Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on May 03, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend, and if you find yourself in need of a little inspiration for your fiesta, we've got you covered.

Honey has a long history and tradition within the Mexican kitchen. Because of its many culinary benefits and versatility, honey can be used in a slew of Mexican-inspired dishes, from a topping for fruit and sopaipillas to an emulsifier in glazes for meat. That's right; more than just a sweetener, honey is also an ideal ingredient for savory dishes because it balances other ingredients in recipes, such as smoky Mexican chilies.

But don't think that honey's versatility ends on the plate because it's also great in the glass! In addition to adding the perfect amount of sweetness to your favorite beverages, honey also adds depth to the most complex cocktail recipes by balancing and enhancing flavor profiles of other ingredients. From juices to cocktails, honey has a way of making beverages truly shine.

Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo with margaritas or tacos (and why not both?), we've got eight delicious Mexican-inspired honey recipes that are sure to create a buzz at your fiesta.

We want to hear from you! How will you be including honey in your Cinco de Mayo festivities? Let us know in the comments below.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo!