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Dive into a Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

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Some people are all tequila, all the time (and if you don't believe that, check out the National Tequila Examiner), while others are somewhat less dedicated. But when it comes to Cinco de Mayo, most agree that a good Margarita is a must.

Margaritas will be abundant for those heading out to one of the many Cinco de Mayo festivities - Southwest Boulevard, anyone? - but there's no need to feel deprived if you're staying closer to home. Try one of these 5 great Margaritas to liven up your fiesta.

If you prefer the classic Margarita, then the Best Margarita Recipe is for you. It's quick, it's simple, and delicious. Make sure you have plenty of fresh limes on hand. It's just not the same with bottled juice. And don't even think about getting out the Rose's.

Planning a party? Then it's time to make easy Margaritas for a crowd. It doesn't matter whether you prefer your drinks frozen or not, the recipe works well either way. It's not actually easier than the Best Margarita, but if you're serving a crowd, it's much more convenient to make them by the pitcher.

Did you succumb to the temptation to buy a flat of those delicious strawberries at the City Market last weekend? Then the Strawberry Margarita is the Margarita for you. Break out the blender!

There's one in every crowd - the one that insists on having a beer, no matter what the event. The Beer Margarita may be the answer. What's that, it sounds strange? It may not be a 'real' Margarita, but beer and lime are a favorite combination. Just ask anyone who has ever wedged a lime into their Corona.

You're looking for something a little more exotic, you say? Check out the Mango Margarita. It adds sweet mango nectar and orange juice for a tropical touch.

The small print disclaimer: The makers of many (but not all) of the products reviewed in Kansas City Cocktails have provided free samples to review. A free product will guarantee that it will get sampled. It does not guarantee a good review. If I say I liked it, I liked it.

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