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Fresh Citrus Daiquiri for Cinco de Mayo

Fresh Citrus Daiquiri

Fresh Citrus Daiquiri

Daiquiris a plenty for Cinco de Mayo! Colorful daiquiris dance in my head… Banana. Lime. Peach. Orange. Pineapple. Coconut. The flavor possibilities are endless for these frosty, slushy, swirled beverages of fruity goodness. And yes, kids can get in on the action – because a virgin daiquiri is delicious – it’s really just an extra frosty smoothie. And we’ll serve up none of those fluorescent-colored, high fructose sweetened daiquiris here. No sir. All fresh fruit, all natural. For moms and dads – that nice shot of tequila will surely start a fiesta…

daiquiri for a fiesta

daiquiri for a fiesta

Hungry? See my complete Mexican Fiesta menu here – lotsa healthy-delicious Mexican recipes. Red rice, salsa verde, smothered burritos, fiesta slaw, plantains, cheesey quesadillas and more..

Daiquiri Inspired. I was staring at my bowl of Valencia juicing oranges and wanted to try a freshly squeezed juice daiquiri with them.

The flavors of this daiquiri are light and fresh – creamy and smooth. The lime-scented undertones accent the light sweet orange flavors perfectly. A scoop of frozen pineapple adds the perfect hint of zing.

Frozen Drink Tip!
Instead of plain water ice cubes, try freezing juice into cubes for extra flavor. Or you can even freeze coconut water ice cubes for a subtle tropical flavor – and plenty of healthy electrolytes.

The best part about creating a daiquiri is that there are really no rules! You can use a wide variety of juices and fresh fruits – frozen too. Guava. Banana. Kiwi. Pineapple. Apple. Watermelon. Papaya. Coconut. Strawberry. Blueberry. Lime. Grapefruit. And on and on.. Blend up your craving. The only rule: no “margarita mix” allowed.

Fresh Orange Banana Lime Daiquiri
serves two

1 c fresh squeezed orange juice
2 ripe bananas, frozen preferred
2 limes, squeezed
1/2 cup frozen peaches OR mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
3/4 cup ice (or use juice ice cubes for even more flavor)
pinch salt
2 tsp agave syrup (opt’l)
3 shots gold tequila (to make virgin, sub with more fruit juice)

Directions: Blend. Pour. Salt glass rims (optional) serve with a lime-slice garnish.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

fiesta

Fiesta!

daiquiri

Daiquiri

For a more flavorful fiesta, try out these Salsa Recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

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