Anyone who knows me knows my love of Mexican food and beverages runs deep. I could honestly eat tacos every day of my life and be perfectly content. With that being said, Cinco de Mayo is in my top three favorite holidays to celebrate! In the South, the beginning of May usually brings beautiful weather perfect for gathering with friends for a good time.
Today, we share with you some of our tips for throwing the perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta at your home. First up -- the margarita! I have a few favorite Mexican restaurants around town and I always love trying their jalapeño margaritas if they have one. You really can't beat the spicy kick! For a bigger crowd, you have to accommodate may different taste buds. Some people can't handle heat, and for those guests.. I introduce to you the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita. With just the right amount of spicy and cool it is such a crowd pleaser!
What you'll need:
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 2 ounce agave syrup (or homemade simple syrup)
- cucumber, sliced into ¼" rounds and cut into quarters
- jalapeno, sliced into rounds
- salt, for rimming glasses (optional)
Now on to the food! Have I mentioned that I love tacos? Well, I do. When entertaining it is a good idea to have something where guests can serve themselves. Since no on person likes their tacos just the same, a 'make your own taco bar' is the perfect solution. You can easily assemble all of the toppings, shells, tortillas, and meat options and your guests can make the tacos of their dreams! The prep time on your end is relatively short which is also a bonus.
Set the table with a festive table cloth and dishes of course!
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Cinco de Mayo! Comment below with some of your favorite ways to celebrate the holiday!