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5 Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

It’s National Margarita Day and it’s Friday so whether you prefer your cocktail blended or on the rocks, it’s definitely time to break out the tequila.

1. Tyler’s Ultimate Margarita (pictured above)

Tyler’s version of a margarita has it all: lime juice, sugar, orange liqueur, triple sec, tequila and even a splash of beer for good measure. The only other thing you’ll need? Great guacamole.

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Party in Five: Mexican Fiesta

Photo: Melanie Grizzel

In the summertime, entertaining needs to be easy — so you have more time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm-weather eats. We set out to create fun, complete party experiences using only five essential ingredients, from tasty food and drinks to decor and games. Party on!

 

Here in Texas, we eat a lot of Mexican food; Tacos, enchiladas and guacamole are such a staple on my dinner table that they practically constitute their own food group. So when the outdoor temps heat up, I love to make these favorites feel a little more festive by throwing a south-of-the-border fiesta complete with frosty margaritas, colorful maracas and a candy-filled piñata. I recently celebrated summer’s arrival with such a fête in my backyard, and jazzed up my normal outdoor setup with vibrant flowers, a spicy menu and décor that channeled a Mexican beach town.

To throw this fiesta at home, you need five essential ingredients:

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Thirsty Thursday: The French Margarita

French Margarita Recipe

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Celebrate the end of a long day, beginning of a great weekend and start of something new — your imminent addiction to this French Margarita. This Saturday is French National Day — otherwise known as Bastille Day, the perfect time to meet one of our favorite fancied-up summer drinks. If you relish in the occasional tequila-based cocktail, wait ’til you taste what Grand Marnier and Chambord bring to the party.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Coney Island Iced Tea

Coney Island Iced Tea

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Long Island Iced Teas aren’t for the faint of heart. They aren’t for the faint of liver, either. Unless, that is, they come as masterfully balanced as Michael Chiarello’s. Starting with the usual suspects — light rum, vodka, gin, tequila and soda — Michael’s Coney Island Iced Tea rounds off each sip with sweet orange liqueur, tart lemon juice and fresh mint. Calling it refreshing would be a terrible understatement. Pour a glassful and you’ll see, before giving in to the temptation to have another.

Tea time just got pushed back a few hours, and for good reason.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Thirsty Thursday: The Mint Julep Margarita

Mint Julep Margarita

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

This Saturday marks the sweet and alcoholic intersection of two of our favorite spirit-soaked holidays: Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day. While double-fisting with a margarita in one hand and mint julep in the other would do just fine, why not join the two into a single, sinful glass? Made with bourbon, orange liqueur, mint, sugar and lime, the Mint Julep Margarita goes as well with a fancy hat as it does with fresh guacamole and chips.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: The Classic Margarita Recipe

The Classic Margarita

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

9 days to go — we’ve already begun our countdown to Cinco de Mayo. And the key to a great fiesta is a freshly made margarita. There’s something about salted rims that invites us to plunge happily into glasses filled to the brim with tequila, sugar and lime. Get ready for your Cinco de Mayo celebration by trying your hand at a classic and perfectly balanced margarita.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Dynamic Duos: Favorite Food Combos

Burger and Fries

When it comes to classic food combos, burgers and fries reign king.

Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Sonny and Cher, and Cheech and Chong: when it comes to classic duos, these are merely a few of the famous pairings that come to mind.

Extend the conversation to food, though, and the whole thing gets a bit more heated. Just ask celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Duff Goldman who chimed in on Food Networks’ Best Thing I Ever Ate episode dedicated to food combinations.

Curious to find out what foods Cooking Channel fans like to mix, mash and pair up, we opened a poll and called out asking for all your favorite combos on facebook. 286 responses later, we came away with a few clear cut winners and some, well, some pretty unusual combinations.

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