Cinco de Mayo

The warm weather is finally here and so are some favorite warm-weather holidays including Cinco de Mayo! Try a few of OA’s favorite recipes to get the celebration started.

In Mexico, the Cinco de Mayo holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces back in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Many of us in the United States celebrate the holiday by gathering with family and friends, surrounding ourselves with colorful decorations, fabulous food and delightful beverages. Pair the fun with the warmer weather and you’re in for a great celebration. These OA recipes are delightful, Mexican-inspired food and drinks, perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party.

Cool Off With Aguas Frescas

Simple, light, non-alcoholic drinks flavored with fruits, vegetables and even flowers, aquas frescas is a simple and traditional favorite in Mexico and Latin America. This is the perfect cool down on a warm day.

Celebrate with 3 Mouthwatering Ceviche Recipes

Dishes made with fresh veggies, lemons and lime fit the bill for any celebration, particularly when the warm weather hits. Try one of these recipes for ceviche, including one for non-fish eaters.

Homemade Fish (or Meat or Vegetarian) Tacos With All The Fixins’

A party just isn’t a party without good food. Tacos are loved by pretty much everyone, and the choices for fillings are seemingly limitless. Give one of these versions a try for any upcoming gathering.

3 Super Tasty Summer Salsa Recipes

A Cinco de Mayo gathering wouldn’t be complete without homemade salsa and chips. So easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser, you don’t have to limit salsa to chips only. Top baked potatoes with it or partner it up with grilled fish, burgers or veggies. 

Peach Margaritas

This OA recipe couldn’t be any easier to put together and is just a bit different from the standard margarita. Who doesn’t love fresh fruit? Buy the peaches ahead of time, slice them into chunks, then freeze them for later. Easy and delicious.

Ingredients

1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup ice
2.5 ounces tequila
1 ounce peach schnapps
2 ounce sweet & sour mix
1 teaspoon sugar

Method

Pour into 2/3 margarita glasses and garnish each with a fresh strawberry.

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