Cinco de Mayo Essentials
If you want to get technical, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. But we prefer to think of it as an excuse to make a zesty spread of our Tex-Mex favorites, including hot-off-the-grill fajitas and fresh guacamole, with the heat cranked up just the way we like it. (You have been to Central Market’s made-to-order guac bar, haven’t you?)
Naturally, no Cinco de Mayo festivity would be complete without margaritas, and Republic Spirits Blends, from the Austin-based makers of Republic Tequila, makes it easier than ever to shake some up. These all-natural mixes comprise the finest fruits and agave nectar, which result in some mighty fine cocktails. Classic Lime is a must-have, but more creative options like Prickly Pear, Pineapple Basil, and Jalapeño Lime are real crowd-pleasers. These mixers are so versatile that you can add them to just about anything, including sparkling wine or water.
However, Republic Spirits Blends encourages you to think outside the drink. Culinary applications include sweet treats like Prickly Pear Pound Cake. Or try a splash of Pineapple Basil on a summery watermelon and feta salad. But for your Cinco de Mayo shindig, we like Jalapeño Lime Meat Marinade to liven up those fajitas. Cheers to that!