Now we’re getting to the good stuff. A drink – the classic margarita – that doubles as a dessert courtesy of a little ice cream and lemon-lime soda.
I really struggled with what drink to make for Cinco de Mayo. The margarita was an obvious choice, but there are so many good-looking margaritas out there that I didn’t know where to begin. My 5 o’clock board on Pinterest provides proof of said margaritas, and I assure you they put my classic to shame.
So I turned the classic margarita into a dessert margarita. Like guacamole, this recipe should be viewed more as a process than as a hard-and-fast set of rules. Just gather your ingredients and get to mixing.
If time permits, prepare the glasses with a salt/sugar rim and place them in the freezer to chill for about an hour before preparing and serving the margarita floats. I used vanilla ice cream this time, though the original recipe suggested vanilla or lemon. How about trying both together? Next time I think I’m going to try a margarita float made with lime sorbet.
Until Cinco de Mayo, cheers!Day 1: The Appetizers
Day 2: The Main Dish
Day 3: The Side Dish
Day 4: The Drink Day 5: The Dessert
- 1 lime wedge
- salt and/or sugar for the rims of the glasses
- 1 scoop ice cream
- 2 tablespoons tequila
- 1 tablespoon triple sec
- lemon lime soda
- Run the lime around the rim of a glass.
- Dip the rim of the glass in salt, sugar, or a mixture of equal parts salt and sugar.
- Place scoops of vanilla ice cream in the glass, then top with 2 tablespoons of tequila and 1 tablespoon of triple sec.
- Fill with soda and serve immediately.