Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Yesterday I said to treat yourself to a margarita. Just because you are no longer an undergrad doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate a sunny day, Mexican style! I have no qualms having a drink on a weeknight. A glass of red wine with dinner enhances the flavor of a meal. Some champagne is the perfect way celebrate a completed project or successful baking attempt. Or if I have a bad day, I will turn on my favorite episode of How I Met Your Mother and enjoy a Z created cocktail. I think every day can be a special occasion 🙂
The wonderful (no pun intended) people at POM Wonderful sent me a package of their pomegranate juice to try in my cooking. While I have a few recipes up my sleeve, as today is Cinco de Mayo and Z just finished his first law school final exam, so I thought we should enjoy something extra special to celebrate.
Whenever I have a margaritas I always order the original lime flavor, except when pomegranate is on the menu. I love pomegranate drinks. The juice’s tartness is so refreshing compared to the usual super-sweet strawberry or mango, and in fact I always add less or no sugar when I am making them myself because I love the tartness so much. Plus, pomegranate juice has so many antioxidants, it is hard to stay no. Especially when mixed with tequila and ice.
Z was a bartender for a year when he was in Australia, so he created this cocktail from scratch. On this almost 80* day, we are now watching some good TV and I am sipping my drink out of my awesome strawberry margarita glass. If only it had pomegranates painted on it instead 🙂
2 shots tequila
1 shot POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
2 shots lemon juice
1 and 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 shot triple sec
2 shots water
Shake all together and serve in the best margarita glass you have.
All I can say is: “Mmmmmmmm!”
Feliz Cinco de Mayo!