Cinco de Mayo in Houston

Looking to make a great Cinco de Mayo drink? Try the Mexicosmo, from Pico’s Mex-Mex:

1 1/2 ounces premium silver tequila

1 ounce Cointreau

1 ounce pomegranate juice

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1 maraschino cherry

1 lime wedge

Combine alcohol and juices in a shaker with ice and shake well. Place cherry at the bottom of a martini glass and attach the lime wedge to the glass rim. Pour the cocktail into the glass.

Makes 1 serving

Cinco de Mayo celebration activities for the whole family:

DOWNTOWN PARADE: LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) showcases cultural arts in its annual Cinco de Mayo parade, beginning at 10 a.m. todayin downtown Houston (see route on the map at right). The parade is followed by the Puertas del Arte festival noon-5 p.m. today at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. Access

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON: Join the festivities during Cinco de Mayo Wonder Weekend. Play a traditional Mexican game. Las Americas Ballet Folklorico performs at 2 p.m. today. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5; $4 for those 65 and older. The museum is at 1500 Binz. Call 713-522-1138 or access

CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL AT MILLER: It’s a Mexican celebration featuring mariachis, folkloric dances and more. Activities start at 3 p.m. today at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive in Hermann Park. The festival is free. For more details, access

CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL: This Woodlands festival features authentic food, art and live music including Yelba y Latin Fire Jazz Band. Hours are 5-10 p.m. today at Market Street’s Central Park, 9595 Six Pines Drive. Call 281-419-4774.


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