Happy Cinco de Mayo 2018! To celebrate I whipped up a delicious twist on the traditional margarita cocktail. Today's version features juicy strawberries and fragrant basil. One of my favorite flavor combos for a sweet and refreshing drink (alcoholic or not).

How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? When I was single (and younger), we had a massive group of friends that would go out to a Mexican restaurant and then go salsa dancing afterward.

Have you ever tried salsa dancing? If not, I highly recommend it. Grab some girlfriends and go. So fun.

In the recent years, you can find me in my kitchen cooking up a storm. See, Mexican food is one of my favorites. I'm pretty sure I survived off enchiladas when I was pregnant with my son. I would eat chicken enchiladas ever single day. Literally.

My freezer was stocked full of individually sized meals that I'd prep and freeze so I could enjoy my enchiladas fresh from the oven all week long. My husband still isn't a fan of them. Poor guy has already had a lifetime of enchiladas!

Hey, at least I cooked though, right?

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To accompany your spread this year, be sure to include these strawberry basil margaritas. They are super easy to whip up leaving you more time to play and entertain. Or relax, whichever you prefer.

To make this yummy cocktail, you combine strawberries, basil, water, sweetened lime juice tequila, and triple sec in a high powered blender. Then blend. You can serve these frozen or on the rocks. If you prefer frozen then add ice to your blender as well.

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10 strawberries

5 basil leaves

1 tablespoon sweetened lime juice

1 shot triple sec

1 shot tequila

3/4 cup water

Directions

Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Serve over ice to chill. If you prefer frozen add ice to your blender in lieu of serving the drink over ice. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass and enjoy!

Happy Sipping!

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Be sure to check out our Cilantro Lime Cooler as well. It's perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any Taco Tuesday! Need some recipe inspiration? These recipes are all fiesta-worthy!

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