Cinco de Mayo, Margaritas, and Sauza® Tequila Oh My

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Entertaining and celebrating are two of my favorite things to do. I was so excited to be able to combine them by celebrating the fact that I successfully defended my Ph.D. Dissertation (finally) and thanks to Sauza® Tequila, pull together a “fiesta-worthy” celebration complete with luxury Mexican-inspired serving pieces, Tacos, Nachos, and of course, some smooth tasting tequila!

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila
When I entertain, I go all out because for me it’s all about making memories that you can look back on and smile. It’s weird because I’m a Fauxtrovert (fake extrovert) and usually choose to sit on my couch as opposed to going out, but when I have friends over to my place, I don’t want them to think of being anywhere else. As this was a Cinco De Mayo inspired gathering, I decided to channel a luxury Mexican resort since our weather hasn’t made up its mind as to exactly what the temperature should be in our area. There’s nothing more exciting than feeling like you’re being swept away to somewhere exotic and feeling a little bourgeoise, so I thought the gold-rimmed glasses were the perfect touch. Surprisingly, while my decor got a few ooh’s and aah’s it was actually what was in those gold rimmed glasses that stole the show!  The cocktail of the night was a classic Margarita which I decided to serve pitcher style instead of making them individually. One of the best things about serving pitcher-style margaritas is that it makes things super easy on the host allowing me to mingle, eat, and enjoy myself as well.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

For my Margarita’s I used the Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila that’s made with 100 percent blue weber agave at the renowned Sauza Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. Sauza® Tequila is so smooth tasting and paired extremely well with all the Mexican-inspired eats. This particular tequila has slightly sweet yet clean taste which I for one enjoyed. The recipe for the pitcher style Margarita’s is pretty simple. Just use your favorite Margarita mix, or if you’re feeling fancy make your own, and add the tequila to taste. Of course, don’t forget the salt rim!  As a host, the only thing I had to do was make sure the pitcher never ran empty and that the guest was getting enough to eat. It was the perfect gathering, and the food was pretty good (pats self on the back).

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Sauza Tequila

We ate, laughed, talked, and sipped the night away, responsibly of course. If you’re throwing a Cinco De Mayo party or going to one, do yourself a favor and make sure you use or bring Sauza® Tequila, specifically the Signature Blue. Your guest and friends will love you for it. If you’re looking for cocktail recipes check out the Sauza® Tequila website where there are several to choose,

No matter how you plan to celebrate the Cinco De Mayo holiday make sure, you do it responsibly.

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  1. Melanie
    April 27, 2017 / 10:19 am

    I can’t believe that it is almost May! It definitely looks like you are ready for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. I hope that you have a fabulous Cinco de Mayo full of friendship!

  2. Stephanie Jeannot
    April 27, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I love margaritas. I usually salt my rim. Do you? They are so good. This is my favorite summer drink.

  3. Ali Rost
    April 27, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    At our house we’re always entertaining as well. I’m not much of a Tequila drinker .. but I’m sure my husband would like this one. All of the drinks look super refreshing and the party ideas are a lot of fun!

  4. April 27, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I don’t drink a lot of alcohol, but I’d be all about those chips. I would be ALL about those nachos. We’ll probably have some for Cinco de Mayo!

  5. April 27, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Wow you know how to host a party! Everything looks so good! The nacho dish seems so delicious. I don’t drink but love how you decorated the glasses for the margarita!

  6. April 27, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I also go all out when I entertain. It’s all about making the guests feel special and welcome in my home. In fact, I host a lot of gatherings for family and friends during spring and summer. It’s one of my favorite times ofthe year for that reason alone!

  7. April 27, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. I am a huge entertainer and seriously I am going to make these nachos and the margaritas. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to entertain.

  8. Mars
    April 28, 2017 / 4:22 am

    Great photos. I love tequilas too and I want to try this one. Congratulations for your dessertation. That is worth celebrating.

  9. May 1, 2017 / 2:32 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love the color and its definitely festive. Cheers and I cant wait for Cinco!

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