Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days and I have a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration!
Click on the links in red for a taste and the complete recipe.
To start your fiesta, let’s mix a Cucumber Margarita! This is a favorite margarita we enjoy in the summer with the cool and refreshing flavor of cucumber and lime. I discovered this Cucumber or Pepinita Margarita at a local Mexican restaurant. I’m not a fan of sweet drinks or the artificial taste of sweet-and-sour mix. If you’re a fan of cucumber, I think you’ll like this margarita too! Our local Mexican restaurant uses Tajín as a rimmer (chilies plus lime and salt). I used a Chili & Lime Spice Blend, mixed with Kosher salt.
2 oz. Silver tequila or tequila of choice
2 oz. English or hot house cucumber, grated. Seed and dice cucumber and muddle if you prefer.
1 oz. lime juice
Light agave nectar, to taste
Grate your cucumber into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, lime juice, light agave nectar and tequila. Shake, strain and serve.
Use a lime wedge around the edge of your glass then Tajín or chili-lime-salt blend to rim. Garnish with a slice of cucumber or lime.
Enjoy your Cucumber Margarita with a bite that delivers some South of the Border flavor for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or summer fiesta, Cheesy Masa Cups!
These cheesy corn flour cups can be filled with a variety fillings.
I filled mine with a mixture of guacamole, corn, black beans, salsa and some with leftover pulled pork. Garnish with sour cream, Queso Fresco, cilantro or jalapeno.
No celebration is complete without some chips & salsa or guacamole! Help yourself to some Cinco De Mayo Mini Taco Dips, mini layered dips for an individual or fiesta serving!
Quench your thirst with some Sangria Mexicana for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or summer fiesta, as easy to mix as it is to drink!
My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking, by Daniella Germain
A lovingly created blend of essential Mexican recipes, magical illustrations and a family’s story
Beef Empanadas, or beef turnovers, filled with a tomato, onion, garlic and beef mixture along with some spicy chorizo. Pie crust embellishments not required but were added for a little whimsy inspired by the Daniella Germain’s illustrations.
Strawberry and blueberry salsa, full of flavor, colorful, and quick & easy to assemble!
South of the Border Flavor table with a Fiesta of Food and Flowers
and Red Chile Short Rib Tacos and Rose Sangria Spritzers, from Bobby Flay.
Let your slow cooker do the work with the Red Chile Short Rib Tacos. . .
While you mix up a pitcher of sangria to quench your thirst and cool down from the heat and hot peppers!
Put the Olé in guacamole with the addition of sweet roasted corn and smoky bacon!
Serve in individual cups or glasses for a party appetizer!