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Happy Cinco de Mayo Breezles,

  Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Whether you are hanging at home with a couple friends or you are throwing a full on fiesta, a fun margarita recipe is a must.  Below is an easy recipe with a perfect amount of sweet and spice.

How do you like your margarita?

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Ingredients for two margaritas:

6 oz tequila

4 oz lime juice

1 cup ice cubes

1 cup fresh raspberries

2 oz sparkling water

2 oz jalapeno syrup

    1 cup water

    1 cup sugar

    1 jalapeno

Method for jalapeno syrup:

Slice a jalapeno in half

Heat the water and sugar over medium heat until the water is dissolved

Add the sliced jalapeno, bring it to a simmer, turn heat to low and cook on low heat for 15 minutes

Remove from heat and let it steep for 20 minutes

Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and store in the refrigerator until serving

Method for non blended margarita:

Muddle raspberries

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice

Add tequila, lime juice, sparkling water and jalapeno syrup

Cover and shake for about 30 seconds

Strain into a glass

Add muddled raspberries and enjoy

Method for blended margarita:

Place tequila, lime juice, raspberries, sparkling water and jalapeno syrup into a blender

Blend until smooth

Add ice, push it to the bottom and blend until smooth

Pour into a glass and enjoy

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