Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo? I am! I know a ton of Americans who celebrate this Mexican holiday just because we like to drink margaritas and eat tacos. I actually have a student at school this year who is from Mexico and his birthday is May 5th and he is so excited that he shares his birthday with Cinco de Mayo. It's neat that he gets so excited about it and can still celebrate while in the United States.
Most years on Cinco de Mayo we simply make tacos or nachos. A lot of my friends head to the nearest Mexican restaurant but they are always so busy and crowded and that's not for me. This year I plan on making basic tacos because the three of us will eat those and then I'll make these Guava Margaritas for my husband and I.
I'm a big fan of margaritas on the rocks with salt. I do not like the overly sweet frozen margaritas. I need mine sweet and tart with that hint of saltiness. So when you read that these are a fruit flavored margarita know that they are made on the rocks and are not super sweet.
The reason they are not super sweet is that I make my own margarita mix. I don't like the store bought ones because of the amount of sugar in them. It's too much. I make mine with fresh limes, fresh lemons, and soda water. I the add in tequila and orange liqueur. In this case I also added in guava syrup in place of simple syrup for the sweetness and to give it some additional flavor.
This Guava Margarita is delicious. It tastes like fresh citrus and guava. You can definitely taste the tequila underneath it all but it's a pleasant flavor mixed in with all the fruit. The salt on the rim pairs well with the sweet and tart of the margarita and it works well with spicy tacos or nachos.
- ½ c. fresh lime juice
- ¼ c. fresh lemon juice (I used Meyer Lemons)
- 2 T. guava syrup
- 3 T. tequila
- 2 T. orange liqueur
- soda water
- Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Add in the lime juice, lemon juice, guava syrup, tequila, and orange liqueur.
- Shake for 30 seconds.
- Rim two glasses with salt and fill with ice.
- Divide the mixture between the two glasses and then fill with soda water. Give the cocktail a stir and serve with a wedge of lemon and lime.
Check out all the other amazing Cinco de Mayo recipes:
- Beefy Black Bean Tostadas from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Guajillo-Braised Shortrib Tacos from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Guava Margaritas from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Homemade Corn Tortillas from Food Above Gold
- Humitas with Homemade Queso Fresco from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Mexican Casserole from A Day in the Life on a Farm
- Mexican Chicken Master Mix from The Tip Garden
- Shrimp Taco Bowls from Books n' Cooks
- Sonoran Sunrise from Palatable Pastime
- Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars from The Spiffy Cookie
- Taco Joe Dip from Jolene's Recipe Journal