This article was published on May 5th, 2017
Originally celebrated in Mexico as a commemoration of the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1861, Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for ‘fifth of May’. The victory over France held historic symbolism, but today is considered a minor holiday, not a national holiday. However, in many west, southwest, and northwest areas of the United States, Cinco de Mayo began as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today, the date is a observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In true American style, the United States have taken Cinco de Mayo to a new level, hanging banners and hosting largest festivals to highlight Mexican culture, music, dancing, food, and of course, cocktails! In just a few minutes you can whip up amazing, fresh, hand-made strawberry margaritas that will bring any Cinco de Mayo celebrations to life!
- 2 oz gold tequila
- ½ oz orange liqueur
- 1 cup fresh, hulled strawberries
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- ½ oz honey
Place tequila and strawberry margarita mix into a blender. Add ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with fresh mint.