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Make margaritas more fun: 2 Creative ways to indulge

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A two-sip shot and mango margarita pops

Throw a smashing Cinco de Mayo party with these unique spins on the classic margarita.

 Two twists on the margarita for Cinco de Mayo

It's not Cinco de Mayo without margaritas. Skip the bottled margarita mix this year, and surprise your guests with these fancy cocktails.

1

Mango margarita ice pop recipe

Mango margarita popsicles

Everyone loves ice pops, but grown-ups really love them when they're made with fresh mango, lime juice and tequila.

Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tequila

Directions:

  1. Place the mango, lime juice, kosher salt, sugar and tequila in a food processor. Blend until the mango is completely pureed.
  2. Pour the puree into 3 ice pop molds, or use paper cups with foil over the top, and poke ice pop sticks through the foil.
  3. Freeze for at least 2 hours, until solid.
2

Mini margarita shot recipe

Mini margarita shots

Tequila sample bottles make the perfect shot glasses for mini margarita shots that are as cute as they are refreshing.

Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • 2 (50 milliliter) bottles Patrón tequila
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Pour the tequila into a glass or cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the lime juice and sugar, and stir or shake until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Wet the rims of the tequila bottles, and dip them in kosher salt.
  4. Use a funnel to pour the margarita shots back into the bottles (you will have 1 extra shot), and refrigerate until ready to serve.

More Cinco de Mayo recipes

Molcajete cupcakes
Sangria recipes
Salsa recipes

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