I’ve lived in America for many years, and I love (yet surprisingly) how a regional party in Mexico, has crossed borders and reached all parts of the world.
It’s not Mexico’s Independence Day. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is NOT a celebration of Mexican independence. Rather, it is a celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the battle at Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war (1861-1867). Mexico’s defeat over France in the battle at Pueblo came as a surprise, due to the small militia Mexico employed in contrast to the heavily outfitted French militia, which had 2,000 more troops than the Mexican Army. Although the Mexican militia won the battle they would go on to lose the war. Napoleon III, the leader of France, instituted his relative, Archduke Maximilian of Austria as the ruler of Mexico. Maximillian was executed by firing squad 6 years later when the US forced France to remove their troops and President Benito Juárez took leadership of the country.
The “5 de Mayo” (May 5th) celebration commemorates the Battle of Puebla, and America is a proud flag for Mexican migrants. So today I want to give them a delicious, natural and light recipe to celebrate.
Margaritas to have a great time this 5 de Mayo
This skinny margaritas recipe is a variation to the cocktail we normally know. I hope you enjoy it!
- ¼ cup of tequila (tequila preferably silver or white)
- 1 ½ ounce of lemon juice
- 1 ounce of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of agave nectar
- 1 piece of lemon for garnish
Let’s make Margaritas!
- Place salt in a small dish (a little bigger than your glass). Slide a piece of lemon on the rim of the glass and then dip it in the salt to stick.
- In a shaker with ice mixes tequila, lemon juice and orange with agave nectar. Mix in a shaker for 30 seconds, and serves the mixture into your glass.
This delicious drink has about 190 calories, 12 grams of carbohydrates of which 9gr are sugar. Enjoy!