The border grill's cinco de mayo splash!

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
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1 teaspoon salt or to taste freshly ground pepper
1 lime, cut into 5 slices margarita or kosher salt
2 ounces anejo tequila 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as

Puree strawberries in blender; place puree in large punch bowl.

Strain, if desired, to remove seeds. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in lemonade concentrate. Add mixture to punch bowl. Add cranberry cocktail and cold water. Slowly add ginger ale.

It's May 5, it's a Friday night, and so why not join our neighbors to the South in celebrating independence? We're going to make this easy on you. Make the best guacamole by mixing the following ingredients: 3 ripe Haas avocados, peeled and mashed 1 small red onion, peeled and diced 1-2 jalapenos, chopped finely (seeds optional) 1-2 bunches cilantro leaves, washed, dried and roughly chopped 2 limes, juiced salt and freshly ground pepper

And whip up a sensational, easy salsa by blending: 4 ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and chopped roughly 2 serrano chiles, chopped, seeds optional

½ small onion, chopped juice of 1 lime Have on hand your favorite chips and a few old Los Lobos CD's. Begin enjoying the above while you mix these delightful margaritas: (Serves 1)

Triple Sec 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ coffee cup ice cubes

Arrange 3 lime slices on a small plate and cover another plate with the salt to a depth of ¼ inch. Place a martini glass upside down on the limes and press and turn to dampen. Then dip in the salt to coat the rim.

Combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lemon juice and ice in a blender.

Blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into the prepared glass, garnish with the remaining lime slices and serve.

Note:

To make 8 margaritas, mix 2 cups tequila, 1 cup Triple Sec and ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice. Prepare in 3 batches; shake or blend a third of the mix with about 1 coffee cup ice for each batch.

Editor's note: The Border Grill is Milliken's & Feniger's wildly wonderful restaurant that celebrates the flavors of Mexico. Located at 1445 4th Street in Santa Monica, CA, many of the recipes that have made this restaurant so popular appear in the owners' latest book Mesa Mexicana. For those living in the Los Angeles area, tune into Mary Sue & Susan's new hit show "Good Food" on KCRW (89.9 FM), Fridays at 2:00pm.

Recipe By : by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger From: Date:

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