Celebrating Cinco de Mayo might look a little different this year, but there’s no reason you can’t celebrate at home with these five food and drink recipes.
1. Smoked Mandarin and Ginger Paloma (via Food 52)
While a Margarita is the classic choice for Cinco de Mayo drinks, why not expand your horizons a bit and try this delicious sounding drink that’s a twist on the classic Paloma? Since most of us are unlikely to be able to smoke some mandarin juice, either regular fresh-squeezed Mandarin juice will still make a delicious drink, or you can subbing the tequila with a smoky Mezcal.
2. Sopes (via Mexico in My Kitchen)
Mely has so many great, authentic Mexican recipes on her site, and she makes even the most daunting recipes seem approachable. Sopes are one of my favorite Mexican appetizers, perfect for sharing. If you’re on your own, there’s nothing stopping you from from enjoying them as your dinner!
3. Pressure Cooker Enchiladas (via Serious Eats)
Look at these and tell me you’re not craving them already. Your Instant Pot will make quick and easy work out of these enchiladas, with a rich and flavorful salsa and well as juicy, fork-tender chicken.
4. Classic Guacamole (via Alton Brown)
You can’t go wrong with a great guac and chips any day, and it feels especially right for Cinco de Mayo.
5. Elotes (via Bon Apetit)
An adaptation of the classic Mexican street food, elote is so much more than just grilled corn. If you can’t find cotija cheese, queso fresco, parmesan or even feta will substitute nicely.
How are you planning on enjoying Cinco de Mayo this year? Any other favorite Mexican recipes you’d like to share? Let me know below in the comments!