Great Taco and Margarita Recipes for the 4th of July Weekend

June 26, 2023
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Independence Day is synonymous with grilling, fireworks, and gathering with friends and family. To make your 4th of July weekend even more exciting, let’s bring in a festive twist with some delicious taco and margarita recipes!


  1. Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos
    • 1 lb chicken breasts
    • 1 cup BBQ sauce
    • 1 cup shredded lettuce
    • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup diced red onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 8 small corn tortillas
    • Blue corn chips (for garnish)

• Preheat your grill on medium-high heat.
• Grill chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
• Brush the chicken with BBQ sauce and grill for an additional 2 minutes on each side.
• Slice the chicken and set aside.
• Warm the tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side.
• Assemble the tacos by adding lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro to each tortilla.
• Crumble blue corn chips on top for an added patriotic touch.

  1. Taco Salad
    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 packet taco seasoning
    • 2 cups mixed greens
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
    • 1/2 cup blue corn tortilla chips
    • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • Sour cream and salsa for serving

• In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat.
• Stir in taco seasoning and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
• In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.
• Top with seasoned ground beef and blue corn tortilla chips.
• Serve with sour cream and salsa.


  1. Classic Margarita
    • 2 oz Tequila
    • 1 oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
    • 1/2 oz Triple sec
    • Ice cubes
    • Lime wheel and salt for garnish

• Rim the edge of a glass with a lime wedge and then dip into salt.
• In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and ice. Shake well.
• Strain into the glass over fresh ice.
• Garnish with a lime wheel.

  1. Berry Margarita
    • 2 oz Tequila
    • 1 oz Lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz Triple sec
    • 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries and raspberries)
    • Ice cubes
    • Lemon wheel and sugar for garnish

• In a blender, combine tequila, lemon juice, triple sec, mixed berries, and ice. Blend until smooth.
• Rim the edge of a glass with a lemon wedge and then dip into sugar.
• Pour the blended mixture into the glass.
• Garnish with a lemon wheel and a few berries on top.

Now you’re set to enjoy your 4th of July weekend with an explosion of flavors! These taco and margarita recipes are not only scrumptious but also add a festive touch to your celebrations. So, gather your loved ones, fire up the grill, and raise a glass to freedom and delicious food! Cheers!

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