Cinco de Mayo Recipes You Have to Try | Weekend Wanderings

Since I can remember, I’ve always loved Cinco de Mayo. Something about the warm sun, cool drinks and delicious food just brings me happiness. It’s the perfect summer holiday, and the perfect excuse to get your friends and family together.

Today we’re talking Cinco de Mayo recipes that are sure to make allll your guests happy. But first, we thought we’d share some history about this holiday (as we first published in this post from last year).

History

According to Time Magazine, “Cinco de Mayo honors the anniversary of the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla. The clash, which took place during the French-Mexican war, featured a vastly outnumbered Mexican army and their unlikely victory over Napoleon III’s troops.” Many people mistake this day to be Mexican Independence Day, which actually occurs in September, but Cinco de Mayo is celebrated here in the US as a general day of appreciation for Mexican-American culture and history.

Drinks

cocktail, Margarita
  1. Sour Green Apple Margarita (Heather Christo)
  2. Mexican Martini (Texas Monthly)
  3. Jalapeno Basil Lime Frozen Margarita (Food & Wine)
  4. Spanish Sangria (All Recipes)

Appetizers

shrimp
  1. Shrimp Tostada Bites (Delish)
  2. Best Guacamole Recipe Ever (Cookie and Cake)
  3. Pineapple Habanero Salsa (Shared Appetite)
  4. Supreme Nachos (Delish)

Entrees

cheese=chicken-greens-quesadilla
  1. Pressure Cooker Beef Burritos (Taste of Home)
  2. Chicken, Cheese and Greens Quesadillas (Bon Appetit)
  3. Eggplant Tostadas (Delish)
  4. Mexican Beef Soup (Bon Appetit)

Desserts

churro
  1. Easy Churro Bites (Just a Taste)
  2. Sopapilla Cheesecake Bites (All Recipes)

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