavor.
Then, for our spice lovers, we made a jalapeno-lime salt! It’s spicy, fresh and is perfect with that margarita. Mince a jalapeno (no seeds) super fine then mix with lime zest and coarse salt. Dip in the glass and you’ll be on your way to a fantastic celebration!
Speaking of a parties and celebrations, how about this idea – Set up a station with two or three of the ideas above, lots of glasses and a pitcher of margaritas. Then, your friends can choose their own and get involved. They’ll love it and you get to spend more time enjoying the party.
Want to make the party even easier? Opt for pre-made margaritas and pick up a pack of the Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas! Enjoy!