As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo this week, we can’t forget the deliciousness of the traditional margaritas.   But this week, my gal-pal, Sandy Williams and I decided to switch it up a bit and create a sweet and spicy taste of tradition by adding passion fruit instead of the lime mixture.  Now, it has become a go-to in this house.  You’re gonna love it – and – you’re gonna need a pitcher (not just a cocktail shaker)!  The dehydrated limes makes it REALLY pretty and impressive to your friends.  Give it a try!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Unconditionally Her Passion Fruit Margaritas 



2 cups Tequila

1 cup Grand Marnier (or Cointreau/Triple Sec)

3/4 cup Freshly squeezed lime juice. (Save a couple of limes for your glass rims.)

1 cup Passion Fruit Puree

3/4 cup simple syrup

Crushed ice

Dehydrated limes*



Combine ingredients in a pitcher at least two hours before serving.  Before serving, coat your glass rims with leftover limes and rim with your Spicy/Sweet Rim mixture.  Stir the pitcher mixture well and pour over crushed ice in a the rimmed glass.



Spicy/Sweet Rim

1/8c Tajin (available at your local store in the International section)

1/8c Sugar

1/8c Margarita Salt



Dehydrated Limes


Take two limes and slice thinly.  Preheat an oven to 225 degrees F. Place a rack over a baking sheet and arrange the lime slices on top and then put tray in the oven for 4 hours or so, until the slices are dark in color and very dry. Cool to room temperature before using and store in an airtight container.