Apparently like its fellow holidays St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras, this holiday actually stands for more than booze and “ethnic” food. Cinco De Mayo marks the 1862 battle of Puebla, during which Mexican troops defeated the French army in an underdog victory regarded as a symbol of national unity. A holiday rich in history, but leaves me wondering since when did we decide to start stealing other countries holidays?
Image Above: 1. String Lantern Lights 2. Blacksplash Tile Aqua 3. Urban Renewal Vintage Mexican Blanket 4. Mexican Margarita Glasses 5. Vintage Glass Dish 6. Hand Painted Wall Planter 7. Terra Cotta Tortilla Warmer 8. Flamenco Shower Curtain
And because I’m feeling generous I’ll leave you with this delicious Watermelon Margarita Recipe!
Frozen Watermelon Margarita
adapted from Gourmet
1 large watermelon
1 c tequila
1/4 c sugar
lime salt (recipe below)
Cut the watermelon into cubes. Using a hand blender, puree the watermelon and add remaining ingredients. Place in freezer until solid.
Rub lime juice around the rims of the serving glasses or bowls. Press the rims into the lime salt and scrape round servings from the frozen watermelon margarita mixture. Serve as a solid or in glasses as a slush. Garnish with peels of lime zest.
1/4 c salt
1 tsp dried lime zest
Combine by grinding together with a mortar and pestle. Use as a finishing salt with your favorite dishes. Perfect with fish and seafood.
Enjoy, and Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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