There are many ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Whether it’s going to one of Anchorage’s local restaurants, planning something authentic at home, or biking along the coast and having a cerveza with a friend.
If you are planning for the first or considering the second we have a few fun suggestions…
A couple of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Anchorage are Tequila 61 and Serranos Mexican Grill. These locations not only have amazing food but offer a great atmosphere.
If you are looking to host your own amazing affair take a look at our pinterest board and see some fun ways you can decorate for the holiday and celebrate in true form! Don’t shy away from lots of color and use every excuse to make it fun!
It’s also no surprise that when people think of Cinco de Mayo and how to celebrate specialty cocktails come to mind. Here are a few that caught our eye this season plus the recipes to make them.
Often labeled as Mexico’s favorite drink due to its popularity, the Paloma is a refreshing blend of tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda. See recipe HERE.
2. Hibiscus Agua Fresca Cocktail
This refreshing beverage is a great addition to your menu in that it can easily translate into a mocktail for your guests. See recipe HERE.
If you are the type of person that thinks of Cinco de Mayo and thinks “Beer” this is a tasty classic. Enjoy a refreshing beer with a little spice and lime. See recipe HERE.
4. Color Changing Margarita
This delightful twist on the traditional Margarita will surprise your guests in an unexpected way. Especially when they hear the secret to how you get the bold color. See recipe HERE.
5. Pineapple & Mezcal Tonic
This tropical refreshment is one that can really round out your menu in that it goes well with almost anything. It really is a crowd favorite. See recipe HERE.
6. Grapefruit Collins
Citrus is king when it comes to Cinco de Mayo cocktails. This Grapefruit Collins is no exception. This drink is fabulous on the rocks or straight up! See recipe HERE.
No matter how you decide to celebrate Mexico’s independence this year, do it with passion, exuberance, and joy. Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Have fun and be responsible out there.