Sequins and Sea Breezes: Wasting away again in Margaritaville...

Wasting away again in Margaritaville...

5/05/2015

 
Happy Cinco de Mayo! I have to admit, this is one of my favorite holidays of the year... mainly because it gives me an excuse to eat Mexican food and drink margaritas and guys, I'm not going to lie, I love margaritas. I was going through my pictures and I have a LOT of pictures of me with margaritas, drinking margaritas or just of the margarita itself. To the point where I was kinda starting to wonder whether I had a slight margarita problem. But then I thought, is that really possible? Nah. In honor of Cinco, I decided to share with you some pictures of my favorite margaritas as well as my favorite at home recipe because what other day is it perfect acceptable to show my love for an adult beverage? ;)
 
 
I guess you could say I'm a bit of a margarita snob. The ready to drink mixers just don't cut it for me and a "great" margarita experience. Don't get me wrong, I'll mix one up if I'm going down to the pool or just looking for something quick and easy but I prefer a fresh homemade margarita.  
 
 
This is by far one of my favorite homemade classic margarita recipes:
 
1 1/2 cups reposado tequila (I prefer Cabo Wabo or Camarena)
3/4 cup Cointreau
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 1/2 tablespoons of agave (more or less to taste)
kosher salt
lime wedges (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients except for salt and lime wedges in a chilled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour over ice in a salt rimmed glass then top with a lime wedge. 

Enjoy!
  Happy (and safe) Cinco de Drinko... I mean Mayo!
 
 
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53 comments

  1. I'm going to send that recipe to Gary so he can make that for me tonight! :) Happy Cinco de Mayo love!!! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. Great, now you have me craving a margarita at 7am before I head to work--this is a problem lol. Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

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  3. Great classic recipe! Thanks for sharing and Happy Cinco De Mayo!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Cinco de Mayo is my second favorite! Enjoy some tacos & margaritas!!

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  5. i'm a marg snob too! i once hosted a tequila tasting for cinco de mayo. it was fun!

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  6. Mmm, this sounds great! Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  7. I LOVE margaritas too. Definitely one of my top two drinks. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  8. I am loving your margarita montage ;-) Thank you for the recipe I will definitely be saving that!

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  9. Oooh, you margarita recipe sounds lovely! I'm with you- total margarita fan right here. GIMME ALL THE TEQUILA. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Happy Cinco! One of my favorite holidays centered around my favorite beverage! This one you shared sounds delicious - totally saving that recipe!!

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  11. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Definitely making Joe take me out for margaritas and tacos tonight!

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  12. All those drinks look fabulous, and I prefer homemade margs too. I used to drink all those nasty sour mixes, and now I love a fresh one at home with all natural ingredients. The only pre-bottled acceptable version is of course Skinny Girl!

    Happy Cinco de Mayo gurlie, can't wait to cheers our margaritas and queso later :-D

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  13. I love me some margaritas too and totally agree that they need to be done right! Nothing worse that getting one that's too syrupy or sweet! Can't wait to try out this recipe (which my be tonight- haha). Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  14. Oh I'm so excited to try your recipe! A margarita is definitely called for today.

    prosecco in the park

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  15. yay for margaritas! yeah we drink them pretty often i must say! i see nothing wrong w/ that :) still trying to make it tonight. no promises. but i shall try :) and can we make this homemade style marg next time i come over? mmm yes :)

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  16. This is the same recipe I use to make margs at home! There is nothing a great margarita can't fix! Cheers girl! xo

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  17. Yay!! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Definitely going to have a Margarita tonight!! Love that pic of us too! One of my favs!! That drink was sooooo yummy!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  18. I love margaritas too and totally agree with the drink mix- fresh is best! I have mine on the rocks with sugar on the rim :)

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  19. Yummmmm love margaritas!! <3

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  20. I seriously can't wait for dinner tonight at a local place called El Patio! Those tacos are calling my name! (;

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  21. Fresh is always best! I'll have to try out that recipe.

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  22. I've never been a big margarita fan I think because of the cheap sugary mix but your homemade fresh recipe sounds yummy!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  23. My mouth is literally watering right now. SO delicious!! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  24. Yum! I love a good marg too!! Hope you have many tonight ;) xo

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  25. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today is my little boy's birthday lol. The thought of him turning 21 on Cinco de Mayo worries me a bit. Luckily he is only 5 for now. lol Enjoy the day! xo

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  26. So I don't drink alcohol, never have, but I have to admit that I always LOVE the glasses margaritas come in, ha ha! How's that for weird? I'm also obsessed with champagne glasses!

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  27. Hehe too many margaritas is NEVER a problem :) Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

    Tori

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  28. I love a good homemade marg! This one is perfect for tonight!

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  29. This homemade margarita sounds amazing! I might have to give it a try tonight! Thanks so much for sharing it and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  30. A homemade marg sounds like exactly what I need right now. Thanks for sharing your recipe, girl!

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  31. Love me some margaritas, and I can be a bit of a snob too! Thanks for the recipe :)!

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  32. "Guys, there are a lot of pictures of me with margaritas!" Lol. Too funny!! I know I can't wait for my work day to end to meet up with friends for tacos and margaritas... yumm yummm yummmy!!! Happy Cinco indeed!!


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  33. Love the margarita photos! Going to have to the recipe a try. Happy Cinco de Mayo!! xo, Amanda

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  34. There is no such thing as too many margs! That is a fact!

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  35. What would life be without margaritas?! I’m going to have to test out that recipe! I love that there can be so many tastes to this delicious drink!

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  36. Cute photos!! And this recipe looks amazing.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  37. Ha I love this post! Let's celebrate with a margarita!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  38. Margaritas are my fave! Happy Cinco!
    xo Southern Style

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  39. Funny enough I don't really like margaritas, prob because I don't really like tequila but the purple and yellow one in your collage do look delish!

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  40. A margarita sounds so sooooo good right now!!! And what a perfect day for them too!

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  41. ahh what I would not give to have one right now with a huge bowl of quac! Yum!

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  42. I think it's acceptable! Being an adult means that you have more responsibilities, but also more freedom! Have you tried any of the canned Bud Light "Rita" drinks? I like the lime, raspberry, and mango ones.

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  43. Yum, that recipe looks so good!! I love any excuse for a margarita (not that we need one), but maybe I'll have an extra today, just because I can ;)

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  44. I really really wish I liked tequila so I could enjoy some margaritas. Dustin loves margaritas, I'm always down for a mojito ;)

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  45. Ummm I totally know what you mean. I'm a self-proclaimed margarita snob too. This looks like a great, natural recipe though! I will definitely save it to try out... maybe tonight! Happy Cinco, Pamela!

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  46. Totally want a margarita right now.. Too bad I have to go back to work because I'm working a private party.. Anyway, those all look delicious. My dad also makes the best margarita. They're strong though! ;-) Also, my husband bought the Casamigos tequila (George Clooney & Rande Gerber's tequila) and its really good. Try it if you see it. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and cheers!!! :-)

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  47. Woo hoo! Happy Cinco de Mayo! I'm with ya, I love a good, fresh marg! xoxo

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  48. This made me laugh- I definitely need some margarita tips from you! It's not really my favorite unless it's flavored, which is probably not very legit, haha.

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  49. you are adorable. no such thing as a margarita problem ;)

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  50. This is very similar to how I like to make my margaritas too - SO tasty!!!

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  51. Enjoying a fresh, delicious Margarita is the best especially on Cinco de Mayo! Xo, Stephanie

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