Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

In English, "cinco de mayo" translates to "fifth of May", to us it means a chance to celebrate and indulge in Mexican food, music and culture.  Here are three elements that should get your Cinco de Mayo party off to a good start.

The Cocktail - Classic Margarita
1 oz. tequilla
dash of triple sec
juice of 1/2 lime
Rub the glass rim with a lime, spin in salt, fill with crushed ice and the cocktail. Sip and love life.

The Appetizer - Pico de Gallo
4 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 cup white onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
3 tbsp. cilantro, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients.  Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

The Music - Dos Mundos - Tradicion by Alejandro Fernandez
For a more contemporary spin on traditional mariachi, try Alejandro Fernandez' 2009 release, Dos Mundos - Tradicion and prepare to be transported to a Mexican cantina overlooking the Gulf.


  1. I tried the Margarita recipe SEVERAL times last night and it is great. Stephen Mc

  2. Thank you, Stephen Mc, for that glowing review and Happy Birthday too.