How to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Home
One&Only, the ultra-luxury resort collection, is going above and beyond to bring the magic of its global resorts into your home during quarantine. In early April, it launched its online series, At Home with One&Only, which includes at-home tips on relaxation, cooking, and more from its worldwide network of experts. And now, the resort collection is on a mission to ensure your Cinco de Mayo celebrations are just as grand as usual — even as we celebrate from a distance.
“One&Only Palmilla — Cabo’s beloved Baja escape — has created a helpful guide to the holiday encouraging readers to host their own fiesta,” the resort collection shared in a statement. “Commemorating the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862, the holiday celebrates Mexican culture, from its cuisine and music to the traditional crafts.”
To assist in all the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, One&Only Palmilla is offering a suite of activities and recipes for you to take part in. And everyone’s invited to their digital party. These online celebration tools include cocktail recipes from the hotel’s mixologists, including its tasty avocado margarita, or the refreshing Katrina, which comes with mezcal and pineapple. The mixologists even shared the recipes for ultra-fresh Palomas as well as its tropical coconut margarita.
But, the celebration doesn’t stop there. The hotel has also curated a Spotify playlist to set the right mood for an at-home party. It also enlisted the assistance of its executive chef, Sandro Falbo, to teach everyone how to make a few of the hotel’s most delectable dishes to “bring the flavors of Mexico to your table at home.” The recipes include the chef’s classic guacamole, a taste of the sea with easy fish tacos, and absolutely delicious tequila or mezcal salted chocolates for those with a sweet tooth. And, for the kids looking to celebrate, Falbo has also shared a hands-on recipe for Mexican pizza.
Speaking of the younger set, the hotel, inspired by its day camp KidsOnly, also created a few at-home activities including creating Papel Picado, a traditional craft in Mexico where hand-cut paper is strung into colorful banners used to celebrate both holidays and special occasions. This way, everyone can get involved with both celebrating Mexican culture and pretending, even just for a little while, that we’re all sitting on the beach in Mexico instead.