Cinco de Mayo

I love the color and fiesta of Cinco de Mayo every year.  Any excuse to have a margarita, I’ll take it.  I will be making delicious tacos tonight along with virgin fresh margaritas to celebrate.  I also love the start of Aztec-inspired fashion with strappy sandals, colorful prints, and adorable straw hats to kick-off summer fashion.  How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

Below is a  Cinco de Mayo inspired look and of course, I am sharing my favorite skinny margarita recipe.


The Best Skinny Margarita



Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice.   Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.  You can add agave nectar but I have been trying to cut out sugar where possible so I usually do without 🙂

Rim with sea salt and enjoy!

Fresh Watermelon Margaritas

Happy Monday and Happy Cinco de Mayo! I love a classic, fresh margarita and am usually a plain Jane when it comes to margaritas. I usually opt for an all-natural margarita with no sour mix and tons of limes with my favorite tequila, Clase Azul. However, this fresh watermelon variation is the only variation of a margarita I love because it’s is so refreshing and not too sweet. Enjoy!


Margarita Cupcakes

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and what better than to celebrate with food?  Last year my friend had an awesome Cinco de Mayo party & my favorite part was the margarita cake.  It was festive & delicious.  This year I am going to try the recipe and make it into cupcakes.  So cute!  Have your tequila & eat it too!

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Cupcake Mix:

1 yellow cake mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lime flavored tequila (or you can use margarita mix)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest

Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, then add in the extra ingredients.

Bake in paper cupcake cups inserted in a muffin baking pan, according to package directions, but usually bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.


1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila
2+ cups confectioners’ sugar
coarse sugar and salt for “rims”

Cream together butter, heavy whipping cream, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Add in more sugar as needed to make the frosting smooth and spreadable. Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse sugar and salt (poured into a small bowl, so it’s easy to direct it).  Garnish with a lime wedge.