Fiesta-Worthy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2017

We’ve all heard of Cinco de Mayo (“the fifth of May”) as a fun celebration with lots of Mexican food, but what is the history behind the holiday event? A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s independence, but it is actually centered around celebrating Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla, which occurred during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. It was unsure that Mexico could win the battle, since they were heavily outnumbered by French military forces. Ultimately the win became a significant source of pride for Mexico[1]

Roasted corn salsaUnlike one may assume, Cinco de Mayo is more popular in the United States than in Mexico, with Los Angeles, California being host to the largest Cinco de Mayo party. Dubbed “Festival de Fiesta Broadway,” the event is full of food, dancing, music and parades and draws in hundreds of thousands of people annually[2].

If you’re planning your own Cinco de Mayo party or just want to celebrate with some delicious Mexican food and beverages, these recipe ideas will have you well on your way!

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  • If you’re searching for the perfect mini dessert, look no further – Mini Margaritas made in phyllo shells are the answer!
  • Tres Leches Cake, also known as “three milks bread” is a buttery sponge cake you’ll love!Churro Rolls
  • A spin on the classic churro, these cinnamon-y Churro Rolls are a great sweet snack!
  • Dulche de Leche Pie is Mexican-inspired with a crunchy, chocolatey crust.
  • You won’t be able to get enough of these adorable Sombrero Cookies!
  • A popular Mexican dessert, Star-Studded Flan is coated in caramel and so creamy delicious.

DrinksAvocado Shake


What are you doing this Cinco de Mayo? Do you have fave Mexican-inspired recipes? Share with us in the comments below!


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