This year, we teamed up with taco journalist Mando Rayo to cover one of the most important celebrations of Mexican culture: Día de los Muertos. He traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, to participate in the festivities and capture the details for this feature.
After celebrating Cinco solo last year, we all deserve a do-over. Get ready to make up for lost fiesta time and take your Cinco to the next level with these spicy ideas.
Fire up the fiesta with Spicy Pineapple Margaritas
2 oz. Camarena Reposado
.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
.75 oz. Re’al Pineapple Syrup
1-2 Jalapeño slices
GARNISH: Pineapple fronds & wedge of lime
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake together to combine/chill. Strain into an ice-filled glass rimmed with Tajín and garnish.
Craft your own Cinco-worthy tacos with tips from Texas taqueros
If you can’t wait to start celebrating:
Kick things off early with a Cinco-themed brunch. Learn how to perfect your own breakfast tacos with tips from the reigning queens at Veracruz All Natural.
If you’re working on your summer bod:
Put a healthier spin on your favorite tacos. Check out some tips for crafting vegan dishes from Chris Rios.
If you want a super authentic celebration:
Try your hand at a traditional Northern Mexican dish. Get a taste of Discada from taco truck owners Anthony Pratto and Xose Velasco.
Feel the excitement of cheering on the USA with the American Outlaws.