Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party
Set up a serve-yourself taco bar, challenge your bravest friends to a hot pepper eating contest, and of course, don’t forget the booze. Whip up a couple pitchers of jalapeno margaritas and stock a cooler full of your favorite Mexican beers to really get things going. Can you say piñata?
• 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
• 1/2 cup white tequila
• 1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
• 1/4 cup simple syrup, or more as needed
• 4 thin slices cucumber
• 1 jalapeno, halved lengthwiseIce, for serving
Mix together the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cucumber and jalapenos in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour (the longer the margarita sits, the more the cucumber and jalapeno flavors infuse into the drink). Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.
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