May 5th, 2014
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Even though it’s Monday, everyone here at ICEBOX plans to celebrate this festive holiday accordingly. Below we shared our method for creating a full-on margarita bar that will keep you and your guests entertained all night!
If you are planning your own fiesta, check out the ICEBOX Pinterest Board, “A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta” for creative food recipes, fabulous cocktail recipes and some impressive décor ideas!
For the Table… Provide buckets of ice, shakers, glasses and a plate of salt for rimming.
Write out different recipe ideas on chalkboards for guests to follow.
Tequilas: Blanco, Resposado, Anejo
Liqueurs: Cointreau, Grand Marnier
The Original Margarita
3 parts White Tequila
2 parts Cointreau
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
1 part Water
1 part Sugar
Simmer water and sugar over high heat until the sugar has dissolved completely and chill
Pineapple-Jalapeno: Blend fresh pineapple chunks with seeded jalapeno and simple syrup until the combination purees
Lime-Ginger: Simmer simple syrup with ginger slices and add lime juice right before cooling. Set in the refrigerator overnight and add slices of fresh lime before serving.
Juices: Orange, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Pear, Mango
Garnishes: Limes, Berries, Jalapeno Peppers, Oranges, Pineapple