Interesting Topic of the Month: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Home

Kevin Orsinger |

Cinco de Mayo is one of the most popular social holidays in the United States. It presents an opportunity to share good food, good drinks, and good conversation with friends and family. This year, Cinco de Mayo will look a bit different than normal for most folks in the United States with social distancing regulations in place. We have some suggestions for bringing the festivities to your house though!

For homemade margaritas, you’ll need to pick up tequila, limes, lime juice, and simple syrup (or make your own from sugar and boiling water). Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday, it is the perfect chance for Taco Tuesday. Cook up some rice and beans, ground beef or chicken if you would like meat, and chop up some lettuce, tomato, onion, and cilantro. While a traditional street taco will just have meat, onion, and cilantro, we like to add sour cream, salsa, and cheese. Squirt lime juice over all your tacos to add that restaurant feel. Homemade tortillas are surprisingly easy if you would like to try your hand at making your own: you just need water, flour, salt, and olive oil.

A good meal, of course, should be paired with good festivities. Perhaps you have not had a piñata since a childhood birthday party, but buying or making one could add a lot of fun to an otherwise normal night in. You might play mariachi music in the background or make it the center of the night with a salsa dance competition—look up lessons on YouTube. Hang up decorations; get crafty! Break up the scissors, tape, and construction paper to make paper garland.

A good celebration can be even better paired with some education. Take some time to learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. Learn what happened, who was involved, and how Mexico approaches the day’s festivities.

Even though this year’s holiday will be a bit different, we at
Orsinger Investment Group, Inc. wish you the best one yet!