3 Ways to drink like a Mexican this Cinco de Mayo
Confession: I love Cinco de Mayo, always have, always will. However, there are those who will argue that it's not even a real holiday. I suppose there is a bit of truth to that. In Mexico, CInco de Mayo is celebrated regionally as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla. I think it is telling that we make a bigger deal of it in the U.S. than in Mexico, maybe it's because Mexicans on this side of the border need a way to help gringos embrace Mexican pride.
Whether you think it is a "real" holiday or not, if you are over 21-years-old, why not use it as an excuse to drink like a Mexican?
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I've got three drink recipes for you that will have you drinking like a Mexican this Cinco de Mayo. Try one or sample all three like I plan on doing.
A michelada is the perfect drink for beer lovers.
Ice cold bear
Powdered chile piquín (think Tajín)
1 Lime wedge
Maggi Seasoning Sauce
Salt the rim of a chilled glass. Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip the rim in salt.
Add ice to the glass. Sprinkle salt over ice, put in a dash of Maggi Seasoning Salt, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and sprinkle some powdered chile piquí up in there.
Mix it all up by gently swirling your glass around and then pour the ice cold beer in!
Tequila and Sangrita
Enjoy a fine tequila with a sangrita chaser.
Ingredients (makes three servings)
1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup of tomato juice
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Maggi Seasoning Sauce
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of pepper
Mix it all up! If you want to get fancy you can serve it in a glass rimmed with salt.
Coronitas or Dummies Version of a Margarita
This is not a traditional margarita recipe, but it is easy and it is good and since some people don't think Cinco de Mayo is all that traditional, I think this is perfect for the occasion.
This one is so easy to make, I'll just show you our video!
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