With Cinco de Mayo taking place on a Monday (womp womp), a number of people including myself got the party started a little early this year. Over the weekend I hosted a Cinco de Mayo get together in my backyard, which proved to be most ideal given the picture perfect weather on Saturday. The margaritas were of course plentiful thanks to Sauza tequila who sent over a bottle of Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila and their new Sauza Sparkling Margarita Watermelon.
Sauza has plenty of unique margarita recipes, which I’ve listed below, but I was in the mood for something a little more traditional, so I stuck with a basic margarita. But for presentation’s sake I did add a handful of strawberries and lime slices to the pitcher of margaritas. Definitely a wise move. It looked pretty darn amazing and drew a bunch of ultra-inquistive “Mmm…what’s in this?!” from partygoers. Also, I have to say that I love the convenience of the Sauza Sparkling Margarita line. It’s a ready-to-serve beverage, so there’s no mixing involved. Just pour and add a garnish if you like, and you’re good to go.
Now we all know that no Cinco de Mayo shindig is complete without some serious grub. In addition to Herdez salsa and chips, I also made a bunch of quesadillas using Herdez’ Traditional Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but they were thee bomb. Not the bomb, but thee bomb. For some tragic reason I’ve never made quesadillas using any type of sauce and now that I have it’s definitely an ingredient I will always use. As you can see from the picture below, I used the Herdez cooking sauce while sauteing the chicken and jalapenos, which were later placed in the quesadillas along with some shredded cheese.
I was kind of in a hurry on Saturday, so I completely missed out on making my Mexican Chipotle Potatoes. I did make them on Sunday though since it was something I really wanted to try, and I have to say that it was a dish that benefited from the addition of Herdez’ Traditional Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce. I used a slightly altered version of this recipe I found on BBC Good Food. I didn’t use any sauteed onions or add any spices, and once the potatoes were almost fully cooked I added a few spoonfuls of the Herdez sauce. I topped the cooked potatoes with sour cream, cheese, and jalapenos, and proceeded to enjoy back-to-back bowls. Definitely not a wise move for someone who plans on traveling to Miami in less than two weeks, but I simply cannot deny the power of the potato.
As you can probably tell from the IG picture below, we all had a great time at my backyard fiesta. Thanks to everyone who came out and special thanks to Sauza!
Happy Cinco de Mayo and be sure to check out the Sauza recipes below for a little cocktail inspiration for today’s boozy holiday.
Flirty Fiesta Margarita
6 parts Sauza® Blue Silver100% Agave Tequila 16 parts cran-raspberry juice 8 parts lemon-lime soda 2 parts DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur 1 part sanding salt
5 lime wedges (for garnish)