May 15, 2020
I love having any reason to bring people together. This year I couldn’t let Cinco de Mayo pass without doing anything even if it had to be a virtual event.
Cinco De Mayo marks May 5th 1862 when the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Since then, Americans have used this day as a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage. At least that’s how it should be! Normally on May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, we would gather while having a Margarita, some Mexican (or Tex-Mex) food, and having a good time with our friends and strangers. This year I decided to hit up the Black Martha Stewart, Alexandria Thee Greatest to lead us in a fun virtual cooking and mixologist class to make Pantry style nachos and create our own sour mix for margaritas.
While honoring Mexican culture and heritage we could not ignore that we live in a country that is literally ripping Mexican families apart in a non-humane way. To help voice our concerns we encouraged our guests to sign the Abolish ICE campaign by the American Friends Service Committee which is located in Philadelphia, PA.
Our Virtual de Mayo Cooking & Mixologist Networking Event was a success! We brought strangers together as we shared a bit about ourselves, our passions, our favorite Mexican dish, and shared a bit about how we are all dealing with the effects of Covid-19.
Check out some of the content from Virtual de Mayo & add the playlist which is perfect for any occasion!