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