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Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

margarita

What would any party be without some themed beverages? A couple of special drink recipes really take the festivities to the next level, so here are a couple of drink ideas!

Organic Margaritas

Makes 2 margaritas.

sea salt, for the rim of the glass

3 oz organic tequila
2 oz organic orange liqueur
juice from 1 large, organic lime
1/4c agave nectar

1 lime, sliced into wedges

Put the sea salt on a small plate. Before you mix your drink, spritz the glasses with a little bit of water, then put each glass upside down in the plate of salt to get a nice, salty rim.

For an up margarita: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all of your ingredients except for the lime slices and salt. Shake well, then use the strainer to pour your margaritas into the glasses. Garnish with lime.

Margarita on the rocks: Follow the same directions, but pour the drink over ice.

Blended margarita: Instead of putting ingredients into a cocktail shaker, toss it all into the blender and whizz until smooth.

Horchata

Horchata is a traditional rice drink that’s sweet and refreshing! You can find pre-made horchata, but if you’re feeling like going that extra mile, try whipping up your own at home.

1c uncooked white long-grain rice
5c water
1/2c rice or almond milk
2t vanilla extract
2t ground cinnamon
1/2 cup vegan sugar

In your blender or food processor, blend up the rice and water until the rice has a sandy consistency. Set the rice/water mixture aside to soak for 2-4 hours.

Using a cheesecloth or coffee filter, strain the rice mixture into a large pitcher and stir in the remaining ingredients. Chill until you’re ready to serve.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by ccharmon

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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3:41PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thanks!

12:33AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Thank you :)

5:09AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

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10:59PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Thanks.

4:44PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thanks for this.

6:01AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Hvala

6:51PM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

Yummy :-) Thank you!!

9:03AM PDT on May 11, 2012

Thank you

2:01PM PDT on May 5, 2012

Thanks for the recipes

2:49AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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