INFOGRAPHIC: The Perfect Gourmet Taco Pairings for Every Flavor of Margarita
Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with drinking and partying here in the states, but its origins are actually pretty serious. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexican Army triumphed over French forces in 1862. While the holiday may have taken on a different tone in the US, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some margarita-flavored desserts or taco bites while we celebrate. If you’re psyched to party it up for Cinco de Mayo, here are some downright delicious margarita and taco pairings to satisfy your cravings.
So, first things first: We need to talk about these INSANELY delicious mango and blackberry mint margaritas. Light and fruity in flavor, they’ll pair perfectly with grilled shrimp tacos, making for a springy duo. Watermelon mint margaritas, of course, are similarly refreshing. That’s why we’ve chosen to pair these with fish, only we added a little extra crunchiness by opting for fried shrimp tacos.
Avocado margaritas are going to pair well with blackened chicken. Think about it like a Chipotle burrito bowl in taco/margarita form.
Now, if you want to keep things a little more traditional, go for the ultimate Mexican combo: classic margaritas with tacos al pastor. And for a classic vibe with a twist, opt for grapefruit margaritas (a still-citrusy alternative to traditional lime) combined with cilantro-lime tacos.
Vegetarians (and people who just love warm flavors) can keep things cozy with cranberry margaritas. Pair them with butternut squash and black bean tacos. For a similarly warm flavor profile, you can opt for another option from our list: apple cider margaritas with carnitas.
And finally, we’re rounding out our list with zingy, fruity, tropical flavors. Strawberry coconut margaritas are going to pair PERFECTLY with coconut shrimp tacos. Ditto for kiwi margaritas, which will have you feeling beach vibes when paired with ahi tuna tacos. Whatever you choose, though, make sure to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style… and don’t forget the salsa.
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