First off, thank you so much to everyone who came to the 2nd Annual Margarita Party! We had so much fun, and many of you seemed to be too. So thanks :)
So the idea from these parties is to try different recipes from Pinterest and see which ones are fails and which ones aren't. We modify the recipes so they are "pitcher friendly" for giving drinks to a crowd. We brought back the top 2 from last year and then found 2 new ones.
We brought back the Lime Margarita from last year, because it was definitely the fav. I messed up a little bit this year... You see I am fairly naive in the drinking game so LAST year, we used a Non Alcoholic Triple Sec, which made them sweeter and just a little bit less boozy. (Even through, believe me they were pretty strong). This year, I used Alcoholic triple sec, because I realized that was what the recipe was asking for. Personal opinion, I like the Non Alcoholic triple sec better, they were just to strong otherwise. So make you choices there.
The next fav from last year that we brought back was the Rattlesnake Margarita. We got the question a few times "Why is it called Rattlesnake?" Seriously no idea. But it is delicious and won the "face challenge" every time someone drank it. It does not taste boozy at all, despite the fact that there is a ton in there. So like all of them, enjoy responsibly.
One of the new ones this year was a Champagne Margarita. A bunch of people tired it, because it was new and it sounds good. But... I would say it was a 50/50 split of people that liked it. I personally, kind of thought it was gross, reminded me of like stinky feet or something..... Hahaha But some people really liked it, so it might be worth a try. Just have a back up.
Next, we did a Non Alcohol version... Because you know there are a million reasons people choose to not want alcohol. And it is great to have an NA option around. :D It also tasted pretty decent. I would remove some of the orange juice and replace it with more limeaide but that is just my taste.
You can find a link to last years Margaritas Here - Which were also super tasty. https://bootsandheelsshop.com/blogs/style-home/margarita-night-recipes
Cowboy Caviar Salsa
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- ¼ green bell pepper, finely chopped
- ½ cup chopped jalapeno peppers
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- ¾ cup cilantro
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup garlic red vinegar
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 3 garlic gloves
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Best if left to soak up flavors in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before serving. Pair with your favorite tortilla chip!
Black Bean Salsa
- 1 can white showpeg corn
- ½ black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can Original Rotel
- Fresh or dried Cilantro to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Best if cooled for 1-2 hours before eating. Easily double/triple the recipe as needed. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and you’ve got quite the crowd pleaser!
Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups
- 8oz pkg (x2) cream cheese
- 1 ½ cup Mexican cheese
- 2 Tbsp Old El Paso taco seasoning
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 4 green onions, sliced (Spoiler Alert: We left these out, 3 of us don't like onions)
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 8 tortillas
1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl (except tortillas).
2. Spread over tortilla and roll up.
3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Slice in ½ inch slices and serve.