Weekend Entertaining: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Add spice to your Cinco de Mayo celebration this weekend with our menu, featuring Latin-inspired favorites and self-serve margaritas outdoors. Just grill up the finger foods, set up the margarita bar and you’ll be ready for guests in less than an hour.


Colorful appetizer plates and vibrant printed napkins bring cheer to the table, as does a casual quilted table runner. Use rustic handwoven serving pieces to keep the mood rustic and easy-going. See the full menu and entertaining tips below to pull off the festive party yourself.


Frozen Passion Fruit Margarita
This recipe makes a delicious blended margarita, but you can also enjoy it on the rocks. Just blend the drink for a shorter period of time and then strain it into a glass filled with ice. Alternatively, set up a full margarita bar, allowing guests to customize their own cocktails.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
For a non-alcoholic beverage option, try this refreshing Mexican blend of watermelon, lime juice, sugar and mint. Place a slice of lime or a wedge of watermelon in each glass for a special touch.
Tomato Salsa & Guacamole
Serve salsa and guacamole directly in the molcajetes in which you prepare them for eye-catching appetizers.
Quesadillas with Spicy Shrimp and Flank Steak
Our specially designed grill basket makes it easy to cook quesadillas over the fire without losing any ingredients. When ready to serve, cut these into wedges and place in a chip & dip tray along with the Steak Fajitas below. Place extra salsa in the middle of the tray.
Chipotle-Spiced Nachos with Chicken
This appetizer is perfect for serving a hungry crowd. Crispy tortilla chips are layered with spicy chicken, refried beans, onion, bell pepper and two kinds of cheese to create an over-the-top nacho platter. For casual entertaining, serve them directly on the grill tray.
Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
Cooked on the grill in our roaster, stuffed jalapeño peppers emerge with a wonderful fire-roasted flavor. Just pile them on a platter, and let guests help themselves.
Steak Fajitas
These smoky, tangy fajitas are ideal for entertaining — they’re easy to eat but filling enough for a meal. Place silverware in a woven caddy so people can grab utensils as they help themselves to the spread.

4 comments about “Weekend Entertaining: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

  1. Anne Brown

    Yum with a capital Y. This looks fabulous! I have just added the quesadilla grill basket to my summer wish list.

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