10 Cinco de Mayo Hacks that will make your fiesta Loco!

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By Cooking Panda

Hey, here’s a fun fact: Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day.

Nope, and it’s not celebrated in Mexico either.

But that should not hold anyone back from enjoying it.

So do you want to take your Cinco de Mayo to loco levels?

Well here are 10 tips and tricks that will help you do exactly that!

  • Use watermelon as a keg!

Don’t worry, its not an Instagram challenge. Get yourself a watermelon, carve it’s inside out, scoop out the meat, and plug a plastic spigot.

How do you make a watermelon out of a keg?
Source: Pinterest
  • Don’t let your Guacamole go brown! 

This happens because of oxidization. To avoid it, put the Guacamole in an airtight container. Flatten the surface with a spoon and get rid of any air pockets. Cover the Guacamole by pouring half an inch of water. After refrigerating for two days, it is ready to be served once you pour off the water and stir the Guacamole.

Does guacamole turn brown?
Source: eatortoss.com
  • Use Tajin as a Margarita Rim Topper

This is the perfect alternative to (boring, generic) salt that will give your Margarita a new kind of kick.

What is a Tajin rim?
Source: Pinterest
  • Avoid crushed tacos!

Hard tacos are cool, but you gotta try soft tacos, they are durable and ready for toppings of your choice.

Why do taco shells break?
Source: Taste of Home
  • Creative Margaritas

Margaritas are easy to make and fully customizable. To name a few things that could be added to it – kiwis, strawberries, watermelon, cilantro, avocados, cantaloupe, grapefruit, jalapeños and also pineapples (both raw and grilled)

Ways to customize your margarita
Source: margaritavillecargo.com
  • Heating Soft Tacos

An extension to the previous tip, warm tacos rule! To warm it, hang them upside down in an oven.

How do you heat corn tortillas for tacos?
Source: Healing Tomato
  • Improve Your Salsa Selection

Get some good quality ingredients. To find out whether a mango or an avocado is ripe or not, just by checking whether it’s soft enough while buying them at the store.

What is the best salsa?
Source: Cooking Classy
  • Find the Perfect Heat Level

This could be done by tasting everything and adjusting the quantity accordingly. For example, based on how much of it you use, Jalapenos can be either like green peppers or as hot as habaneros.

What can I do with a lot of jalapenos?
Source: Chili Pepper Madness
  •  Save your meat 

Want to repurpose, try Taco flavored meat. You can use it in the next day quesadillas and wraps.

Repurpose Meat
Source: The Forked Spoon
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