Happy happy Cinco De Mayo! Or Cinco De Drinko…whichever your prefer LOL.
Major buzz kill for the latter since it is on a Tuesday!
BUT it will be a blast nonetheless!
Cinco De Mayo is another one of our FAVEEEE (!!!) holidays because Tequila, Margs and Tacos. DUH. Oh, and guac. Cannot forget the most delish invention ever!
As you know, we will celebrate anything we can because life is sweet and it’s meant to be celebrated every day you wake up and are still here. Life is short so make it good, right?!
We work all day tomorrow but with these easy meal and drink tips, a CDM dinner party will be a cinch!
1. DECOR – we’ve collected a few things over the years that we always keep around such as sombreros, serapes, and fun shot glasses and margarita glasses! We also try and head to Party City to purchase some stick-on mustaches and fun little plates and napkins (this makes clean up muchhhh easier!!).
2. DRANK – We’ll pick up some Modelos and limes for the beer lovers and then some tequila for Marg lovers like us!
→Easy breezy skinny margs:
All you need is tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, ice and a little agave! Put your ice into a glass and top with 1-1.5 shots of tequila. Juice yours limes and and fill to the brim. Add a little agave and stir! Sometimes we cheat and we sub frozen limeade for fresh lime juice because with lots of people, you’ll need LOTSSSSS of limes! We’ll even top off with some coconut water to help stay hydrated!
Or…you could score some Vita Frute Margarita by Veev and let someone else do the mixing for you!
3. FOOD – While we do like to get down on ground beef/turkey tacos, we’ve found a pretty awesome recipe for shredded chicken (recipe below). The best part?! You can toss everything in a crock pot before you head to work and it’ll be ready by the time you get home! For our vegetarian friends, how about black bean tacos? Protein and deliciousness! We also make sure to pick up some taco toppings (tomatoes, onions, cilantro) tortilla chips, salsa and GUAC ingredients! If you’re feeling beans and rice, grab that as well. We find that people get pretty full on margs, tacos and chips and salsa. Go ahead, TREAT YO-SELF!
→Chicken tacos (enough for about 6 people):
Grab 4 chicken breasts, 12-16 oz. salsa verde, 2 cups organic chicken broth, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp cayenne pepper and toss into a crock pot. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours and voila! Just shred when it’s cooked and you’re all set!
We usually live by the rule of 1 small avo per person. Purchase enough avocados and some tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic and limes. Scoop out all your avo meat and mash. Chop your veggies and mix with the avocado. Add fresh garlic, pepper, lime juice and a little himalayan salt. To spice it up, add a bit of your fav salsa!
4. FUN – Invite your favorites friends, make a poppin’ playlist and have some fun! We never need an excuse to listen to Selena, but today it’s a requirement.
Let us know if any of you celebrated and what you did! Share your pics and tag us on Insta! We would love to hear about it and also get some fresh new ideas!
Happy Cinco De Mayo, Babes! Party on!