Friday, April 28, 2017
Cinco de Mayo Punches Without Tequila
I can hardly believe it, since it's one of my favorites, but there are people out there who actually don't like tequila! If you fall into this category and are looking for something to serve for Cinco de Mayo, here are a few punch recipes from 1964's The Food and Drink of Mexico, by George C. Booth, a "professor of English at Long Beach State College in California (who) is a renowned 'Chef of the West' and an afficionado (sic) of Latin America." These recipes claim to have been found "in the simple as well as the great homes as he travelled the many states of Mexico in his search for authentic and exceptional dishes" (and, presumably, drinks). I've only been in one actual private home in Mexico and the punches were pretty darn good, so I'm inclined to believe he encountered these!