What is a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a little guac? Complement the Paloma’s grapefruit notes with a Spicy Basil Guacamole, and follow it up with some Red Chile-Chicken Enchiladas for the main course. The basil and chile peppers in each dish make surprisingly tasty matches to the tangy drink.
To balance the strength of the Anejo Old Fashioned, fire up the grill for Carne Asada, perfectly seasoned skirt steak, or tamales, starchy goodness wrapped in a corn husk and filled with meat, veggies, cheese and more.
The beauty of the Michelada is that it’s entirely customizable. You like it spicy? Add more hot sauce. Want a more savory sip? Add another dash of Worcestershire or soy sauce. From there, complement the cocktail with seafood dishes such as a Crab Avocado Salad or a citrus-soaked Shrimp Ceviche.
Last but not least, whip up a traditional Tres Leches Cake to round out la fiesta— it’s bound to go with any drink.