LUXE GAL: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In Style!

By   |   May 4, 2013   |   Entertainment, Food Fashion Style

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo on May 5, here are some ways to get in the spirit!

To make the perfect margarita, use three essential ingredients: Cointreau, tequila and lime juice! As the creator of the margarita, Margarita Sames always said, ΓÇ£A margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt!ΓÇ¥ CointreauΓÇÖs orange zest delivers a rich sweetness to the margarita, without compromising its bitter and salty taste.

Try this recipe: Mexican Avocado Margarita

1 fully ripened avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and chopped
2/3 cup sweet-and-sour margarita mix
1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup Cointreau
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

In a blender, process avocado, margarita mix, tequila, liqueur and lime juice. Cover and process until smooth. Add 3 cups ice cubes. Process until almost smooth; do not overblend. Serve in glasses rimmed with salt or chili-lime salt if desired; garnish with thin slices of avocado. Makes six drinks, about 5 cups.

If you want to eat like a rock star, visit┬á one of our favorite spots in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood serving Mexican fare: El Cid — party while you dine and drink (the roof terrace is airy and fantastic!); Crema for classic Mexican fare; or Suenos. FYI, their mouthwatering brunch menu makes its debut this weekend!

In case you over-indulge, load up on Mercy, the caffeine-free, non-alcoholic drink packed with vitamins and amino acids that help fortify your body against the damage caused by alcohol. Enjoy one can for every three to five drinks so you can wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized the morning after your celebrations. Mercy retails for $14 for a four pack and $33 for a case.

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