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  • Margaritas: Everything There is to Love

  • Recipes, videos, festivals and music celebrating the preferred beverage of Cinco de Mayo—margaritas.
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  • Cinco de Mayo, though hardly a holiday in Mexico outside of the small city of Puebla, gets Americans thoroughly jazzed up. And with the thirst-quenching and always-a-good-time margarita being the signature sip, it's no surprise why. To cull our own ravenous marg cravings and prove that this drink is in a category of its own, we combed the web and our Relish database to come up with a list of all the reasons why margaritas are the best—all of the time. You Can Do Them Up in Every Which Way...

    How to Make a Grilled Margarita

    Last summer we got a little overzealous with our margarita adoration and got creative with grilled margaritas and strawberry margarita popsicles. Both are boozy and best served from your kitchen or patio on a warm day—preferably when it's sunny enough to need sunscreen. Because Bloggers Get Crazy Creative with Margarita Flavors… [caption id="attachment_329801" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Half Baked Harvest Half Baked Harvest[/caption]

    Okay, so the above variation from Half Baked Harvest isn't served in a glass, but Tieghan's BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeno Margarita Salsa IS a mighty beautiful ode to margaritas' finer points (tequila).

    Here are some more blogger margarita recipes we are particularly taken with at the moment, some edible and others sippable. If you're watching your waistline, our friends at Spry Living have a pretty fantastic roundup of Skinny Margaritas.

    Edibles: [caption id="attachment_329802" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Boozy Margarita Lime Cake Pastry Affair[/caption]

    Boozy Margarita Lime Cake by Pastry Affair

    Margarita Salad by Edible Perspective

    Mango Margarita Ice Cream by Sweet Life

    Sippables: [caption id="attachment_329803" align="aligncenter" width="493"]rhubarb margarita A Thousand Threads[/caption]

    Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas by 1000 Threads Blog

    Spicy Strawberry Margaritas by The Effortless Chic

    St. Germain Margarita by Freutcake

    Cajun Margaritas by Tide and Thyme Country Music Wouldn't Be the Same Without a Little Tequila... [caption id="attachment_329804" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Jimmy Buffet Vegas News[/caption]

    Beyond old dirt roads, pickup trucks and beautiful women, it's hard not to notice another quite obvious trend in the country genre…you got it, margaritas. And a boatload of tequila. Here is just a mere sampling of margarita tunes—perfect for when you're blending and mixing margaritas on the 5th.

    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

    Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off by Joe Nichols

    Senorita Margarita Tim McGraw (So this tune is admittedly about a woman named Margarita, but we prefer to visualize the cocktail)

    You and Tequila by Kenny Chesney

    Jose Cuervo by Shelly West (ladies like tequila too) Neither Would Movies… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ihb6FLSh64]

    From Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman dancing with midnight margaritas in Practical Magic to Pee Wee Herman's celebratory dance to Tequlia in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, it's quite evident that margaritas and their chief additive have aided some classic movie scenes.

    Even Cool Mom from Mean Girls had margs at the ready... [protected-iframe id="2e5b731653541c1a2362d835044f9a7a-41469640-40935346" info="https://giphy.com/embed/hW2gupT7ELj9u?playOnHover=true" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"] People Will Come Out in Droves For Them... [caption id="attachment_329805" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Tampa Bay Margarita Festival Tampa Bay Margarita Festival[/caption]

    Margaritas love company—a fact made evident by the festival circuit. Festivals are popping up all across the country featuring tequila tastings, music and top eats from each respective community. For notable festivals this year, see the list below:

    05/16/14 Nashville Scene Margarita Festival

    05/24/14 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

    05/25/14 Dallas Margarita Meltdown

    08/08-09/14 Mammoth Margarita Festival in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    09/13-14/14 Avocado and Margarita Festival in Marro Bay California

    10/05/14 Houston Margarita Fest

    Need a little grub to go with that margarita you're undoubtedly craving? See the articles and recipes below... This article originally appeared as on Relish

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