How to Throw the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Festival at Home
Written By: LOCALE Editors Cinco de Mayo at home
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican culture, existing because of Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla back on May 5, 1862. People of different cultures celebrate Cinco de Mayo. While Cinco de Mayo may look a bit different this year in quarantine, that’s no reason not to celebrate at home with your quarantine crew. We’re sharing how to throw a festive and fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta at home this year. Cheers!
1 | It’s Corona Time
Maybe you’re craving an ice-cold Corona on a day like today. What is it that’s so refreshing about this cocktail?! Here’s how to make it: 16 oz pint glass rim with Tajin and Tapatio, 1/2 of a lime (squeeze the juice), 1/4 of an orange (squeeze the juice), add 1 tbs Chamoy, 3-4 dashes of Tapatio, 2-3 dashes of Worcestershire, 1-2 dashes of soy sauce, 1 dash of pepper, add 12 oz Corona, 4 ounces of Clamato, garnish with either cucumber slice, orange wedge or mango slice. Sprinkle with Tajin and enjoy!
2 | Virtual Concert
Tune in to Twitch for the Corona Electric Beach Party! Starting at 1 p.m., LA-based DJ Anna Lunoe, Dillon Francis and Diplo will be playing music for your #CincoAtHome celebrations. This benefit concert will help support restaurant workers through the Covid-19 pandemic. For every viewer on May 5th, Corona will donate $1.00, up to $500,000.00!* Turn it up!
1p.m.: The CORONA ELECTRIC BEACH party begins
5p.m.: ANNA LUNOE
6p.m. – 7p.m.: DILLON FRANCIS/DIPLO come on Twitter
8p.m.: DILLON FRANCIS hosts and afterparty set on TWITCH.TV/MADDECENTLIVE
*For each viewer that joins the #CincoAtHome Benefit Concert presented by Corona® on May 5, 2020, Corona® will donate $1.00 to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, up to a maximum donation of $500,000. For 21+ only. VOID in AL, MA and MS. Relax responsibly®. Corona® Beer. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL.
3 | Good Grub Cinco de Mayo at home
Nothing says Cinco de Mayo like delicious food. Avila’s El Ranchito is offering trays of their homemade Chile Rellenos. “We’ve made them the same way for over 53 years. Only certain cooks can make them because there’s such an art behind them. We don’t cut corners,” Maribel Avila, owner of Avila’s El Ranchito, explains. What goes into making this delectable dish? “Each chili is fire-roasted, then you take off the skin. You then dip them into an egg white batter and they are stuffed with cheese. Then they’re fried. After that, they’re topped with our homemade salsa and more cheese. Nothing is out of a can; everything is fresh.”
Call your local Avila’s El Ranchito 24 hours in advance to place your order. Margaritas will be available at every location, along with fajita platters and taco kits by the tray. “We have some fun things for your take-home fiesta!” Avila says.
4 | One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila…. Cinco de Mayo at home
This year, you might want to put that double shot in your drink. You’re not going anywhere, let’s celebrate! This horchata tequila drink is a sweet treat that will taste delightful at any time of the day. The recipe is a mix of tequila, rum, agave, almond milk and cinnamon. For the full recipe, visit this link.
5 | Homemade Piñatas Cinco de Mayo at home
You can’t get more festive than making your own piñata at home! All it takes is a cardboard box, some creativity and––of course––candy. For your step-by-step guide, check out this link.
6 | Guac Contest
That’s right. It’s time for a guac-off. Have everyone in your family make their very best version of guacamole. While some prefer lime and some prefer tomatoes in their guacamole, it’ll be a family-friendly activity to spark some competition. Once everyone makes their guac, do a blind taste test and vote on the winner. The best part? You’ll have guac to eat all day long.
7 | Cue the Tunes Cinco de Mayo at home
Last but not least, you’ll need an epic Cinco de Mayo playlist. It’s always fun to spend some time building your own playlist. Otherwise, we recommend this one.