A Bolt of Blue
Spring meets Cinco de Mayo in this festive twist on the margarita
Last year my spouse and I celebrated Cinco de Mayo in our home sipping blueberry margaritas. We made nachos and toasted in a festive fashion. We created this recipe using the common margarita ingredients but incorporated a few additional elements to make it ours. They turned out delicious and after making a few rounds I thought it would be a good one to share with you.
We Americans sure like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but oddly enough the May 5 Mexican holiday isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico. Mistakenly thought to be the Mexican Independence day, Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is still celebrated in Puebla today and by Mexican-Americans north of the border. Do Americans recognize this holiday because the margaritas are so delicious? Probably. Though, truth be told, a good margarita is great way to celebrate any occasion.
With its proximity to the United States, Mexico’s berry farmers meet some of the North American demand for year-round premium blueberries. However, states such as Washington, Georgia, North Carolina and California provide the majority of our annual seasonal blueberries. And, remember, blueberries provide vitamin C and are a natural source of antioxidants.
Whatever occasion you are you are looking to celebrate with margaritas this spring, consider this unique and colorful recipe.