Happy Hour

Diez de Mayo

We celebrated the past taco-eating holiday a little later in the week with a couple of friends. I found the perfect margarita recipe from Garden & Gun, and substituted strawberry juice (and then blood orange juice) for the lime to customize. Here is the recipe:


  • Salt, if desired (I used Maldon sea salt flakes)
  • 2 oz. Blanco tequila (We tried Olmeca Altos)
  • ¾ oz. Lime juice (or whatever kind of juice you’d like)
  • ½ oz. Simple syrup* (1 part sugar, 1 part water) — (*we used a little less here)
  • ½ oz. Cointreau

If using, coat the rim of a rocks glass with salt. Fill the glass with ice and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.