Monday, April 28, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

With this month almost behind us, we all know that April showers not only bring showers but a Mexican holiday called Cinco de Mayo!  Today I have not one but two recipes to help you celebrate.  Ole!

Colada Margarita - a twist combining a pina colada and margarita | Cooking on the Front Burner #cincodemayo #cocktails #margarita #pinacolada

I like Mexican food and tasty beverages but most recently I've discovered I really LOVE guacamole!  I think the love kicked in about 18 months ago when we went to Cabo with a group of friends.  One day the guys were deep sea fishing and us gals went to town to a local cantina for lunch.  Everyone right away (except me) ordered a couple bowls to share.  So I thought why not give it a try and lo and behold, I really liked it!  Needless to say, the rest of that trip I did not pass on it and now with this recipe, can enjoy it here in the states!

Guacamole | Cooking on the Front Burner #cincodemayo #mexican #guacamole

Guacamole - create your own with this easy recipe | Cooking on the Front Burner #guacamole #mexican #avocados

So first up is the guacamole recipe - this actually came on the box my Molcajete came in.


by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion minced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 or 2 serrano chilies minced (seeds removed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato with pulp and seeds removed
  • tortilla chips
  1. In a Molcajete (large mortar/pestle set) or medium bowl mash the avocados
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients minus the tomatoes
  3. Add the tomatoes right before serving with the tortilla chips
  4. Please note: guacamole can go brown quickly and should be eaten in one sitting
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I'm also known to enjoy a Pina Colada or Margarita when it is happy hour time. This recipe I found combines the two into one that I'm calling a Colada Margarita. It's quite refreshing.

Colada Margarita

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 servings

  • 6 ounces white tequila
  • 2 ounce sour mix
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounce cream of coconut
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into margarita glasses with ice.
Adapted from
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So enjoy your tasty beverage and guac.....

Then you might be interested having some Mexican Fried Ice Cream!

Ok, I've got the drinks, app and dessert covered.... who's bring the enchiladas!!



  1. Love both of these, Deb! But ESPECIALLY that Colada Margarita- yum! :) Pinned & definitely sharing!

  2. Ole is right! I could live on guacamole and margaritas, I think! These look so delicious. Pinning to my Cinco de Mayo board! :)

  3. Hi Deb, I'll take a Margarita and a scoop of fried ice cream. Pinning both!

  4. I'll bring the enchiladas!! Sounds like an awesome Cinco de Mayo in the making Deb! :)

  5. These look delicious Deb! I love the sound of both of these for Cinco de Mayo - pinning :)

  6. mmm guacamole! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  7. I'm a huge fan of guacamole - been know to eat an entire bowl for lunch :) Pinning the margarita - two delicious drinks in one!

  8. Guacamole is so dangerous because I love it so much! This recipe looks awesome!

  9. Seriously, guacamole is one of my favorite things ever! I cannot be trusted alone with it! Your recipe looks delicious!

  10. That guac looks amazing! We make guac all the time, but super simple guac - yours looks so delicious!!

  11. Such a pretty drink! I think I could live just on margaritas, chips and guacamole!

  12. I love guacamole, margaritas, and dessert...perfect Cinco de Mayo post! Glad you found your love for'd be a sad world without it! :)


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