How are you doing today? I hope you are having a lovely day! I am enjoying the beautiful sunshine streaming through my window. My husband just mowed the lawn, so it is nice and trim and such a pretty share of green. I was thinking about Cinco de Mayo and it brought back such fun memories. When I was in my early 30’s, I worked at a popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Atlanta. Cinco de Mayo was huge for us as it was one of our top grossing days of the year. We opened up the parking lot to accommodate the guests who were unable to fit inside at the bar or didn’t want to wait for a table. The GM would choose 10 of the top servers to work the parking lot. I was one of those lucky people and it was so much fun! I made almost $600 in tips in just that one night!
With Cinco de May just a few short weeks away, I wanted to make a crowd pleasing cocktail. When I worked at the restaurant, our margaritas were the top sellers. I have always been partial to a cold margarita. I know the true classic is served on the rocks, but I cannot resist how good a frozen margarita tastes on a hot day. I love that tart taste along with the sale on the rim and a squeeze of lime.
My husband loves anything spicy, especially Sriracha. I decided to make a Sweet And Spicy Top Shelf Margarita Recipe for you! It is such a great blend of the sweetness of the Sunny D and the kick of the Sriracha. I think you will really love it! And it is as good on the rocks as it is frozen! If you are not a drinker, you can just leave out the tequila and enjoy a virgin Sweet And Spicy Top Shelf Margarita!
Sweet And Spicy Top Shelf Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz. Sunny D or orange juice
- 2 oz. sour mix
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. orange liqueur
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 3-5 drops of Sriracha (of course adjust to your level of spiciness you want)
- Ice cubes
Directions: In your blender, add your ingredients and blend well. Pour into a salt rimmed glass and enjoy! If you like it on the rocks, just shake your cocktail and pour over ice in a salt rimmed glass.
What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo beverage (alcohol or virgin)?
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysApril 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm
OMG that sounds DELICIOUS. I am definitely going to be making these and SOON.
Melissa Lawler saysApril 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm
I am staring at my Margarita glasses thinking I need to fill them with this recipe! Sounds delicious!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysApril 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm
What a unique take on a margarita. I love the sriracha for a little kick.
MELISASource saysApril 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm
That sounds like a delicious drink for summer barbecues. I’ve never had a margarita that was sweet and spicy before.
Roxanne Morrison saysApril 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm
Sounds dangerously yummy!! I think this will definitely be on our next party menu! Can’t wait to experiment with the “spicy” side.
William Sweeney saysApril 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm
I never thought to make a spicy margarita like this before!! This sounds delicious and perfect for Cinco De Mayo!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations saysApril 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm
This looks super delicious and refreshing! Also love that you added some kick with sriracha! Perfect beverage for Cinco De Mayo around the corner!
Kathy saysApril 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm
This looks amazing! I’m going to have to try this recipe out soon. I love a good drink once in awhile. I’ll make sure to save this one!
Janeane Davis saysApril 28, 2016 at 10:34 pm
From the look of this recipe, Sriracha is a fun and versatile thing. I never thought of using it in a drink before.
Ann Bacciaglia saysApril 29, 2016 at 12:19 am
This drink looks delicious and easy to make. It will be great for summer party’s.
Elizabeth Lampman saysApril 29, 2016 at 12:19 am
This looks like a great drink for summer. I love to try new recipes.
Liz Mays saysApril 29, 2016 at 10:16 am
I love all kinds of margaritas so this totally works for me for Cinco de Mayo. I love it!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations saysApril 29, 2016 at 10:41 am
This looks incredible and I absolutely love that it has spice! I will be making these at my next party!
Marielle Altenor saysMay 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm
It’s been a while since I had a margarita! This summer I’m so going to make this! I love the taste of sweet and sour mixed together!
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey saysMay 2, 2016 at 12:40 am
I haven’t tried a spicy margarita before. This sounds perfect for Cinco de Mayo, I’m going to try this for sure!
Ryan Escat saysMay 2, 2016 at 6:56 am
It actually looks delicious. I want to try it now!