Cinco de Mayo or the fifth of May—commemorates 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 has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
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I am planning a Cinco de Mayo dinner tonight. No we are not of Mexican heritage. But we are not Irish and on St. Patrick's Day I serve corned beef and cabbage. If everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day, I think everyone should be allowed to be Mexican on Cinco de Mayo.
From Food Network Cinco de Mayo specialties. HERE
I am thinking different kinds of tacos, guacamole, salsa and maybe some nachos. And of course what would Cinco de Mayo be without the requisite margarita? Oh and not one of those frozen concoctions, but the real thing...
- 2 shots of tequila
- 1 shot Cointreau
- 1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice
- Salt and lime wedge, to serve
I use Triple sec instead of Cointreau (its just a cheaper version of an orange liqueur)....Also play with the ingredients a little bit. I stick with the rule 1/3, 1/3, and 1/3. I also don't add the salt rim.....Seriously who needs the bloat the next day on top of a hangover?
Qi en Pace,