This past weekend is going down in the record books as one of my favorite in history.
Well, in all of my 30 years, to be exact. :)
Since you only turn 30 once, and since I happen to be obsessed with Mexican food, I decided this year seemed like the perfect occasion to throw a big Cinco de Mayo birthday fiesta. It was a night of all of my favorites — my favorite family (including my sis and brother-in-law who surprised me by flying in from Chicago!), my favorite friends, my favorite food, my favorite drinks, and all of this took place in my favorite coffee shop. I was pretty much smiling from ear to ear all night. My friends and family blow me away with their awesomeness.
More stories and photos to come. But of the many highlights of the night, I’d have to say that the margarita machine and our tequila tasting turned out to be delicious fun. I was generously supplied by Casa Noble with 3 different kinds of organic tequila for the party so that we could host a tequila tasting. And my friends and family were more than happy to participate. We even Googled (and then posted signs with directions) for the fancy steps for exactly how to taste tequila, which resulted in endless amusement and some terrific photos. Such a great idea for a party!
Afterwards, we still had some tequila remaining, so yesterday I whipped up some fresh pineapple margaritas to celebrate. The super sweetness of the pineapple was absolutely perfect with the tart lime margaritas, and the good-quality tequila definitely made a difference. Can’t wait to make these again soon!
Stupid question – if you wanted these blended, would you just add ice to the blender?
That’s not a stupid question at all! But yes. :) We hope you enjoy these!
This sounds so incredibly refreshing and fun! It’s going to be hot here this weekend, so I’m going to have to make one for my Mother-in-Law and I to sip while out on the porch.
Thank you, Christine, and that sounds lovely! We hope you and your Mother-in-Law enjoy them!
Aloha from the Big Island! We are White Pineapple farmers and tried your recipe with our white pineapples, which are less acidic and sweeter (think cotton candy!) than yellow pineapple…and the fruit inside is white! I used half frozen spears and half fresh and used our farm-grown limes as well. They were delicious! Next time I will try this with whole fat coconut milk and Rum instead of Tequila and Cointreau for a version of a Piña Colada! Mahalo!
Great recipe for using fresh not frozen pineapple. Thx