Margarita Adventure Round Up!

My friends love their drinks... especially when I'm hosting my monthly TGIFriday Happy Hours! This month we celebrated all things Mexican with margaritas and their delicious cuisine. For the event, I provided a margarita bar. Actually, it was more like a margarita room because there was so many things involved to create it that it took up a whole room.

For my margarita bar, I provided the following for my guests to have free reign to experiment and whip up some custom margaritas. Everyone had so much fun creating some fun margarita flavors!

Blender, Shakers, ice
Liquors: 2 kinds of tequila, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, Papaya liquor, Bacardi rum
Juices/nectars: pineapple juice, mixed berry puree, pear nectar, mango nectar, peach mango juice, sweet & sour mix, sweetened lime juice
Wines: red & white
Beers: Corona, Malt Goya
Sodas: misc assortment
Condiments: rimming salt, rimming sugar, limes To pair with our margaritas, we feasted on a fabulous spread of Mexican inspired fare. Here are pictures of the event and unfortunately, not everything was pictured: And to end our event with a bang, our friend John brought a special treat... a pinata! It was a blast to give the ol' pinata a whack after a long week. It was seriously the pinata that would not break open. Here are pics of our pinata whacking...

Lisa of Lime in the Coconut
Firecracker Shrimp & Fiesta Peppers
Lisa joins us to share 2 fabulous Mexican inspired recipes for Firecracker Shrimp & Fiesta Peppers! Both look wonderul and so colorful. Check out her blog for the recipes and learn where she found them!


  1. You guys really know how to have a good time. This party looks like a blast!

  2. Everything looks great! Your pinata whacking reminded me of the time in grade school when I had a pinata for my b-day party and my dad had to use a saw to open the stubborn thing up! : )

  3. How fun! I love a good Mexican Spread. My husband recently told me he's never experienced a Pinata... isn't that sad? I wouldn't be the same without my childhood pinata experiences :)

  4. This looks like so much fun, and what a great spread!

  5. Sounds like a blast! The food looks great!~

  6. What a fiesta! How fantastico!

    That flan looks to die for- yum.

  7. I stumbled here by blog hopping and am amaze to see that range of scones!! What a fab party it must have been!

  8. All the food, drinks, pinatas etc looked like so much fun. Why don't I live in Chicago??? :)

  9. Hi Joelen. I love the margarita bar/mexican night that you had. I live in Chicago too and would love to come to and/or host a food party! I just started my blog (6 days ago) and am pretty new in Chicago and don't know very many people in the blogoshere or the city. Just thought it would be fun to make a new friend and I've been known to throw a good food and drink party or two in my day. Good luck with your sight.

  10. it's been ages since i've hit a pinata! how fun! all the food looks great, too, as usual