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You must have one of these to celebrate Cinco De Mayo properly and lucky for you in a former life I was a bartender.  I used to tend bar at what used to be known as Houston’s on Park avenue NYC and is now known as Hillstone Group.  If you are ever in NYC check them out.  They have the most delish margaritas and cosmos…..and excellent American cuisine.  The simple yet high quality recipes did attract and continues to attract all your favorite celebs.

Any who… here is the secret to there mouth watering cocktails.  They make the sour mix from scratch.  That small detail makes all the difference.   It’s all about the fresh lime juice and frothiness.  It will take a little extra time but your mouth will thank you.  Also you can use the sour mix in cosmos instead of lime juice and it will take it to a whole new level.

Ok first here is the margarita recipe:

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau (triple sec if you don’t have it but cointreau is best)
  • 1 oz fresh Sour Mix
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Salt or sugar to rim the glass (optional)

Now here is the awesome sour mix recipe:

• 1 cup water

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 cup fresh lemon juice

• 1 cup fresh lime juice

(Pro Tip: Add a quarter cup of egg white to give your mix a deep and smooth finish. It will also create a light foam on top. Remember, presentation is important)

Please don’t be afraid to use the egg…It will give you that sexy frothy professional yummy that a drink should have.

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