Americans have adopted the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo as one of our very own. And why wouldn’t we? It’s colorful, flavorful, and down right fun. In a world that could always use one more excuse to celebrate, we say why not!
Typically, Cinco de Mayo is a veritable smorgasbord of all-things-cheese-coasted with endless chips, salsa, and margaritas. Hopefully, you’re all waiting until it’s at least 5 o’clock somewhere to dig in! This year, being that Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, we think you should start the party early with a Mexican-themed brunch. The centerpiece of which should be our Grapefruit and Lime Mimosa.
You only need four simple ingredients:
Champagne or sparkling wine
Slice the grapefruit in quarters, and do the same with the lime and orange. We hand squeeze, but if you have a juicer you can use this too. Fresh squeezed juice tastes better, of course, but if you need to buy juice go ahead.
In each of two champagne glasses, add juice of 1/2 a grapefruit, 1/4 a lime, and about a tablespoon (or splash) of orange juice.
Then, carefully pop the cork from your champagne and pour over the juice until the glass is full. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve while still chilled.
Your Cinco de Mayo brunch menu could also include:
Chunky Guacamole with Serrano Peppers by Eva Longoria (with blue corn tortilla chips)
Huevos Sofritos by Cheryl Forberg, RD
Homemade Chorizo by Chef Devin Alexander
Summery Black Bean Salad by Recipe 4 Living
Baked Sopapillas via Yummly
May 4th, 2012