Cinco de Mayo is my second favorite celebration of the year, right after my birthday. I mean it’s pretty much a day where drinking margaritas starting at noon and eating obscene amounts of guacamole is the norm, right. Wait? That’s not how you celebrate? I don’t understand 🙂 I mean yes, it’s also about the Mexican army’s victory over the French but really for me, it’s a celebration of food. Come to think of it, everything is pretty much a celebration of food for me. Good thing I work out once in a while!
You see I’m an Arizona girl at heart – and after spending my entire youth there – it’s safe to say that we take celebrating Cinco de Mayo (or Cinco de Drinko as we used to say) pretty seriously. We would throw big outdoor Cinco de Mayo parties with endless bowls of tortilla chips, vats of guacamole, bowls of salsa, giant plates of nachos drenched in cheese, did I mention guacamole, pitchers upon pitchers of margaritas, enchiladas, oh I could go on forever. So you see why I love it. It’s pretty much all my favorite food and drink rolled up into one glorious day.
So in honor of my second favorite celebration of the year, I put together all my favorite MUST have items for a rockin’ Cinco de Mayo party (yes there are at least 3 different guacamoles that must be present at a Cinco de Mayo fiesta – did you expect anything less from me?)!! There is one more addition that I’ll post on Wednesday. It has tequila. And lots of it! I’ll leave you with that!
And there you have it! All the food that you should have at a Cinco de Mayo party!! If I missed anything – feel free to shout it out in the comments – I’ve got time to add it my Cinco de Mayo party menu! Margaritas coming soon….
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!