I’m pretty excited about the internet this week. Mostly because of tacos.
But also because of nachos, enchiladas, guacamole, margaritas and basically all of the other amazing recipes that go along with Cinco de Mayo. It’s one of my favorite “eating days” of the year (it might even have a leg up on Thanksgiving!), and I know that a lot of my food blogging friends share in my excitement. I can’t wait to see all the creative, drool-worthy Mexican-themed dishes coming down the pipeline this week. I think I’m going to need a second stomach.
I’m kicking things off this week with these Rhubarb-Raspberry Margaritas. Because it’s Monday and I think we need a little boost. The kind of boost that can only come from a shot of tequila delivered in a fruity, perfectly pink cocktail with a tongue tingling salty-sweet rim. Am I right?
You’ll almost always find rhubarb and strawberries paired together in recipes. Their complimentary tart and sweet flavors play off each other perfectly. And it’s a duo that I love using in everything from baked goods to frozen treats. But for this cocktail, I opted to use raspberries to provide the “sweet angle” instead of strawberries. The results are equally (if not even more!) appealing. And it’s got me now thinking about other ways in which I can combine rhubarb and raspberries in the future.
Oh and let’s talk briefly about the vanilla-scented, salty-sweet rim. It’s da bomb. Seriously. Don’t skip this part. It takes these margaritas to a whole new level of awesome. And it only requires a couple of extra minutes of work. Totally worth it.
I really didn’t need any convincing to create a margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo. But when Kate from Hola Jalapeño announced that she was hosting an entire #margaritaweek on her site, I jumped at the chance to participate. Check out her blog roll here, where she’ll be posting the links to the margarita recipes from the other participating bloggers all week long. You’ll find lots of cocktail inspiration for Cinco de Mayo. And for all the warm, sunny months to come!