Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

Who celebrates Cinco de Mayo?? I will eat some delish Mexican food on May 5 :) Wouldn't it be fun to 

throw a party filled with great food, bright colors, and tequila :)

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail 


  • 2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato and clam juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • salt to taste
  • 1 ripe avocado - peeled, pitted and chopped


  1. Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Stir garlic, red onion, and cilantro. Mix in tomato and clam juice cocktail, ketchup, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, and horseradish. Season with salt. Gently stir in avocado. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Serve in one large bowl or ladle into individual bowls.


I actually got this fish pottery below while on spring break while I was in college.  It's held up all these 

years in the hot Florida sun :)

Blackberry Margarita 

Source: GOOGLE


 (This is actually a COOKING LIGHT RECIPE)


  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 3/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries 
  1. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture. Combine water and 1/2 cup sugar in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 2 1/2 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool. Combine syrup, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids. Serve over ice. Garnish with remaining lime wedges.

Embroidery from Mexico.

Source: GOOGLE

Margarita Popsicles


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually)
  • 1/4 cup silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 12 3 oz disposable paper cups
  • 12 wooden popsicle sticks or spoons


  1. Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool.
  2. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur.
  3. Pour 2 1/2 ounces (5 Tbsp) of margarita into each cup.
  4. Place cups into a baking dish and put the dish in the freezer.
  5. 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 3/4 of the way into the popsicle.
  6. Let freeze several more hours or until completely frozen (I let them freeze overnight)
  7. To serve, peel the paper cup away from the popsicle, starting at the seam of the cup, and carefully remove the bottom.
  8. Consume immediately.


Alicia xoxxo said...

Girl, the shrimp and blackberry marg are calling my name!! Nom nom!!! I will be in LA for cinco de mayo. I def plan on having some amazing mexican food!

Alicia xoxxo said...

Girl, the shrimp and blackberry marg are calling my name!! Nom nom!!! I will be in LA for cinco de mayo. I def plan on having some amazing mexican food!

Oh Sunnie Day said...

I need to try making those margarita pops! Sounds delish



Sara said...

These all look amazing! Can't wait to try some of these this weekend.

Like Me Some said...

Blackberry 'grita looks insanely good!