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Best Cinco de Mayo food and drink ideas
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo like a pro and really impress your guests with some of these fun and easy dishes. These recipes will surely be the highlight of the party and leave your guests in awe (and pretty full).
Tacos & Burritos:
There are so many ways to make tacos and burritos the trick is to have a mean sauce or salsa to really amp up the flavor. Check out these 3 easy to make salsa recipes!
Mango Pico de Gallo
Pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca and salsa cruda, is a type of salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It is traditionally made from chopped tomato, onion, and serrano peppers, with salt, lime juice, and cilantro. Click here for recipe.
Salsa verde is a type of spicy, green sauce in Mexican cuisine based on tomatillo and green chili peppers. Click here for the recipe.
Salsa is a variety of sauces used as condiments for tacos and other Mexican and Mexican-American foods, and as dips for tortilla chips. They may be raw or cooked, and are generally served at room temperature. Click here for the recipe.
Obviously you cannot forget the drinks! What Cinco de Mayo is complete without the classic Margarita?! Want to add another Mexican classic? Try serving your guests the Paloma, which is also a tequila based drink. You can never have too much tequila, right? Check out these easy margarita and Paloma recipes!
A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice, blended with ice, or without ice. Click here for recipe.
The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail. This drink is most commonly prepared by mixing tequila, lime juice, and a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge. Click here for recipe.
Last but not least, you have to round out the night with some dessert. What gets more Mexican that the churro and tres leches cake? Check out this authentic tres leches cake recipe and be sure to feed your guests' sweet tooth. As for this churro recipe, it is a fun and easy twist on the classic. Try this easy to make churro chip and serve with a cream cheese dip!
Tres Leches Cake
A tres leches cake, also known as pan tres leches, is a sponge cake—in some recipes, a butter cake—soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. Click here for the recipe.
Easy to make Tex-Mex treat for everyone. Click here for recipe.