Party Girl Celebrates :: Cinco de Mayo!


I love any excuse for a party and Cinco de Mayo is a slam dunk.  All you need is bright colored flowers, my Can-Can Salsa, chips, and a fabulous margarita (blackberry anyone?)  - add a piñata and the kids will be in heaven.  Make this a part of your regular Tuesday Taco night and every Tuesday can be Cinco de Mayo.  It doesn't take a lot to make a party - just the right attitude and a few tricks up your sleeve.  Here are mine ::




Never have five ingredients been able to sustain a party like these five ingredients can sustain a party. The best part about this salsa is that it takes minutes to throw together and because most of it comes from a can, you can pull it off at a moment's notice.

1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 can El Pato Salsa de Chili Fresco

Mix all ingredients together.  Let sit at least one hour.  Serve with chips.



Makes 4

2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup chambord
the juice of one lime
lime wedges
salt

Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend.  Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass and dip in salt.  Fill with ice and pour one quarter of the blackberry margarita over ice.  Repeat with the other three glasses and serve.  If you prefer a blended margarita, blend all ingredients first then add two handfuls of ice.  Blend and serve.





Comments

Ooh, this blackberry margarita sounds so delish!
Jackie said…
Very nice! I like it all, so cheery! I have to ask again, how do you stack the photos so they are animated?!?
Alexandra Hedin said…
Hi Jackie! The animated photos are called an 'animated gif.' My friend Jenny has an awesome tutorial on her blog - Hank & Hunt - here ::

http://www.hankandhunt.com/home/tag/animated-gif-tutorial
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