Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Ready to party this weekend? Make these Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo. #recipe

Cinco de Mayo is a huge cultural phenomenon in the United States.

It’s more of a minor holiday in Mexico, but it’s taken the US by storm – celebrating Mexican cultural heritage. People celebrate with parades, parties, mariachi music, and traditional Mexican foods. I’ve been lucky to be a part of a few Cinco de Mayo celebrations in my day! That’s why I love my margarita cupcakes. You can make margarita cupcakes with tequila, but you can also make them without. My margarita cupcake recipe gives you the option, but it’s not needed for celebrating!

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

But aren’t they gorgeous? Now you know to celebrate May 4th with lightsaber cookies, and May 5th with margarita cupcakes with tequila, or without! And with our PRIDE parade being on the same day, I’m thinking something rainbow too. Enjoy!

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients:

1 box cake mix + all the ingredients to make it
Two limes
2-3 tbsp tequila (optional)
2 sticks butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1.5 tbsp milk
Green sprinkles, poured in a small bowl

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Instructions:

1 – Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2 – Start by preparing your cake mix according to the box’s directions. Grate one of your limes and fold the rinds into your batter.

3 – Scoop your cupcake batter into each section of your muffin pan, filling it about 2/3 of the way. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until fully baked (if you poke a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean, they’re done).

4 – Allow to cool on a rack and start your buttercream frosting: using a stand mixer, on medium speed, beat butter and sugar and slowly add milk. Add more sugar and/or milk to achieve your desired buttercream consistency (we like ours a little bit stiff for decorating purposes). Squeeze in the juice of one lime into your frosting and fold.

5 – Once your cupcakes have cooled, brush a splash of tequila on the top of each one (optional).

6 – Using a piping bag, pipe large dollops of buttercream frosting onto each cupcake. Top off with green sprinkles.

7 – Slice your limes and use it as a cupcake topper. Enjoy, and happy Cinco de Mayo!

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

What are you celebrating this weekend?

Ready to party this weekend? Make these Margarita Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo. #recipe

Gorgeous Orange Slush Drink For Easter Brunch

This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Think about your perfect Easter brunch.

I have the biggest weakness EVER for this time of year, and it rivals even the pumpkin coffee, velvety flannel shirts, wood-burning, leaf pile-jumping bliss of a New England autumn. Spring? That’s what we wait all year to enjoy. It’s rainbow marshmallows, chocolate rabbits, white linen, baby bonnets, spring dresses, and more. My mom has historically made it special, with her antique bunnies, her love for marshmallow chickens, and her farmhouse kitchen table – often inhabiting 10-20 party guests. The pastel linens come out, the brunch casseroles are served, and there’s a gorgeous pitcher full of brunchy beverage goodness. It’s like a cold, drinkable orange creamsicle with just a little party fizz. You will LOVE it for brunch.

When I think about March, April, and even May, my mouth waters for chocolate eggs, baked hams, and my orange slush drink. It’s festive, zesty, sweet, refreshing, and perfectly pretty for your Easter brunch spread as well. You can also serve it for any Easter meal – you don’t have to limit it for brunch. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the in-betweens count too. I think my mom even served it with Easter dessert once! That was actually really special. Enjoy this versatile drink all spring.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t confess that we have it for Christmas too. See what I mean about versatile!

Gorgeous Orange Slush Drink For Easter Brunch:

Ingredients:
2 cups ice
1 cup white milk
2 cups Simply Orange® Juice
1/2 cups Sprite® (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons white sugar
Sliced oranges or clementines for serving

Directions:Place ice, milk, orange juice, vanilla, Sprite® and sugar into a blender. Blend well until mixture is smooth and slushy. Immediately pour into cups and serve with a fun straw and slice of orange on the rim of the glass.

Makes 3, 16 oz glasses

It’s delicious! Fizzy and festive. Coca-Cola beverages and Sam’s Club help to make the perfect Easter meal. You can shop at Sam’s Club for all drink ingredients. Some of our favorites are Simply Orange®, Simply Lemonade®, smartwater®, vitaminwater®, Gold Peak® Tea and Sprite®. For a non-fizzy drink, you can skip the Sprite®, and make sure your Simply Orange® takes center stage. Either way is delicious! It’s not too soon to think about your perfect Easter meal.

Sam’s Club is my place to go for holiday shopping. I take Des with me and usually go on a weeknight. When I know I need Coca-Cola products in bulk, for serving many party guests, there’s just nowhere else to go for that great value and selection. You can also make a nice beverage bar with all of their products, in addition to making a few pitchers of this orange and yummy goodness. That way you’re covering all your guests’ beverage needs – from children to adults.

What’s your favorite drink for Easter brunch?