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Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is here for it! However, since it's on a Sunday, lots of folks will stay home to celebrate. Check out our favorite, easy-to-make margarita recipe.

I shared this margarita recipe on National Margarita Day, which is on Thursday, February 22, 2024, and could not believe how many positive reviews it received. Now that we have Cinco de Mayo coming up this Sunday, I had to share it again. It's that good!

How can I make the perfect margarita at home for Cinco de Mayo?

If we're being honest, we don't have to have an excuse to drink margaritas, especially since we have a Mexican restaurant on every corner in Shreveport-Bossier. However, I'm going to go ahead and tell you, I'm only talking about margaritas on the rocks here. Keep those frozen desserts to yourself! But, if you do need an excuse to drink margs, celebrating Cinco de Mayo is a good one. You're welcome ;)

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The most important thing to remember when mixing up the perfect margarita is the 3-2-1 rule. That's three parts tequila to two parts triple sec to one part lime juice. Of course, if you use top-shelf liquors and mixers, your drinks will turn out much better. I suggest using brands like Patron and Cointreau.

BTW, did you know that 'margarita' means 'daisy' in Spanish? Moving on... you're going to need limes, Cointreau, lime juice, sea salt, and the tequila of your choice. Now remember the 3-2-1 rule. If you're making one drink, use three ounces of tequila, two ounces of Cointreau, and one ounce of lime juice. Shake the contents in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice in a glass rimmed with sea salt and a wedge of lime. It's that easy. I hope you enjoy it!

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What is Cinco de Mayo?

We should probably address the Cinco de Mayo holiday and what it's about since we're sharing drink recipes for you to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Sources say Cinco de Mayo is even more popular in the United States than it is in Mexico and has grown to encompass the whole Mexican-American culture. Wikipedia says 'Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexican Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores in 1810, which initiated the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.'


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