No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without two very key ingredients… a piñata for the kids, and pineapple margaritas for the grown ups. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, yes May is already upon us, there’s not much time to wait to start celebrating with guacamole, piñatas, and margaritas.
Best Piñata Ever – A little something for the kids
I am a total sucker for a piñata. There’s just something about the anticipation build up of it all. A hoard of kids standing around just waiting to see if this time, this time the shower of candy will start to fall. If it’s not this time, no worries. That just means you might have another turn for a go at the celebratory shrine. This year we’re using something new, and I LOVE it. The good folks at Goodie Gusher gave us one of their reusable, refillable piñatas to try out. There’s always a birthday around the corner so we pulled out our new pinata for the party and it was a huge hit. I love the idea of being able to use our pinata over and over. Birthday parties, Cinco de Mayo, probably even Christmas will have a piñata present for the kiddos.
To get the party popping, just fill the Goodie Gusher with candy and prizes, hang it up and let the fun begin. Kids will take turns trying to select the Magic Key, which builds anticipation and excitement.
Pineapple Margaritas – A little something for the grown ups
If the kids get to have piñata fun, I’m having some margarita fun. This is hands down the best margarita recipe on the planet.
Using good ingredients is key to success in all recipes and a pineapple margarita is no different. It might seem like a pain but it is worth it to squeeze fresh lime juice. The fresh pineapple puree in this recipe is a refreshing and delightful spin on the traditional flavor. Just a dash of orange juice concentrate brings everything together with a tropical flare. Top shelf tequila isn’t necessary, but I wouldn’t use bottom shelf either. Something mid range and decent quality will work just fine here.
Fresh, and tropically delightful, these margaritas are delightful. Fresh ingredients take these from really good to amazing!
- 1 cup pineapple chunks frozen and thawed is fine
- 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup superfine sugar regular granulated sugar is fine but doesn't dissolve as easily as superfine
- 3 oz tequilla
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp coarse sugar
In a blender combine pineapple, lime juice, orange juice, and sugar. Blend until completely liquefied.
Combine juice mixture, tequila, triple sec, and about a cup of ice in a muddler and shake until well chilled.
Combine salt and course sugar in a shallow dish. Squeeze about a tbsp of lime juice in another shallow dish. Prepare two margarita glasses by dipping the rim in lime juice and then in salt/sugar mixture until well coated.
Fill glasses with fresh ice and strain margarita mixture into glasses. Garnish with fresh pineapple and lime wedge.
Feel free to double this for a pitcher and share it with some friends.
What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo? Are Pineapple Margaritas on your dinner menu? Yum!
*The great people at Goodie Gusher sent us a free piñata to try out. Truth is we actually really liked it so we added it to our post. All options as always are real and our own.