It’s Cinco de Mayo On May 5th. If, like most of the world, you’re under quarantine this week, you might be craving a bit of travel and — if you ask us — Cabo San Lucas sounds pretty damn perfect right now. Here’s how to fake out the ultimate, cathartic Cabo experience while still in your sweats.
Host – Or Don’t | Consider rounding up the gang for a Zoom call the night of the 5th. We recommend sunset to get the most from our epic resources below. Alternatively, kick back, enjoy a mocktail and just experience a moment of peace and quiet all on your own.
Start the playlist | DJ Capri, resident at The Cape in Cabo (with tentative plans to re-open June 10), has created this playlist for all of those celebrating Cinco de Mayo at home this year. Crank it up on Spotify.
Pull Up the Cabo Surf Cam | For a mental and visual escape to Baja, check out this live surf cam showcasing the waves at surfer favorite, Monuments Beach. Pull it up anywhere — on your desktop computer, laptop, phone or outdoor projector!
Grab the Margarita or Mocktail Ingredients | It takes two to three limes to create the 3 oz. of lime juice required for one fresh margarita (without processed sour mix). Shake the fresh lime juice with 2 oz. of good tequila and a tablespoon of agave nectar. Salt the rim of a glass full of ice and add a few slices of jalapeno if you have available.
Inviting Zoom guests, send them a supply list beforehand. Here’s a more formal margarita recipe if you need it and a list of our favorite low-ABV and mocktail options. You can also order cocktails to-go from so many local restaurants — in LA try Tallula’s margs in spicy, mezcal or seasonal.
Tacos optional | We’ve got a million taco recipes, like this list of our six favorite vegan tacos here. If you can swing it, consider ordering in from a local restaurant that could use your support. In LA, our favorite is Loqui for meal kits that also include rose or beer — find them listed on our delivery short list.
With so much travel on hold, we’re getting a small thrill out of experiences just like this one. Take us up on our Cinco de Mayo party plans — while it might not provide the satisfaction that comes from putting your toes in the sand or having actual salt in your hair, we’re guessing you could use a break from that Netflix binge or whatever else your evening at home routine has come to be!