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On Your Marg, Get Set—2 Fruit Margarita and Salsa Recipes

On Your Marg, Get Set—2 Fruit Margarita and Salsa Recipes

Well, hello there May! It seems like just yesterday it was winter, and now we’re starting to warm up with one of our favorite days of the year: Cinco de Mayo. And there’s no better excuse to upgrade your go-to margarita and salsa recipes! As much as we love a classic lime margarita and a pico de gallo, mixing it up is never a bad thing. So, we’re here to help you spice up your repertoire this year with two twists for your Cinco de Mayo: A mango, jalapeño salsa and margarita, and a watermelon salsa and margarita. You’ll be the hit of your home fiesta!

Mango Salsa

Ingredients
2 ripe mangos, diced
1/2 large avocado (or 1 small avocado), diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 bell pepper)
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
Salt to taste (start with 1/8 tsp then adjust as needed)

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix well. Taste with a tortilla chip, and adjust salt as needed (you may need more or less depending on saltiness of your chips!).

Paired with a…Mango Margarita!

Ingredients
6 1-inch mango cubes
1-2 jalapeño slices (optional)
2 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz orange liqueur (such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier)
1 oz lime juice
Chili lime salt (1 part Tajin seasoning, 1 part salt)

Directions
Prepare you margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim, then dipping into the chili lime salt. Set aside.

Muddle the mango cubes with the jalapeño slices in a pint glass or shaker tin.

Once the mango is broken down into a puree, add the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds.

Strain into your glass over ice and garnish with lime wheels and if you’re looking for a little kick, add jalapeño slices.

Watermelon Salsa

Ingredients
2 cups watermelon, diced
1/2  cup cucumber, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
8 fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
Zest from 1 Lime
3 tbsp lime juice (about 1.5 limes)
Salt to taste

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix well. Taste with a tortilla chip, and adjust salt as needed (you may need more or less depending on saltiness of your chips!).

Paired with a…Watermelon Margarita!

Ingredients
6 1-inch watermelon cubes (add an extra two cubes if your watermelon isn’t too sweet)
5 fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz orange liqueur (such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier)
1 oz lime juice
Salt for the rim

Directions
Prepare you margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim, then dipping into the salt. Set aside.

Gently muddle the watermelon cubes with the mint in a pint glass or shaker tin.

Once the watermelon is broken down, add the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds.

Strain into your glass over ice and garnish with mint and a watermelon wedge.

Enjoy these margarita recipes. ¡Salud!

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