Life in the Fat Lane – Cinco De Mayo 2016 Addition

Find the song that inspired the title here:  Cinco De Mayo in Memphis – Jimmy Buffett     I confess.  I am a Parrot Head.

We had a great time celebrating Cinco de Mayo at one of our favorite restaurants.  While we were there, I discovered what I want for Mother’s Day – a couple of copper cups to use when we make my favorite drink, the Mexican Mule.

If you’re interested, here’s a recipe:

You’ll need Espolon Tequila blanco, fresh squeezed lime, agave nectar, chopped ice and ginger beer  And, of course, you’ll need to put the mixture in cooled cooper cups.

Ingredients for 1 cocktail

1.5 ounces Espolon tequila blanco
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (this is about 1/2 of a lime)
1/2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
6-8 ounces Gosling Stormy ginger beer

optional garnishes: lime, mint, jalapeno (muddled), and/or crystalized ginger


Jalapeno option:  Place a couple of slices of jalapeno in the bottom of shaker, add lime juice and muddle. Pour in tequila. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.  Strain into the copper cup filled with ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge, jalapeno, mint and/or piece of crystalized ginger.

Shirt is Onque Woman from Stein Mart.  Leggings from G Stage Love.

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