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Southwest Essentials: Go On, Get Your Cinco On


There’s more to Cinco de Mayo than boozing. But we’ll still take a margarita, please.

Forget cheap tequila and chicken tacos—celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style.

Cinco Scenario 1: Sojourn to Sedona

Celebrate the rich heritage of Cinco de Mayo with this fiesta at Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s own arts and crafts village. The combination of mariachi musicians, folklorico dancers and traditional Mexican food provides for a festive day that the whole family can enjoy. Ole!

Cinco Scenario 2: Step Up Your Margarita Game

It’s time to move past that pre-made mix you drank in college. Celebrate the day by hosting a margarita-making contest, and tell your friends to bring their A-game. Our favorite recipe is simple but oh-so-good:

  • 5 ounces of reposado 100 percent agave tequila
  • 5 ounces Cointreau
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • A well-salted rim

Mix with ice and strain into the salted glass. Enjoy!

Cinco Scenario 3: Leave It to the Experts

When in doubt, dine out. Click here for our favorite Mexican restaurants throughout the region.

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