These frozen melon-margarita pops are tangy hand-held treats that make you feel grown-up and kidlike at the same time. Dip juicy pieces of melons in margarita mix, perch on wooden sticks, and freeze until icy. For a zingy combo of cool and hot, nibble peppery nasturtiums between bites.
All kinds of cocktails perk up when herbs are added to the mix. The key to extracting the herbs' flavors and fragrant oils is muddling -- done with a traditional bar tool (that's similar to a mortar and pestle but gentler on delicate leaves) or the end of a wooden spoon.Try these cocktails:Mint-Ginger CaipiroskaCilantro NegroniBasil French 75
Purists may disdain frozen margaritas, but purists don't have the upper hand in San Antonio. This version keeps it simple, with fresh lime juice, tequila, sugar, and lots of ice blended into a frosty mass and served in a salt-rimmed glass.
May ushers in the sign of the bull, as well as Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. This bold drink plays on that fiery spirit with two of Mexico's signature flavors, tequila and lime.