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Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today, I’m sharing two easy recipes perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I’m going to my favorite Mexican restaurant tonight to celebrate but plan on serving a cocktail and appetizer at home before we go.

A brief history of Cinco de Mayo: While the popularity of eating Mexican food on the 5th day of May is well-documented, I wasn’t familiar with the history behind this tradition. I consulted Google and found that Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s viewed as a minor holiday in Mexico but has evolved in America into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

Source: History

When I was 11, I went on a mission to create the perfect guacamole recipe. Twelve years later, my family is still making it. Bragging here, but it’s good. This recipe serves 4-5 but can easily be doubled, or even tripled, depending on how many guests you have. Adding ½ cup chopped red onion would also be delicious. If cilantro is not your thing, just leave it out.

By now, you’ve probably realized that I love Ina Garten recipes. Every recipe I’ve made of hers has turned out perfectly. Her margarita recipe is no different. You make a big batch in the blender and keep it chilled in the fridge until ready to serve. It’s delicious and tart; the perfect ratio of juice to tequila. I add a rim of salt and a lime wedge to garnish. Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Thanks for reading!

- Sam


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