Today’s post is brought to us from event & party expert, Brynn Renee of Dandy & Fine Parties.

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A little birdie recently reminded me that Cinco de Mayo was quickly approaching. I sure do appreciate a delicious Mexican meal accompanied by tequila-based beverages! And when you grow up in Southern California, celebrating Cinco de Mayo is a given. So here I am, now a PNW gal, continuing the celebration!

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The bright, festive colors of Mexico are quite easily very inspiring – especially for a color loving gal such as myself! So, I thought I would provide you all with a cheery Cinco de Mayo bar scene that I hope might serve as inspiration for your own celebration! (I’ll be leaving the food up to the professionals!)

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Frida Kahlo has been a long time favorite of mine, so when dreaming up this scene she was so naturally my muse. And if there was ever a girl who loved her tequila… well, it just made sense! While color an organically infused element in Mexican culture, nobody has ever done it quite like Frida.

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Are you friends with tequila? I feel fortunate that it happens to be one of my happy spirits. And lucky for you, I’m going to share my three favorite ways to enjoy a shot of this old friend!

3 Ways to Enjoy a Shot of Tequila

  1. the classic – straight up, chilled of course, with salt & a lime
  2. something new – mixed with a little grapefruit juice, served chilled, with salt and a grapefruit wedge
  3. on top – throw that shot on top of your grapefruit tequila slushy for a little floater action & extra kick!

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Do you remember when blended margaritas were considered taboo? It was around that time when craft cocktails became all the rage. I definitely admit that I enjoy those craft cocktails very much, but hello! Who doesn’t love a slushy? Especially when it’s boozy! Well, thank goodness that the adult slushy is back in vogue! Here is a recipe for a mighty tasty slushy that will be the hit of your Cinco de Mayo party! It’s not exactly a margarita, but it is juicy, refreshing & delicious!

Grapefruit-Lime Tequila Slushy

  • 16 oz. grapefruit juice (straight up, no added sweeteners – fresh squeezed is easy & best!)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 c. agave, adjust to your sweetness preference (or alternative sweetener as desired)
  • 8 shots tequila blanco
  • ice
  • coarse salt
  • lime wedges
  1. Add all ingredients – grapefruit juice to tequila – to blender (a Vitamix is the best for the slushy consistency)
  2. Fill with lots of ice and blend until slushy consistency is reached
  3. Rub rim of glasses with a grapefruit wedge (or dip in juice) then dip in coarse salt
  4. ¡Salud!

More fun you can have with your slushy:

  • Add a floater on top! An extra shot of tequila, a hit of St. Germaine or Grand Marnier should add some kick!
  • Try mixing in some frozen strawberries as well – Yum!

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That’s a wrap! Thank you, Greenvelope, for having me over today! Adíos.

XO Brynn Renné | Dandy & Fine Parties

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