Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo is a day of fun and festivities. Today we will explore some great ways to celebrate this festive day with a few cocktails and foods.
I want to be clear that the way Americans celebrate this holiday is a completely watered down celebration of a day that has its place in history. To get some knowledge and understanding here is a quick article from TIME.
These days I'm all in love with a blog called A Blog About Booze. This guy is LIFE!!! He makes the art of cocktailing and boozing so simple. For my little celebration I'll be making his Margarita Popsicles. I'll be using the same ingredients but using dixie cups. He mentioned that using the dixie cups was easier since they melt pretty quick.
Next on the menu is my famous guac! Now, I have not always been a fan of guacamole but since I've fallen head over heels for avocados it just kind of happened. The key for me is using plenty of limes and cilantro. Apparently, cilantro is one of the foods that either tastes great to you or tastes like soap. I didn't make that up, it's some scientific mumbo-jumbo I've read and heard from folks over the years. Anyways, those two things make my guacamole amazing. I'm not a fan of heat but I will through a few jalapeños in for the folks who do. So it's simple, I don't really measure, just add and taste. Avocados, lime, diced tomatoes, red onion, green onion, cilantro, salt and pepper. BAM!
I feel like tacos are amazing and delicious and could easily be consumed every single day. So a taco bar isn't such a terrible thing to have. I might even consider having one at my wedding if that day comes...back to tacos. Have fun with your taco bar. Anything can work on tacos because I'm ok with stuffing mine to the max. I sometimes like to fry my own gorilla shells with different seasonings...game changer that will have you thanking me later. So just have fun and make it your own.
So Happy Cinco de Mayo! Be safe, drink responsibly and don't do something racially insensitive. Remember, we are celebrating a culture not mocking it.