The 8 Best Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Check out this list of spicy, sweet, and intriguing Margarita recipes (by, just in time for your Cinco De Mayo party!


1. Margarita

  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz  Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1.5 oz Blanco tequila

Garnish: Lime wheel  Glass: Cocktail or rocks


2.  Guadalajara Silver

  • Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 oz Don Roberto Tequila Plata
  • .25 oz Agave nectar
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz Fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • .75 oz Ginger liqueur
  • .5 oz Fresh Granny Smith apple juice

Garnish: Granny Smith apple slices  Glass: Rocks


3.  St-Rita

  • Salt (optional)
  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • 1.5 oz St-Germain
  • Juice of 1 lime

Garnish: Lime wedge  Glass: Rocks or Collins


4. Tequila Daisy

Glass: Cocktail


5. Strawberry Basic Margarita

  • 3 or 4 Medium strawberries
  • 3 Basil leaves
  • .75 oz Lime juice
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1.5 oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .25 oz Maraschino liqueur

Garnish: Lime wheel and basil leaf   Glass: Margarita


6. Breakfast Margarita

  • 1.75 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz Cointreau
  • 2 tsp Orange marmalade
  • .25 oz Agave syrup (one part Partida Agave Nectar, one part water)

Garnish: Orange slice Glass: Rocks


7. Spicy Grand Margarita

  • Salt
  • .5 oz Simple syrup or agave nectar
  • .25 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 small pinch Chipotle chile powder
  • 1.75 oz Reposado tequila
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice

Garnish: Jalapeño or red chile pepper  Glass: Rocks


8. Fresh Watermelon Margarita

  • 1 Watermelon slice
  • .25 oz Agave syrup (1 part agave nectar, 1 part water)
  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice

Garnish: Watermelon slice  Glass: Martini



Hawaiian Rainbow Happening Now!

Rainbow over Hawaii’s state capital and palace!  #hawaii @happyhourpalhi Photo: Instagram by @HappyHourPal

ʻIolani Palace, in the capitol district of downtown Honolulu in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi, is the only royal palace in theUnited States used as an official residence by a reigning monarch and is a National Historic Landmark listed on theNational Register of Historic Places. Two monarchs governed from ʻIolani Palace: King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, the building was used as the capitol building for theProvisional GovernmentRepublicTerritory, and State of Hawaiʻi until 1969. The palace was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1978. -wikipedia


Burger Deal In Honor of Tax Day: 4-15-13

Tomorrow – April 15th Hard Rock Cafe’s around the country has some Legendary Tax Relief for you! Just say “Tax Day Secret Menu” to your server and get any Legendary Burger for $10.40. That’s it. “Tax Day Secret Menu”! We’ll see you Monday. Click here for full


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Stone Fruit and Strawberry Sangria


Hmmmm….I think it’s time to make Sangria! Are you a fan of Sangria? If so, do you prefer White or Red wine?

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brandy
1 cup pitted Rainier cherries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced peaches
1 1/2 bottles white wine, chilled (I used a Sauv Blanc)
1 cup chilled club soda
10 pieces basil

Add the sugar and brandy to a large pitcher and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the fresh fruit, wine and club soda and stir to combine. Add the basil.
Refrigerate the sangria for at least 6 hours before serving.
Serve over ice.