Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I thought I would give you one heck of a present! A recipes for the best-ever moist, yummy, over-the-top coconut, ginger and tequila cupcakes! You just have to make them!

And what's the significance of Cinco de Mayo? It's a common misconception in the United States that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence day. NOPE! The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Unlikely because the Mexican army was outnumbered almost two-to-one. The Mexicans of Puebla have reason to celebrate, they defeated a much better-equipped French army that had not been defeated for almost 50 years.

In the US, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo like we celebrate Chinese New Year, St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest. So make a batch of tequila cupcakes, pour a glass of anejo tequila and toast to our neighbors to the South!

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