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Cinco de Mayo 2016

By Splash Magazines Staff

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It doesn't matter if you are throwing a party, going out or enjoying it in your own way, Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest parties of the year! Splash Magazines has put together a list of recipes, party ideas and places to celebrate this festive day.

No beach in sight? No problem. You'll forget you're not south of the border with these genius Cinco de Mayo party suggestions from Jose Cuervo. While sombreros aren't necessary, good friends and strong tequila are definitely two Cinco de Mayo must-haves.

Jose Cuervo Classic Margarita

1. Margaritas
Be the ultimate hostess and serve your guests a variety of different Margaritas - think - Classic, White Peach, Pink Lemonade, Watermelon, Strawberry Lime and Coconut Pineapple. All you need to do is just add ice and serve in some awesome glassware - no one will ever know and you can spend more time mingling with guests!

Jose Cuervo Pink Lemonada

2. Taco Treats
Keep it simple with one DIY main course. Place shredded chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo in serving bowls; then arrange hard and soft shells on a platter.

3. Hang a Piñata
This playful prop will rev up your party’s atmosphere and give guests an excuse to look hilarious while swatting for candy and prizes (blindfolded, of course!). Find a variety of styles for as little as $5 at Pinatas.com.

4. Turn Up The Music
Download high-energy hits from the Gypsy Kings and Santana. Just hook up your iPod to a small set of outdoor speakers and you’re ready to jam...Or if you’re a musician, bust out your best rendition of “Oye Como Va”. It's your call.

About Authentic Jose Cuervo Ready To Drink Margaritas:
Founded in 1795, Jose Cuervo® is the world’s oldest and number one tequila in the world. In fact, Jose Cuervo® helped to pioneer the popularity of the margarita. Authentic Jose Cuervo® Margaritas provide an authentic cocktail experience, made within the convenience of home. Simply pour over ice and enjoy a REAL margarita! Authentic Jose Cuervo® Margaritas come in 9 delicious flavors: Pink Lemonade, Mango, Strawberry Lime, Classic Margarita, Grapefruit Tangerine, Coconut Pineapple, Watermelon, Light, White Peach (Light).

If you are looking for a place to experience a true Cinco de Mayo celebration, Citadel Outlets, will welcome shoppers and festival-goers behind the towering castle wall for a weekend-long fiesta fit for the whole family. This free celebration will feature live dance numbers from fan-favorite troupe Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles, performances by piano virtuoso Sebastian Sidi, a roving Mariachi Band playing traditional songs, street tacos and much more! The festivities will take place on Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. New for 2016, the fiesta will include a Talent Concert Showcase from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day with performances from up-and-coming Latin singers Julio Martinez, Tiffany Galaviz, Natalia Loya and Analise Hoveyda!

Cinco de Mayo at Citadel

The Citadel is conveniently located 10 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and 25 minutes from Anaheim, off Interstate 5 at Atlantic Blvd North at 100 Citadel Drive, Suite 480 Los Angeles, CA 90040.

If you are looking for some calorie-cutting, yet tasty cocktail recipies, Sparkling Ice is the perfect mixer.

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise

4 oz Orange Mango Sparkling Ice
2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz grenadine
Orange slice for garnish
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Directions: Mix all ingredients and serve in a tall glass with ice.

Spicy Jalapeño Margarita

2 parts Blanco Tequila
1/2 part Gran Gala
4 drops Hellfire Habenero shrub or 3 slices of Jalapeño pepper
Juice of 1/8 lime
1 1/2 parts Lemon Lime SI
Directions: Shake Tequila, Gran Gala, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Lemon Lime Sparkling Ice.

Loco Lime Margarita

3 oz Lemon Lime Sparkling Ice
1 ½ oz Tequila
Fresh squeezed lime
Directions: Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.

Grapefruit Jalapeño Martini

3 oz. Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Ice
1 ½ oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime Juice
Lime Wedge
Sliced Fresh Jalapeño
Chili Salt for Rim of Glass (Kosher Salt Mixed with Chili Powder)
Directions: Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture. Combine vodka and jalapeno slices with ice in a shaker. Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass. Top with Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Ice. Garnish with a few Jalapeno slices.

Lemon Lime Punch

3 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
1 ½ oz Tequila
Lime Sherbet
Pineapple juice
Directions: Fill glass 1/3 way with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Fill glass 1/3 was with Pineapple juice. Top with two scoops of Lime Sherbet

If you want to have all of the fun and drinks that go along with Cinco de Mayo but you don't want wake up to a miserable hangover on Friday, Never Too Hungover is the answer to avoiding all of that. Never Too Hungover is a delicious hangover prevention supplement created to prevent the dreaded head-throbbing, can’t move feeling that’s all too familiar after one too many margaritas. Never Too Hungover neutralizes and processes the toxins caused by alcohol, leaving you refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Freeze as ice cubes, make a Popsicle or pour into any cocktail for a hangover free fiesta! For more information visit: Never Too Hungover

Published on May 03, 2016

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