Contrary to popular belief, tequila is not just for drinking (although, it really is delicious in a fresh Paloma or Margarita!). No, sometimes tequila is exactly right for cooking. And if you’re ready to take a different approach to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some incredibly delicious and easy recipe ideas to help take your party to the next level. If you’re ready to whip up something with a kick, look no further. Enjoy and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


Tequila Recipes in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

For an authentic take on Mexican cuisine, try your hand at Puerco Pibil (shown above), sometimes referred to as “Cochinita Pibil” as made famous to movie lovers of the Robert Rodriguez variety (he even included a step-by-step video at the end of the DVD for his movie, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”). Click here for the delicious (and incredibly easy!) recipe.

And if you’d like to watch Robert Rodriguez explain it, check out the video below:

Honey Lime Tequila Shrimp Tacos (shown below) are a must for a fresh take on Mexican food. Click here to get the full recipe along with 20 other taco variations!


If you’re in need of a simple side dish for your festivities, try these Tequila Battered Onion Rings (below) with Honey Lime Yogurt Sauce. Click here for the recipe from


And to wash it all down with, here’s a delicious recipe for the “Paloma,” a drink featuring tequila, lime, and fresh grapefruit juice. Click here for the full recipe on Cheers!


Also, be sure to check out Angie Martinez’s Healthy Latin Eating right here to continue with the sizzling Latin cooking tips and recipes from her new book.

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