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While a steady supply of chips, guac and tacos are a must at any self-respecting Cinco de Mayo celebration, for most of us, it’s essentially a drinking holiday. But instead of defaulting to pre-mixed, ectoplasm-tinted margaritas dispensed from plastic tubs, try these expert takes on five classic Mexican cocktails instead, from La Slowteria’s freshly squeezed micheladas to Xixa’s impressive, creative array of spiked agua frescas. Best Margarita: Gran Electrica Neon, saccharine slushies totally have a time...
Unless you happen to have been born in Puebla—where Cinco de Mayo commemorates their unlikely victory during a battle with the French in 1862—you probably view this coming Monday as Margarita Day. Or maybe Cerveza Day, owing to the lime issue. Either way, tacos and tequila will invariably factor into your evening plans. But there’s no need to appropriate other people’s cultural celebrations in order to appreciate their food and drink. That’s why we’re happy...
We admit that we tend to take limes for granted. More often than not, we have five or more of them slowly gathering brown spots at the bottom of our crisper drawer, ready to be fished out at a moments notice to spritz over a pair of fish tacos or garnish an end-of-day gin and tonic. So it certainly was startling when the cost-effective citrus suddenly began fetching around $1 each at grocery stores,...
Had your fill of candy corn, slutty SpongeBob SquarePants costumes, Freddy vs. Jason reruns and the Monster Mash? As long as we’re in the habit of liberally borrowing from other cultures’ holiday traditions (see Oktoberfest, St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo), why not shake your celebrations up a bit — and keep the morbid momentum going — by embracing the Day of the Dead this year? Many of Brooklyn’s best Mexican restaurants are gamely...