Food Porn of the Week: Cinco de Mayo Edition

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Cinco de Mayo is finally here!  That means celebrating with some delicious drinks (only if you’re 21, of course).  As an avid Pinner, Pinterest was obviously the first place I turned to find the most delicious and beautiful margarita recipes I could.  Here are two of my favorites that are easy to make and sure to please!  Enjoy!

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

·  3 cups strawberries, pureed (frozen will give a deeper color than fresh)
·  3/4 cup Patron Silver tequila
·  1/4 cup Cointreau (triple sec)
·  1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
·  2 Tbsp honey
·  3 cups ice
 
Add all ingredients to a blender, and serve in sugar or salt-rimmed glasses.

Margarita Popsicles

·  1/2 cup sugar
·  1 cup water
·  1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually)
·  1/4 cup silver tequila
·  1/4 cup orange liqueur
·  12 3 oz disposable paper cups
·  12 wooden Popsicle sticks or spoons
 
Heat water and sugar in a small saucepan until completely dissolved and the water is clear.  Let cool.  Pour into a pitcher (or a bowl) with the lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur.  Pour 2 1/2 ounces (5 Tbsp) of margarita into each cup.  Place cups into a baking dish and put the dish in the freezer.  After about 2 hours, start checking the popsicles.  Once they're frozen enough to support the wooden stick, insert a stick into each popsicle, pushing 3/4 of the way into the popsicle.  Let freeze several more hours or until completely frozen (let them freeze overnight for the best results).  To serve, peel the paper cup away from the popsicle, starting at the seam of the cup, and carefully remove the bottom.
 
Sources:
http://www.examiner.com/article/cinco-de-mayo-week-the-margarita
http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodiebride/archives/6454
 
Photo Sources:
http://www.chow.com/recipes/30335-strawberry-margarita
http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodiebride/archives/6454

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Caitlin is currently a student at Boston College studying English and Pre-Law.  At BC, she is a member of the Boston College Irish Dance Club, on the Honors Program Student Executive Board's Community Service Committee, and interns and writes for the fashion and culture blog Rusted Revolution.  She has been wriring for Her Campus BC since Jaunary 2011 and is serving as BC's Campus Correspondent for the 2012-2013 school year.  Outside of school, she is a competitive Irish dancer, and has been dancing for 18 years. During her high school career, she completed an engineering project at Case Western Reserve University that made her one of 40 Intel Science Talent Search Finalists in 2009.   In addition to all of this, Caitlin loves reading, yoga, running, shopping, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

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