5 Apps for Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Although Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexico as a way to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, the holiday has become more popular in the United States than in the country where it began. Make sure you’re fiesta-ready with these fun iPhone apps that offer everything you need to celebrate Cinco in style.

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1. Cinco de Mayo Cookbook Presented by Adobo Grill ($0.99)

What’s a fiesta without food? The Cinco de Mayo Cookbook app serves up authentic Mexican recipes from the chef of the popular Adobo Grill restaurant. You’ll find classic recipes such as margaritas and guacamole, along with modern fare like Baja fish tacos and peppery sangritas.

2. Radio Mexico Alarm Clock + Recording ($0.99)

Get the party started with the hottest tunes from across the border with Radio Mexico Alarm Clock + Recording. With live streams of more than 900 stations straight from Mexico, you won’t have any trouble finding something to dance to.

3. Tequila Matchmaker (Free)

No alcoholic beverage is as closely tied to the Mexican culture as tequila. The agave-based liquor originated hundreds of years ago near what would become the city of Tequila, and is still produced there today. If your only experience with tequila is from margaritas, you’re missing out -- but TequilaMatch will help you catch up. The app features profiles of more than 1,200 brands of tequila, and will use your preferences to help you find your perfect match.

4. Cinco de Mayo: The Battle of Puebla  (Free)

Although the day has become synonymous with partying, that’s not all there is to it. Learn the history behind the holiday with Cinco de Mayo: The Battle of Puebla. The app offers interesting trivia, a quiz to test your knowledge, and coloring pages for the youngest celebrants.

5. Taxi Magic (Free)

Enjoy all the tart, tequila-laden margaritas you want — as long as you’re not getting behind the wheel to drive home. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely with Taxi Magic, an app that allows you to book and pay for your taxi from your iPhone. The app’s “Magic Booking” service — currently available in 55 cities — allows you to order and pay for your taxi straight from your iPhone. If you live outside those cities, the app automatically locates your local taxi services and you can tap the name to call and order a cab.

 

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Jacqui is the author of "Getting Started With The Roku for Cable Refugees" and "Turning Your PC Into a Media Server." She's a contributing expert for eHow Tech on social media and mobile technology and her work has also appeared on Salon.com and the websites of the <a href="http://www.chron.com/">Houston Chronicle</a> and <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/">The San Francisco Chronicle</a>.