It's that time of year again and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! As a party planner, you know how important it is to make sure your guests have plenty of delicious options for celebrating. We've got some great tips for planning a festive and easy menu perfect for any Cinco de Mayo gathering. Whether you're hosting an intimate soiree or a giant fiesta, we've got five recipes that will tantalize the taste buds of everyone in attendance. From cocktails to salsa, these quick dishes will help ensure that no one leaves hungry—or without being properly immersed in traditional Mexican flavors! Read on to discover our favorite recipes for making this year's Cinco de Mayo bash truly memorable.
Think skinny at your Cinco de Mayo party
Skinny Margarita made with Butter Bean Honey. Our Butter Bean Honey comes straight from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Its silky smooth flavor with hints of peach makes it a perfect pair for your favorite silver tequila. The recipe is simple and, best of all, guilt-free!
Peach Margarita with fresh peaches and Autumn Honey. You could actually craft this cocktail using any of our delicious honey. We’ve made it with blueberry, blackberry and orange blossom honey as well.
Did you just say mojito?
When you make one with honey, it makes all the difference in the flavor. This one we made with a craft spectacular club soda that we found at our local grocer and boy does it have a kick! Muddle in a few fresh blueberries, and you've achieved perfection. This mojito recipe is timed well for the warmer weather that's setting in.
Do you salsa?
Summer Salsa is a lovely sweet and savory happy hour treat. If you are familiar with the canning process, you can make a big pot of this and can it to enjoy all winter long. One of my favorite things to do on the Eastern Shore is visiting my friend Joyce, foraging in her garden, and creating a new recipe. This one was straightforward and so delicious because everything that we made with our hands came from the earth, (the chips, however, were store-bought.)
Eastern Shore Honey-Marinated Fish Tacos with Slaw! We use honey twice in this recipe - once in our fish marinade and once in our slaw. We recommend a light, mild honey to give the dish a balanced sweetness. Avocado Honey plays well with the cilantro and lime, while our Spring Honey imparts a nice bright flavor.
It's no wonder why Cinco de Mayo is such a popular celebration worldwide—it's an easy and delicious way to celebrate the vibrant culture of Mexico. Planning your menu has never been easier with our five tasty recipes that are perfect for any size gathering. Whether you're inviting a few close friends over or throwing a huge party, these recipes will add the perfect pinch of flavor to your fiesta. All you need to do is invite everyone over and let the good times (and festive flavors) roll!
Enjoy the colors, smells, and tastes of Mexican traditions while getting creative in the kitchen. Let your taste buds take you on a mini-vacation this year with one of these delicious recipes. Try them and transport yourself to an atmosphere so fun and flavorful, even bad weather can't put a damper on it. So go ahead: turn up the music and top up those margaritas; Viva Cinco de Mayo! Try these delicious recipes today and make this year’s celebration extra special.