I am all about celebrating Cinco de Mayo regardless of where I am on the planet so I just want to wish everyone a very festive and fun May 5th!!!!
The above sombrero image can be found here, which also happens to be where you can find a killer Mango Key Lime Margarita recipe (and a few more recipes). I personally love Sangria on Cinco de Mayo and hot summer days, which is a drink that originated in Spain. So here is my favorite sangria recipe.
Red’s Red Sangria Recipe
1 bottle of red wine (the dryer the better)
2 shots brandy
2 lemons, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
2 oranges, juiced (1/2 cup orange juice can be substituted)
2 limes, thinly sliced
lots of ice
Separate slices and freeze one lemon and one lime. Combine remaining lemon, lime, and orange slices in pitcher. Muddle. Add Wine and brandy. I like to leave this concoction in the fridge for an hour or so, then add the ice and frozen fruit slices just before serving.
VARIATION: Sangria Punch
If I am having a large party, I will often add a cup or so of club soda to the mixture just before I add the frozen fruit and ice. SO yummy!!!
If you are looking for more Cinco de Mayo tips, look no further than my last blog entry about the traditional piñata. Included in this post are instructions for removing the “beating stick” from the often alcohol fueled equation of Cinco de Mayo.
Above image and some cool info about Christmas in Mexico can be found here.