Friday, May 5, 2023

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Azulejos Anejo Talavera Tequila

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory over the French army was a morale boost for the Mexicans. (Wikipedia)

After a long week, I am taking the day and evening off. I am looking forward to margaritas and guacamole at CCC followed by dinner at a brand new Mexican restaurant.

I keep this tequila on my bar because it is an excellent tequila and the bottle is so pretty and blue and white!

I personally love a classic chunky guacamole. I do not like my guacamole with mashed avocado at all!

Classic Chunky Guacamole

3 large ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 large jalapeño, cored and finely diced
2 shallots finely diced - you can use instead 1/2 small red, yellow, or Vidalia onion
Juice of 1 lime 
1 cup diced Roma or cherry tomatoes
2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt, or more to taste

Add the avocados, jalapeño, shallot or onion, lime juice, tomatoes, and cilantro to a large bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt, gently toss. Add more sea salt as desired.

Serve with tortilla chips or fresh tortillas. I personally prefer a dollop of guacamole wrapped in a fresh tortilla.

And please don't make your margaritas with cheap generic triple sec - use a premium orange liquer like Cointreau or Grand Mariner.


Grand Marnier

And speaking of salt for your guacamole and to rim your margarita glass, I hope you all have Maldon Sea Salt in your pantry for both. There is nothing better as a finishing salt - it elevates anything you use it on.

Maldon Sea Salt


  1. What a beautiful tequila bottle. I had never heard of this tequila until now. I will have to try it, along with your guacamole recipe. Do you mind sharing your Margarita recipe too? Do you serve your Margaritas on ice, or blended? Do you buy a mix, or make your own? So many questions - sorry Beth. Have a happy Cinco de Mayo.

  2. I used to work with the people who own Azuelos - they were lovely.