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)?