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Nacho Average Holiday

Nacho Average Holiday

We are getting ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend and we are so excited! In this blog, we will explore some of the history of the holiday, the colorful influences, and our FAVORITE margarita recipe (it's only fitting)!

A little history on the holiday! Despite being a Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo has become immensely popular in the United States. Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day, but instead marks the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexican Army achieved an unlikely victory against the French forces. It is now widely celebrated in commemoration of Mexican heritage and culture. 

The holiday is recognizable by its distinct and bright primary color palette. The colors of the Mexican flag make up the base colors of red, green, white and black. Bold teals, blues, purples, yellows, and oranges have since joined the lineup to round out the most distinct colors of Cinco de Mayo. How does this relate to Ruthie Grace, you may be asking?

We have put together a collection of bright and fun pieces that we believe embody and celebrate the spirit of the holiday! 

You can shop the Cinco de Mayo inspired collection here!

Now, our ode to the holiday in a form appreciated by most Americans, a MARGARITA recipe! A tried, true, and loved recipe is listed below - we hope you try them out for yourselves!

Margarita Recipe:

3 Simple Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ ounces of tequila
  2. 1 ounce cointreau or triple sec
  3. ¾ ounce of lime juice

3 Simple Steps:

  1. Rim the glass with salt. A classic margarita has salt on the rim. Why? The salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink!
  2. Shake in a cocktail shaker. Add tequila, cointreau and lime juice to the cocktail shaker and shake together with a handful of ice cubes.
  3. Strain into a glass and add ice. Strain the drink into a glass and add ice. What kind of glass to use for the best margarita? A margarita drink is often served in a lowball or Old Fashioned glass! 
        1. How to make a perfect salt rim 
          1. Spread your salt on a plate in an even layer.
          2. Cut a notch in the middle of a lime wedge, then slide it around the rim of the glass.
          3. To rim the glass, you’ll want the salt on the outside of the glass only, not the inside where it can fall into the drink. To do this, tilt the glass as you roll it around in the salt, so that only the outside edge goes into the salt.

      Need a big pitcher of margs for a crowd? Try these measurements instead!

      1 ½ cups of tequila 
      1 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec 
      ¾ Cup Lime Juice 
      3 Handfuls Ice 


      We hope that you found this post fun & refreshing and look forward to our local ladies joining us on Friday, May 5th for HAPPY HOUR! When you come shop from 4-6 pm, receive your own complimentary margaritas while you shop 20% off the store for two hours only!

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