¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! We don’t know about you, but we are going to make steak tacos, pico de gallo, and margaritas this year with our friends. 

First off, no good Cinco de Mayo is complete without a margarita in some form. Whether you make it spiked or a mocktail, you deserve to celebrate with a margarita!

This Margarita from Taste of Home is as fresh as it gets. 

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/3 cups crushed ice
In a pitcher, combine the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, lemon juice, and sugar. With a paring knife, slice one lime into four wedges with a paring knife. Rub the lime onto the glasses, put salt on a plate and dip each glass into it, in order to create a salt rim (this part is optional). Pour up the margaritas and enjoy!

For the perfect alternative to an alcoholic margarita, we like this Margarita Mocktail from Danielle Walker

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 ounces jalapeño honey simple syrup (adjust amount based on desired spiciness)
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces grapefruit flavored sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedges, jalapeño slices, salt or tajin rim for garnish (optional)

Follow the same steps as the alcoholic version, and if you are feeling fancy, feel free to add in zero proof Tequila! We also recommend mixing some salt with tajin for the rim for a slightly spicy addition.

Next up on the menu is a simple pico de gallo. Perfect for eating with chips or putting on tacos, this recipe is easy, fresh, and delicious. Grab your favorite Santoku or Chef Knife - the smaller the chunk, the better the pico! There is no better recipe than this to test your knife skills.

For this recipe, we like this one by Natasha’s Kitchen.  It's authentic, simple, and delicious! 

Lastly, we think there is no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with delicious and authentic homemade carne asada tacos (we like this one for Mexican Street Tacos by Damn Delicious). 

Chef's Tip: Once you have cooked the steak to your desired temperature, use a chef knife or a steak knife to slice the steak into small chunks.  As much as we love to cut, keep the steak whole until it's cooked to make it as juicy and tender as possible.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Schmidt Brothers family!

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