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Great Cinco de Mayo Recipes (Video)

Margarita? Check. Guacamole? Check. Watch and learn.

 

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the U.S., the holiday has become a reason to celebrate the food and culture of Mexico. Patch went to Margarita's in Mystic to get recipes for great guacamole and amazing margaritas.

LA CHICA MARGARITA

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz Agave Nectar
  • 2 oz Fresh Squeeze Lime Juice
  • 1 each Lime Wedge
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt

Here’s what to do:

Chill martini or margarita glass. Place salt on a flat plate. Wet rim with lime wheel, turn glass upside down and touch rim with the salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Use a shaker that has a strainer. Add liquid ingredients; adding the agave nectar last. Shake very well. Pour over ice or up.

GUACAMOLE

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two ripe Hass avocados
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon minced garlic
  • One tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Two tablespoons of white onions, diced
  • Two tablespoons of plum tomatoes, dice.

Here’s what to do:

Remove stem from avocados. Cut in half with knife. Twist halves to separate. Remove seed by stabbing with edge of knife and twisting. Scoop avocado out with a spoon. Mash avocado with fork. Leave lumps. Fold in remaining ingredients with a spatula. Taste and adjust lime juice and salt to taste.

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