(Used in this project: Bottle Labels, Hang Tags and Coasters in Magyar style.)

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, but with the weather here in Portland being so unpredictable, my friends and I didn’t want to take any chances…so we celebrated early this year! On the first warm sunny day, a buddy of mine decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a bbq and mexican feast. No Cinco de Mayo fiesta is complete without margaritas, that’s where I stepped up and brought him this unbelievably delicious homemade margarita mix! It’s easy, cheap and way better than any pre-made mix on the market and it was a huge hit!

Here’s What You Need:

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• 1 cup of lime juice or about 10 limes
• 3 cups of water
• 1 cup of sugar
• 1 tablespoon of coriander
• 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro

Step 1: Mix the water, lime juice, coriander, and cilantro in a pot. Bring to a slow boil.

Step 2: Stir in the sugar until it’s dissolved.

Step 3: Take off heat until cool and then strain into a bottle.

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That’s it! A shot or two of tequila, ice and your new margarita mix in a salt rimmed glass. A simple and delicious Cinco de Mayo drink and the best part is, you can have it anytime of the year!

Since I gave my mix to a friend, I decided to pour it into a glass bottle and add some festive labels and tags. I even got matching coasters to complete my fun Cinco de Mayo gift!

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James Luster is a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York. He's an actor, writer, professional donut maker, and lover of the finer things in life. Currently he's educating himself on the arts of brewing and mixology, and working on his new show set to premier next summer.


  1. I would say, if refrigerated it would probably last at least a month. I’m not sure about canning it, but the nice thing about this recipe is that it’s such a snap to make!

  2. Nancy, you’ll want to use whole coriander. You can put it in reusable tea bag, or throw it right in and strain it out later when you strain out the cilantro.

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