Watermelon Mint Margaritas - the most refreshing summer drink! Perfect for poolside parties, Cinco de Mayo, or just a Friday night!

I feel like I’ve been so behind on holidays this year. I didn’t post a single Mardi Gras recipe, I think I posted one for Easter, and I can’t name another holiday that’s passed to save my life.

It’s safe to say that if there were more, I definitely missed them.

But I will not miss Cinco de Mayo! We’re starting a couple weeks early so I can squeeze in all the margaritas and melted cheese I can come up with.

(I’ve also started planning for National S’mores Day. I may miss all the other holidays but you know I’ll be here for margaritas and s’mores.)

Watermelon Mint Margaritas - the most refreshing summer drink! Perfect for poolside parties, Cinco de Mayo, or just a Friday night!

I’ve been obsessed with watermelon for the last couple summers and it looks like it will be continuing this year since I couldn’t wait to share these Watermelon Mint Margaritas with you!

They’re really easy and yes, they start with fresh watermelon. No fake stuff here! You just need the watermelon and then you make a quick mint simple syrup, stir in some tequila and lime juice, and you’re done!

I bet they would be delicious next to a pool or on the beach or basically anywhere that it’s hot! And look how pretty they are!

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Happy almost Friday!

Guys, I registered the kids for school yesterday. Didn’t school just let out?

I’m not ready for it! I need another 3 months of sleeping in and not packing lunches and not avoiding phone calls from teachers.

Don’t judge me.

Yesterday I also ordered a bunch of pumpkin and other fall Wallflowers from Bath & Body Works.

So um.

I’d really like if we could just have fall without all the not fun stuff that comes along with fall.

Last weekend I came across Nicole’s Blackberry Margaritas on Pinterest and couldn’t stop thinking about them, despite the fact that it was 9 am.

I don’t even like blackberries.

But whatever, I needed those margaritas in my life. So I loaded all the kids up (because the husband was in the field = why I needed margaritas at 9 am) and went to the store for blackberries.

Just blackberries.

I didn’t even wander around HEB, gathering samples and looking for new products. And you know that’s one of my favorite hobbies. I was wasting no time.

These were everything I’d hoped for and more. So delicious, so pretty! I already want to make them again!

For the simple syrup, you can either buy it or make your own by heating 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.

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Happy Monday!

Tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo! It totally snuck up on me. And I know what you’re thinking.

How did I let the drinking holiday sneak up on me? 

I am ashamed of myself.

The important thing was that I did remember. Yesterday at the grocery store as I was walking past all the fruit nectars at the grocery store. 

Also, I was at H-E-B before the samples were out and shopping without tiny cups of wine was not much fun. 

Next week, we go after noon!

Anyway, my husband took the boys to see the new Avengers movie yesterday afternoon and left me alone to make and consume ALL THE MARGARITAS. 

I saw a mango margarita recipe recently that called for the mango nectar (in cans – usually in the Mexican food aisle) instead of fresh mango which is genius because A) mango is annoying to cut and B) if I buy the already cut mango, I’m eating it before it makes it into a margarita. 

So this version calls for that nectar, fresh lime juice, tequila, you know, the usual suspects. They were really, really, really good and went perfect with a Sunday afternoon Married at First Sight marathon. #obsessed

What are your Cinco de Mayo plans? I need ideas! 

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Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Today I bring you a Tequila Sunrise Margarita! 

Because depending on when you’re reading this, I may be channeling Dierks Bentley and getting drunk on a plane. 

Just kidding. I’m waaaaaay too uptight to do something like that but I’ll be wishing I was getting drunk on a plane. Because I hate flying. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. For the same reason I don’t like movie theaters. It’s too small a space with too many people I don’t know and too few exits.

BUT! I’m heading to California for a social media thing so I’m willing to do the whole plane thing. Because I’ve never been to California! And I’m super stoked about just being there. 

It’s been several years since I’ve had the chance to go away and I’ve never, ever spent a night away from the baby (who isn’t a baby). This trip just happened to be at a time when my husband could skip a few days of work which isn’t easy since, you know… Army. 

Also, my husband’s never kept all 3 kids longer than, like, a grocery trip. He asked me to board Penelope (#idiothusky) because he doesn’t think he can handle her, all the kids, and Clementine. As you can imagine, having your husband admit to not being able to handle 3 days of what you did for 9 months is pretty awesome. 

I’ve also been annoying my best friend with ridiculous TSA questions, as I do every time I fly since she works for an airline. I actually deleted a text before I sent it yesterday that said, “Can I bring bobby pins in my carry on? Because I’m pretty sure I could use a bobby pin as a weapon if I needed to.” 

The one about the hair straightener made it through though. (Sorry Megan!)

Follow me on Instagram to see all the Starbucks mugs I buy all my adventures! 

As far as this drink, I turned the prettiest cocktail ever into a margarita! Because you know I love a margarita! It’s delicious, so pretty, and my new fave! 

Tequila Sunrise Margarita

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Blood Orange Margarita

First margarita of the year is in the books!

Guys, I am officially ready for summer. For margaritas and pool days and ice cream cones. 

I even have a bikini in my Target.com shopping cart right now (because actual Target only had extra extra extra small sizes, of course). Which is ridiculous because it’s February 12. And also because I bought two bikinis last year and probably only wore each of them 5 times. 

(Truthfully, I bought 2 1/2 because the first bottom I bought was called a “cheekster” and it didn’t occur to me that actual cheek would be showing. And no ma’am, that is not happening. Still have it though. In case I ever magically become 20 again.) 

I have no need for a new bikini. But I waaaaaaant one so badly.

Anyway, margaritas! 

I always forget about blood oranges until someone mentions them and then finding blood oranges becomes my official life goal.

I finally found some at Trader Joe’s last weekend and then they just sat, untouched, in the fridge.

Okay, family, I guess I’ll make margaritas. You twisted my arm!

I love pretty much any margarita but I especially like any kind made with fresh oranges. And I just cannot get over how pretty the Blood Orange Margaritas are! 

These are absolutely perfect and the best thing about making margaritas at home is that you can control the sweetness and you can pile the salt on the rim of the glass if you want. And I want. 

Blood Orange Margarita

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