What to drink for another weekend of Cinco de Mayo at Disney

By Allison Walker, Entertainment Reporter/Anchor
Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

While some have already recovered from last Sunday's Cinco de Mayo celebration, imagine partaking in margarita-drinking, enchilada-eating shenanigans for six more days.

That's what happened this week in one part of Walt Disney World, and the party's not over. Through Saturday, you can still make your way to the Mexico Pavillion at Epcot for "¡Fiesta!" a weeklong celebration honoring the pride of Mexico, the personality of its people and the color of its culture.

But don't expect any pre-mixed neon green 'ritas and "blah" tacos. Inside the Mexico Pavilion, you'll find the real deal. Here's a look at the unique offerings:

Street drinks with Mexico's treasured tequila:

  1. Horchata Margarita.
    A traditional Mexican beverage, horchata is water infused with ground up rice and flavored with lime, cinnamon, and sugar. It can be found in most Mexican restaurants and is often sold by street vendors in Mexico. La Cava del Tequila will be creating a unique horchata margarita made with their exquisite tequilas and traditional ingredients.
     
  2. Avocado Margarita.
    Avocado, tequila, melon liquor, orange liquor, lime juice, agave nectar.
     
  3. Jalapeno Margarita.
    Jalepenos, cucumbers, tequila blanco, lime juice, orange liquour, agave nectar

Drink tequila as it was meant to be enjoyed

Great tequila is meant to be taken straight as a shot or sipped. La Cava del Tequila will be offering up Banderitas, a trio of shots of tequila, lime juice, and sangrita that resemble the Mexican flag.

Central Mexico classics

Forget mundane and generic tacos, La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn will feature delicious regional dishes inspired by Puebla, Mexico. It doesn’t get more authentic than their Chile en Nogada, egg battered poblano peppers stuffed with pork, almonds, raisins, apples, roasted tomatoes, and pineapples topped with a walnut cream sauce.

Here's the entire Cinco de Mayo-specific menu:

Appetizers

Cream of Chile Poblano: Chile poblano, cilantro, onion, garlic and Mexican cream, garnished with tortilla strips, poblano peppers and cream. ($7.50)

Chalupas de Chicharron: Corn dough topped with roasted chipotle sauce, shredded chicken, pork rind in green tomatillo sauce, fresh cheese, sour cream and avocado. ($11.50)

Entrees

Chile en Nogada: Egg-battered stuffed poblano pepper with pork, almonds, raisins, apple, pineapple, cinnamon, roasted tomato and garlic, topped with a walnut cream sauce. ($24.50)

Enchiladas de Mole Poblano: Corn tortillas filled with marinated chicken, topped with mole poblano sauce, sesame seeds and Mexican cream. ($23.50)

Pollo Rostizado en Salsa de Mercado: Slow roasted French-chicken breast, topped with a roasted green tomato, pine nuts, garlic, onion and saffron sauce. ($23.50)

Dessert

Camotes en Leche Condensada: Sweet potato dessert topped condensed milk, garnished with almond brittle. ($7.00)