Have Yourself an Idaho Margarita This Cinco de Mayo
This one comes with a little twist on a classic.
Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo? It's a holiday that many of us celebrate while raising a salt-rimmed glass and enjoying our favorite Mexican dishes. According to the History Channel, the holiday itself is a celebration of the Mexican army's victory over France in the Franco-Mexican War. It was the Battle of Puebla in 1862 on, you guessed it, May 5. To me, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of culture and heritage of the Mexican people. It's bright. It's colorful. It's tasty.
Now back to that salt-rimmed glass.
My favorite kind of margarita is simple. I like a skinny margarita with muddled jalapeno and Tajin around the rim. It's spicy and tart and delicious. And since not all margaritas are the same, nor are they equal in my opinion, I thought there has to be an "Idaho version" of this famous drink.
This year, maybe you enjoy a vodka margarita.
*record scratch* Now, I know what you're thinking, "what is a margarita without tequila?" Well, Tito's Vodka calls it a TitoRita and it's basically the same thing as a regular margarita, but it's made with vodka instead.
And it sounds delicious.
This recipe calls for Tito's vodka, orange liqueur, lemon and lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake it up and you're good to go. Plus, it's a way to celebrate Idaho at the same time since many varieties of vodka are made from... potatoes.