Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Time to bust out the limes! The Mexican fiesta (which does not, in fact, celebrate Mexican Independence Day, which is Sept. 16) is the perfect excuse to hang with friends for an afternoon of revelry, libations and tacos. Lots of tacos.
Stick close to home this year with our flavor-driven hosting guide to Cinco. Because margaritas made with corn syrup-laden sour mixes are a major bummer, we offer grown-up interpretations of (and alternatives to) the Tequila-driven bevvie. Along with wine selections that pair perfectly with Mexican food, try our favorite recipes for braised beef tacos, chef-inspired handmade tortillas and a traditional pepita sauce to bring it all together. Finally, get the scoop on Mexico’s booming south-of-the-border wine region, while a handful of artful, high-end Tequilas will have you throwing back shots after a hearty salud!