Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Home Happy Hour

Feel the rush of Cinco de Mayo but not quite moved to go to a bar. Plan a last minute Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour at your house quickly and easily.

Send a quick electronic email with the pertinent details (who, what, when, where) using red, white and green colors.

Order from your favorite Mexican restaurant at lunch and pick up on the way home from work. One additional stop at your local liquor store for the alcoholic drinks of your choice. (Optional- buy some crusting sugar or salt for your glass rims for a festive touch)

When you get home, cover a coffee table or kitchen table with a white or red tablecloth. Don't stress if you don't have either. Just clear the table completely of all clutter or items.

Break out your Margarita glasses and pitcher. Ok, we know you are going to really use a huge punch bowl, go ahead. :-) Use clear glasses of any style if you don't have Margarita glasses.

Unpack your food and place on solid colored white plates or platters, unless you have red or green. Use the same colored plates or platters for all the food. This creates a monochromatic, yet pulled together look.

Arrange the food for easy access and place buffet style on the table of your choice. Make sure napkins and utensils are easy to reach and see.

Get comfortable, change your clothes if you like and wait for your guests. Ta Da! Your done.

Suggested menu items for Cinco de Mayo include Quesadillas, Tacos, Tamales and Tequila!
Add salsa(green or red) and/or guacamole and chips, and Margaritas.
MARGARITA RECIPE (Increase for number of guests)
1.5 oz. Tequila
1 oz . Cointreau
1 oz.  Fresh lemon or lime juice
Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into chilled cocktail glass rimmed with crusted salt.
Contact us to help you plan your next party.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Lisa Elliott

1 comment:

  1. I haven't paid much attention to Cinco de Mayo over the years, except for recently when it gets me good deals at Qdoba, lol.

    This post gives me a good reason to try Margaritas though. I have been wanting to find out what they taste like.

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