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.
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!
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