Wine-A-Ritas for Cinco de Mayo

LIGHT WINE MARGARITA

It’s officially May! And the one day we love in May more than Mother’s Day is cinco de Mayo! We cannot believe the year is going by so fast. We can’t even begin to count the number of playdates this school year has brought.  In the past, we have done margarita recipes of all kinds for this holiday, and haven’t met a mom who has complained yet! So this year we decided to switch things up a bit in the margarita world. We created a wine margarita that is a light, refreshing version of it’s tequila counterpart. The sweet wine we chose, a Napa ValleyCentral Coast Reserve Riesling, pairs well with the citrus fruit in this recipe. The riesling brings in the acidity and lime flavors to the margarita along with some riper fruit aromatics traditionally added with Cointreau. We hope you enjoy! Coming soon a Mexi-themed snow cone recipe for the kids to enjoy while you sip your ‘ritas!

INGREDIENTS:

1. Lime wedges, to garnish
2. Salt, to garnish
3. 3 cups Central Coast Reserve Riesling
4. 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
5. 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
6. 3 cups ice

DIRECTIONS:

Place salt in a plastic bowl, wide enough to fit the rims of margarita glasses. Rub each rim of the margarita glasses with a lime wedge. Then dip each glass into the bowl of salt to coat the rims. Set glasses aside.
In a blender, combine wine, orange juice concentrate, lime juice, and ice in blender. Crush until smooth. Divide into 4 salt-rimmed glasses, and garnish with lime wedge. Serve immediately.

We would pair this with shrimp or fish tacos, or a vegan taco (radishes, avo, cabbage, and lime) for Cinco de Mayo!

Happy holidays!

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