Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the kitchen

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On the Border Chef Greg Hoover joined ABC 7 to show how to make a few celebratory Mexican dishes. (WLS)

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. The holiday in the United States celebrates Mexican heritage and culture. At On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina the holiday is celebrated through food. On the Border Chef Greg Hoover joined ABC 7 to show how to make a few celebratory Mexican dishes.

CincoRita
Yield: one drink

You Need:
- Glass
- Lime juice & kosher salt (for rim)
- Cubed ice
- 3/4 Cup margarita mix - we have a special blended mix, but there are many great ones available to buy
- 1 oz (1 shot) Tequila
- 1/2 oz Triple Sec

- Lime wedge

Directions:
- Dip the rim of your glass into lime juice, and then into Kosher or margarita salt
- Fill your salted glass with ice
- Separately, put a small scoop of ice into a shaker and add your Margarita Mix, Tequila, and Triple Sec. Shake until well blended and chilled
- Pour mixture into your prepared glass
- Top it off with a squeeze of fresh lime
- Enjoy!

Guacamole Recipe

You Need:
2-3 whole ripe avocados (depending on size)
2 Tablespoons diced tomato
1 1/4 Tablespoons finely chopped, seedless jalapeño
1 Tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime wedge
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
- Scoop avocado meat from the skins into a medium sized mixing bowl (glass or wooden bowl ... not metal)
- Using forks, mash the avocado to a chunky/creamy consistency
- Squeeze the juice of your lime wedge into your avocado
- Add tomato, jalapeno, red onion and cilantro and salt. Gently fold it all in to the avocado mixture
- Serve with tortilla chips
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