Cinco De Mayo History Lesson, Margarita Recipe

forget-work-margaritaToday is Cinco de Mayo and I think just about everyone here at Burkett has plans to head out to their favorite Mexican restaurant for a margarita! Which made me wonder, what is Cinco de Mayo- besides the literal translation of May the 5th. According to Wikipedia, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory against French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Did you know that this battle would be the last time a European military attacked an North American country. Like most holiday’s, the real meaning has become bogged down with unrelated traditions and celebrations. In fact, outside of the city of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated by the rest of Mexico. United Press International reports that “The holiday crossed over into the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but didn’t gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it.

Well, for whatever reason, you may be celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, celebrate it with an ice-cold Margarita! Try this recipe below.

Forget the Mistake You Made at Work Margarita  (serves 4 to 6)

  • 3 c Chopped Watermelon
  • 10 Limes, juiced  (check out the Nemco 5855 Easy Juicer, you’ll have those limes juiced in no time!)
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 2 c Iced Cubes
  • 1 c Tequila
  • 1/2 c Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • Margarita Salt

1. Use your Vitamix 48 oz Bar Blender, combine watermelons, limes, sugar, and iced cubes. Blend until smooth.

2. Add Tequila and Grand Marnier or Triple Sec and pulse to blend.

3. Rim each Margarita Glasses with salt and add more ice to the cups. Pour the mix over the ice and serve cold!! Enjoy!

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