We love any excuse we can get to eat Mexican food and drink margaritas, even though we know Cinco de Mayo is more than just great food and drink. Every year we look forward to enjoying the holiday with some of our favorite must-haves to celebrate Cinco de Mayo including teaching the kids how to make fresh guacamole as part of our homeschool unit study on why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Check out our 4 top must-haves to celebrate Cinco de Mayo fashionably!
According to the California Avocado Commission, Americans eat upward of 80 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo! YIKES!
You know, avocados are good for more than just guacamole. I know, shocking news, isn’t it? Admittedly, guacamole is probably the tastiest way to enjoy those nutrient-packed berries, but there are also many delicious avocado recipes you can try out today.
If you didn’t already buy your avocados 2-3 days ago, you aren’t eating homemade guacamole today. Don’t worry, Whole Foods delivers and they have excellent guacamole! They have a whole section of Cinco de Mayo goods, including fresh limes for Margaritas with Powell & Mahoney Classic Margarita Mixer. Don’t forget that the perfect margarita starts with the best tequila – Alacran Tequila, that is.
A cocktail to make that is a crowd-pleaser is the Albacran cocktail made with Alacran Tequila. It is colorful and delicious, everytime. Here is a recipe for a delicious cocktail that everyone can enjoy. The Albacran cocktail is a must-try at your next gathering. And, it will be hit with your guests when you celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
The Albacran Cocktail
- 0.5 oz. lime juice
- 1.5 oz. of Alacran Tequila
- 1 oz. of simple syrup
- 5 basil leaves
Blend together all ingredients in a blender. Serve in an old fashioned glass and garnish with a basil leaf. Enjoy your Albacran Cocktail and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style!
For more information on Alacran Tequila, visit autenticoalacran.com.
Chips & Salsa!
You’ll find that Siete Family Foods products are wildly on sale at most Whole Foods locations across the country. They have a great selection of no-grain, gluten-free chips, taco shells, and delicious seasonings as well.
Nothing beats a bag of Que Pasa tortilla chips with fresh salsa, though!
We love Que Pasa tortilla chips because every Que Pasa chip is made from whole grain organic corn that’s ground up between hand-cut Mexican volcanic lava millstones. Not only are Que Pasa chips certifiably delicious, they’re also gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan! So you get everything you want in the perfect tortilla chip and nothing else. Best of all, their price can’t be beat, so it’s easy on your tummy and your wallet! Que Pasa tortilla chips with a big bowl of salsa is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Did know that Mexico’s most beloved dish for Cinco de Mayo is actually mole poblano?! This delicious sauce is made with dozens of ingredients including chili peppers and chocolate served over chicken. The town of Puebla hosts the International Mole Festival every year where famed celebrity chefs explain how to create the ultimate mole sauce.
If you want to know how to make mole poblano or Mexican chili, make sure you get a recipe from a Mexican! It’s the only way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, fashionably!