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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.

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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.

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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
 
Margarita Floats
 
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Recipe type: Drink/Dessert
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Run the lime around the rim of a glass.
  2. Dip the rim of the glass in salt, sugar, or a mixture of equal parts salt and sugar.
  3. Place scoops of vanilla ice cream in the glass, then top with 2 tablespoons of tequila and 1 tablespoon of triple sec.
  4. Fill with soda and serve immediately.
Notes
A traditional margarita is made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
 

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