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Am having a Mexican fiesta to cheer up February-How do I make margaritas?? and in fact anyother recommended Tequila cocktails please

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DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 19:01:56

Will be wearing sombrero and bottles of tequila
Will be doing shots, but need some longer drinks? Any ideas
And yes, easiest and tastiest way to make margaritas in bulk
Thanks so much

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 19:36:54

vomit {what all my guests might be doing}

Snorbs Wed 05-Jan-11 19:44:58

I've had good results with a simple margarita recipe that was two parts tequila, one part cointreau, and one part lime juice. Lime juice can be a bit tricky to find in the average supermarket but I've found it in health food shops.

If you want 'frozen' margaritas - ie, the ones that are like alcoholic slush puppies - then you'll need a blender to crunch up the ice. But I prefer them with just ice cubes and a bit of salt around the rim of the glass.

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 19:47:27

Thankyou, was wondering what to do about the slush
I think I had problems with lime juice before when making mojitos perhaps
I had to use lime juice cordial blush
Health food shop good tip

TrillianAstra Wed 05-Jan-11 19:54:07

My Tesco has lime juice in the baking aisle.

You can use any orange spirit if you're not fussy- triple sec sometimes cheaper than cointreau.

Full-on margaritas can be pretty strong, frozen ones with crushed ice are good, or adding cranberry juice is nice too.

What will you be cooking?

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 19:59:27

Am doing more nibbles than full on meal
Was planning on corn chips with things on a la Nigella
Cheese nachos
Some dips
Any suggestions on the food front?
All gratefully accepted

sailorsgal Wed 05-Jan-11 21:13:33

Nigella's salsa dip in her new book is fab and very easy to make. It has red peppers and chilli rarther than tomatoes. if you need the recipe let me know.

What about daquiris? Strawberry or melon.

BitOfFun Wed 05-Jan-11 21:16:37

Just make it very clear to your guests what exactly the dress code is, so that they don't show up in a bikini and grass skirt to the February Hawiaan-themed party I was invited to, while everybody else sported a token hair flower. That Is All I'm Saying.

Snorbs Wed 05-Jan-11 21:26:09

Quesadillas are yummy and easy to make. Put a soft tortilla in a dry frying pan and then spread some grated cheddar, mozzarella, salsa and guacamole on it followed by another tortilla. You can also add ham, chorizo, olives etc. Cook it until the tortilla is browned on the bottom then flip it over and cook the other side until that's browned and the cheese is nicely melted. Serve it sliced like a pizza.

Snorbs Wed 05-Jan-11 21:27:41

Another thought - although they're more cuban than mexican, you could do mojitos. Rum, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar and sparkling water. Very nice.

geordieminx Wed 05-Jan-11 21:29:10

Nachos, chilli, potato skins, quesadilla, lime cheesecake chicken wings,

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 21:50:32

Great suggestions
DH is growing a moustache
And am preparing to turn up the heating if anyone turns up in a bikini grin

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 05-Jan-11 21:55:01

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geordieminx Wed 05-Jan-11 21:59:33

You can buy sombrero's and kaftan type things on ebay

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 22:02:37

Have been looking on ebay grin
Am getting excited
Will download 'tequila' from itunes

Kbear Wed 05-Jan-11 22:04:47

I bloody LOVE margaritas... invite me.

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 22:07:38

It's going to be the business

I might even buy some chilli fairy lights

sassythefirst Wed 05-Jan-11 22:08:01

You will do a pinata won't you?? please? A proper one with bashing, none of this pull on ribbons rubbish

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 22:18:06

oh yes, a pinata
What shall i put in though for adults?
[have always wanted to have proper bash, and can picture an alcohol fuelled frenzy]

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 05-Jan-11 22:22:39

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DarrellRivers Wed 05-Jan-11 22:24:36

Can't really think of anything else except sweets
Or chillis perhaps

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And repeat

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 05-Jan-11 22:32:54

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TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 05-Jan-11 22:34:24

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geordieminx Wed 05-Jan-11 22:55:43

Tequllia it makes me happy grin

You all need to wear false moustaches too!!

DarrellRivers Thu 06-Jan-11 09:21:49

Have purchased moustaches and sombreros and margarita glasses

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