Friday, May 4, 2012

The Weekly Nightcap - Coconut Mango Margarita

i hope you all aren't sick of margaritas yet. personally, i don't think it's possible for me to get sick of them. plus, i figured i should post another recipe for one in honor or cinco de mayo tomorrow.

i did a little research (read: i typed "cinco de mayo" into wikipedia) and came up with some interesting facts i did not know. contrary to common thought, it is not mexico's independence day (that's september 16th, fyi).

according to wikipedia, "the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's  unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862."

still, what better way to celebrate mexican heritage than with tequila? i saw this idea on pinterest a while ago. it sounded so simple, yet so good -  one of those "why didn't i think of that" things.

i changed this real simple recipe just a bit (i used coconut mango ice cream instead of lime sorbet) and was pleased with the result. it's creamy and sweet - like dessert in a glass, with tequila! why don't you raise a glass and celebrate our southern neighbors pride, freedom, and democracy with me?


Coconut Mango Margarita
serves 2

1/2 cup coconut mango ice cream (or your favorite sorbet)
2 ounces tequila
2 small scoops of ice cream for topping

leave ice cream out on counter for 10 minutes before ready to use. in a medium bowl whisk together ice cream and tequila. divide into two glasses and top with small scoop of ice cream. enjoy!

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