As we say so long to April and set our sights on May {May people!}, one of my favorite days is right around the corner – Cinco de Mayo! Yes, it is the ultimate excuse for day drinking and copious amounts of tequila, but I am making it my mission to never see a pitcher of poorly made margaritas be served again. So this week’s Tasty Tuesday is dedicated to saying Salud in style!



Did you know you can actually branch out while still staying true to tequila’s roots? Upon returning from our trip to Sayulita, I blogged about my new favorite drink – the Paloma. The drink is still tequila based, but features grapefruit juice, club soda and fresh lime. And is seriously good. But even with this alternative, there is still room to play as is evidenced by the Blood Orange or the Thyme options above {dying to try!!}.

Or perhaps you’d like something with a bit more sweetness? Then the Salty Chihuahua might be for you. This drink, besides having a fabulous name, adds a splash of orange liqueur, all for under 200 calories.  Note, this is another one of the major downsides of margaritas made with any bottled mixers – sugar, sugar and more sugar. Any of these hand-mixed options are going to help you bypass unnecessary calories, at least a little bit.

And if you really, really can’t stomach tequila, a mojito is your thirst quenching best bet, especially when you add a dash of grapefruit!

Sure, we will all eat lots of chips and guacamole with varying levels of a gourmet’s touch come Sunday, but your tequila should never be sacrificed.

Viva la Mexico!

spicy margarita // blood orange paloma // french kiss margarita // thyme paloma // grapefruit mojito // spicy chihuahua

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  1. Yay May! I’m going to have to try a Paloma, I’ve never even heard of that before!

  2. the paloma sounds awesome. I love a good drink that you can make – or halfway make – before hand. this one looks perfect.

  3. There is no celebration of cinco… In the UK and I’m jealous 😉 but these cocktails are so worth of trying even on a casual weekend 🙂 x

  4. These all look delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try the Spicy Margarita this weekend!