Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Day all!  The sun is shining and this day has 3 of my favorite things in the food & cocktail world involved in it to celebrate!  Which are~ Margarita's, Avocado & Sour Cream!  

Here are two last minute ideas for you to celebrate the day or even prepare for the weekend. The weather here in the Northeast is going to be great on Saturday so celebrate that too with margarita infused melon!  

Remember last year we had these served to us at The Martha Stewart Blogger's Night Out event, I of course had to make them again they were extremely refreshing!

Here is a little "how-to" & I say a "must-do" for your happy hour this evening or whenever  your melons and margarita's can come together!! 

What you need~

A good Margarita Mix
Cut up melon
Skewers or popsicle sticks

Here is what I did~ grabbed 3 different melons from my local The Fresh Market; watermelon, cantaloupe & honeydew.  A bottle of 
Freshie's margarita mix this is the only mix I will use these days....all natural ingredients including the sugar, the lime juice & the oj and it taste so good and fresh (hence the name ;)).  I had the alcohol already at home~ the tequila & cointreau.

I mixed 2 glasses worth of  margarita's poured it in with the fruit that I had cut up into corningware bowl that has a seal tight lid. (tip: VERY IMPORTANT don't put it in plastic....alcohol eats away at plastic, email me if you want to know how I learned was 20 years

Use how ever much fruit can fit and of course if you need more.....make another Margarita!!

Ok, so I infused mine for 6 hours in the fridge.  Took them out, got my skewers out and placed three on each, then on a platter to the freezer for about 30 mins!  They are extremely tasty and refreshing I must say!  Please take a few minutes to party or relax with your melons & margarita's tonight or this weekend!! 

Don't forget a 5 layer Mexican Dip!

1 1/2 cups of Sour Cream
Taco Seasoning
1 cup of Black Beans
1 cup of Tomato Salsa
8oz of Cream Cheese
1 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
3 chopped green onions
1/2 c sliced black olives

Preheat the oven to 350.  Mix together the seasoning and sour cream.  Spread the cream cheese on the bottom of an 8x8 pan or oven proof dish.  Layer beans, salsa, sour cream mix and cheddar cheese on top.  Bake 12 minutes, garnish with green onions & olives.  Grab a bag of your favorite chips & serve!!  

Peace, Love & Cinco de Mayo,


1 comment:

  1. Oh what a tease!!! I LOVE margaritas!!! Only 7 months to go and I can enjoy one!! Great post!!

    Maybe no margaritas for me this Cinco de Mayo but I will def make some 5 layer dip!!!