emily's cinco de mayo beergaritas

Cinco De Mayo Necessity: Ultimate Beergaritas!

emily's cinco de mayo beergaritas

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!! Probably my favorite day of the year. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my proclivity for drinking mass amounts of tequila on Cinco, well, buckle up.

One of my essentials for any Cinco de Mayo is a good beergarita. You can drink a lot without realizing how much you’re actually imbibing, and it actually tastes delightful! (PSA: I don’t care what holiday you’re celebrating, never drive drunk yo. Call yourself an Uber, Lyft, taxi, sober friend, or unfortunate booty call and make them deal with your drunk ass.)

Anyway, make these. Tonight. Or today. Or right now.

Dayna y Emily’s Classic Cinco Beergaritas

4 12oz cans of your favorite Mexican beer (or, if you really want to get “authentic Emily” just load up an unused coffee pot with keg beer)
1 can frozen limeade concentrate
Enough silver tequila to fill up 2/3 of the empty limeade can (or 1/2 can’s worth of tequila if you aren’t trynna get crazy)
2 limes, sliced

Combine the first three ingredients into your drink dispenser. (What do you mean, you don’t have a professional-grade drink dispenser?! Get one immediately, what is the point of your life right now?!) Squeeze the juice from the limes into the mixture then drop the rinds in. Fill a Ziploc bag with ice and seal it tightly, then drop it into the jug as well. (This way the ice doesn’t water down your drink… smart, eh?) Get a keg cup – because beergaritas are always best consumed out of a keg cup, and you know it – write your name on the cup so you can keep track of it, cause it’s gonna be a long night. Pour a hearty serving of beergarita in, and get this party started!


Cocktail O’ Clock: Cinco De Derby-o

Agave Julep

Not sure if you’re aware, but this weekend is one of the biggest events of the year. Why? Well, first of all, we have the holiday to end all holidays, Cinco de Mayo. If that weren’t reason enough to celebrate, another big day falls upon this weekend as well: the Kentucky Derby! At first I was almost angry that these two occasions were combined this year. Why mash two perfectly good drinking events into one measly weekend when you can spread the joy around?

I decided to embrace it, though, and luckily the folks at Maestro Dobel Tequila have a recipe that combines the signature boozy delights of both days into their Agave Julep, a tequila-based twist on the classic Mint Julep. Olé!

Agave Julep

2 parts DOBEL Tequila
8 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 part Agave Syrup
2 parts Ginger Ale
Glass Rocks
Garnish Lime wedge

Find more creative cocktail ideas in Endless Cocktails.

Avocado Breakfast Sauce

100 Ways to Use an Avocado

It’s no big secret that we like avocados here. Okay, we don’t like them, we’re obsessed with them. So you can imagine my shock and outrage when I realized we had never compiled a 100 Ways for avocado. I had to remedy this immediately. So here it is: 100 ways to cook one of the greatest gifts nature has bestowed upon the human race. There’s so much more to this majestic fruit than just guacamole (although we have some uniquely great guac recipes in this roundup, too). And just in time for Cinco De Mayo! You’re welcome.

Click on the photos for full recipes.

Avocado-rita Shrimp & Avocado Salad Creamy Avocado Veggie Pasta Double Chocolate Avo Muffins
Bacon Avocado Pizza Avocado Coconut Custards Panko Avo Fries Banana-Cado Breakfast
Egg-Stuffed Avocado Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Fruit Pizza with Avocado Whip Avocado-wrapped Sushi
Red Quinoa Salad Shamrock Sandwich Avocado Buttercream Cupcakes Brussels Sprouts Salad with Avo, Bacon, and Lime
Avocado Milkshake Avocado Deviled Eggs with Salmon Roe Avocado-Tarragon Bisque California Sandwich
Butternut, Jicama, and Avocado Salad Guacamole Grilled Cheese Avocado Almond Smoothie Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich
Grilled Avocado Quinoa Patties with Avocado Sauce Tuna Stuffed Avocado Chocolate Cake
Pea Pesto Penne Creamy Avocado Dressing Crab Mango Quesadillas Potato-Avo Salad
Florida Avocado Wraps Banana Avocado Pudding Chilled Avocado Tomato Soup Avocado Lime Tart
Avocado Cream Cheese Cookies Avocado Chile Sauce Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad Avocado Brioche
Avocado Bacon Jalapeno Salsa Chocolate Avocado Pancakes Avocado Ranch Sliders Avocado Donuts
Grilled Corn Guacamole California Flatbread Guaca-Mango Bagel Superfood Salad
Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Vegetarian Mexican Salad Boats Vegan Chocolate Goji Ice Cream Creamy Avocado Barley Risotto
Tofu Scramble Burrito Roasted Carrot & Avocado Ravioli Mayan Mudslide Brownies Indian Guac
Pink Corn Blinis Tangy Avocado Chicken Salad Vegan Coconut-Avo Eggnog Curried Quinoa Wrap
Bacon Avocado Egg Cups Blue Cheese Guac Avocado Lime Chickpea Salad Salmon Avo Egg Wraps
Savory Avocado Cocktail Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup Avocado-Miso Dressed Salad Tostada Bites
Avocado Crab Roll Avocado Cheesecake Guacamole Taco Rolls Avocado and Sardine on Toast
Gluten-free Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies Chipotle Avocado Dogs Avo-Pineapple Smoothies Grilled Mozzacado Sandwich
Avocado Lime Coconut Cake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tuna with Avo-Wasabi Puree Avocado Eggrolls
Avocado Bacon Potato Salad Prawn Avocado Crowns Avocado Cup Salad Avocado Scallop Ceviche
Chilled Avocado Soup Shots Grecian Avo Pizza Shoestring Fries with Avo-Garlic Aioli Choco-Avo Macarons
Avocado Breakfast Sauce Sweet Potatoes with Avocado-Goat Cheese Cream Guacamole Bread Broccoli Cauliflower Avocado Soup
Sweet Avocado Poptarts Wild Blueberry Guac Creamy Avocado Rice Mango Avocado Crepes
Lobster Guac Hearts of Palm Salad Feta Avocado Frittatas Guacamole Ice Cream


All 100 Ways — 1,500 recipes and counting! — found here.

Cinco de Baking: Loaded Corona Cupcakes

Editor’s Note:  Snebbu will be bringing you more of his 100 ways to use beer in food and drinks shortly, but first: a brief holiday interruption. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, longtime ES reader Pyrles joins us with a holiday recipe that combines two of our favorite things: cupcakes…and beer!

When people think about beers to include in baked treats, I’m guessing Corona doesn’t often come to mind. In fact, I cannot myself explain why I thought this was a good idea in the first place. Even making the batter, I had my doubts. The first whiff of what a friend deemed “skunk beer” when I opened the bottle nearly made me scrap the idea entirely. But for whatever reason — in this case, love of a good challenge and desire to turn a favorite drink into a dessert — I made the cupcakes. And they are wonderful.

As I’ve come to expect from throwing beer into my cake batter, the cupcakes’ texture is fantastic: moist, but not dense. The Corona flavor comes through, but it is muted enough under the citrus. I may not have identified the beer if I didn’t bake these myself! The Bacardi Limon in the frosting compliments the cupcakes well and undercuts the sweetness of the buttercream.

This recipe is modified from Ellie Delancey’s Blue Moon Cupcakes. Enjoy!

Corona Cupcakes

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Is It 5 Yet? Happy Cinco de Mayo


Yay for holidays with little actual significance and much boozy celebrating!

If you’re still looking for ideas on how to celebrate Mexican St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget Britannia’s spicy/drunky jalapeno cucumber margarita.